Pioneerof the Nile's $475K colt, hip No. 1, at the 2016 Keeneland Sept. Yearling sale
Pioneerof the Nile, who had one of the top yearlings at the August Fasig-Tipton sale, saw more solid results during the first session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale on Monday afternoon.
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Topping the day for the WinStar stallion was the very first horse to go through the ring, hip No. 1 consigned by Betz Thoroughbreds, agent, and purchased by China Horse Club/Maverick Racing for $475,000. The colt is out of Grade 2-place Saint Bernadette, the dam of Social Inclusion, who placed in both the Preakness S. (G1) and Wood Memorial (G1).
Half-way through the session, hip No. 101, consigned by Clearsky Farms, agent, went to Let's Go Stable and Three Chimneys Farm for $400,000. The colt's dam, Touch Here, is a half-sister to Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Summerly.
Pioneerof the Nile has a total of 53 lots remaining in the sale, which runs through Sept. 25.