Midnight Storm tops big day at Del Mar for Pioneerof the Nile
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Pioneerof the Nile's top turf star Midnight Storm scored his third consecutive stakes victory on Sunday with a game half-length tally in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile H. (G2) to become racing's newest millionaire

With just a field of five, Rafael Bejarano sent Midnight Storm straight to the front, zipping through a half-mile in :46.66 and six furlongs in 1:10.64. Om, a multiple graded stakes winner in his own right, made a run at Midnight Storm, but the dark bay 5-year-old held on to get the victory in 1:33.92. 

"I felt like he had it under control the whole way, but I was kind of surprised to see that big kick Om had in the stretch and it got pretty close for a while," Midnight Storm's trainer Phil D'Amato said. 

Winner of the Shoemaker Mile (G1) and Eddie Read S. (G2) in his previous two starts, Midnight Storm is now 8-3-0 in 18 starts and has earned $1,1010,110. The Kentucky-bred is owned by A. Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing.

Sire of eight stakes winners in 2016, Pioneerof the Nile got a daily double at Del Mar when Irish Storm also won, taking his maiden special weight debut for trainer Bob Baffert. The colt was a $285,000 purchase by Jerry Crawford at the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling sale.
Visit Pioneerof the Nile's Page Pioneerof the Nile
Undefeated Paynter filly zips by five lengths at Oaklawn Park title=
Paynter

Undefeated Paynter filly zips by five lengths at Oaklawn Park

Ring Leader turned in a very impressive race on Jan. 24, her first start of 2020, rolling to a 5 1/4-length victory...

[read more]

More Than Ready's Uni (GB) named Champion Female Turf Horse of 2019 title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Uni (GB) named Champion Female Turf Horse of 2019

More Than Ready's Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) winner was named the Champion Female Turf Horse of 2019 at Thursday night's Eclipse Awards ceremony...

[read more]

Speightstown's Sharing named top Midlantic-bred of 2019 title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Sharing named top Midlantic-bred of 2019

Sharing, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) in November, was recently named the top Midlantic-bred of 2019...

[read more]

Ms Peintour powers to victory in $100,000 Astra S. (G3) title=
Paynter

Ms Peintour powers to victory in $100,000 Astra S. (G3)

Ms Peintour stretched out to 1 1/2-miles for the first time in her career in Sunday's $100,000 Astra S. (G3) and the 5-year-old Paynter mare came home a 2 1/2-length winner...

[read more]

Carpe Diem colt wins thriller on Gulfstream Park turf title=
Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem colt wins thriller on Gulfstream Park turf

Life On Top, making just his second lifetime start, scored a dramatic maiden special weight win over Gulfstream Park's turf course on Saturday...

[read more]

Echo Town is Speightstown's latest TDN Rising Star title=
Speightstown

Echo Town is Speightstown's latest TDN Rising Star

Echo Town capped off a big Saturday for Speightstown that also included the stakes winners Victim of Love and Bobby's Wicked One both getting their second career black type victories...

[read more]

Victim of Love scores easily in $100,000 What A Summer S. title=
Speightstown

Victim of Love scores easily in $100,000 What A Summer S.

Victim of Love became one of Speightstown's two stakes winners on Saturday when she defeated multiple stakes winner Needs Supervision by nearly four lengths...

[read more]

Speightstown's Bobby's Wicked One scores second straight Fair Grounds stakes win title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Bobby's Wicked One scores second straight Fair Grounds stakes win

Bobby's Wicked One started 2020 like he ended 2019, with a stakes win at Fair Grounds...

[read more]

First foal is a filly for WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan title=
Good Samaritan

First foal is a filly for WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan

WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan, a versatile millionaire son of Harlan’s Holiday and a Graded stakes winner on dirt and turf, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 15...

[read more]

Fed Biz colt kicks off 2020 with Aqueduct stakes win title=
Fed Biz

Fed Biz colt kicks off 2020 with Aqueduct stakes win

Scilly Cay began his 3-year-old campaign Jan. 12 at Aqueduct with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Rego Park S...

[read more]