Pioneerof the Nile's impact as a sire will be felt long after his tragic loss. In just his first four crops, he produced 2015 Horse of the Year, Triple Crown winner, and champion 2-year-old American Pharoah, as well as champion 2-year-old Classic Empire. At the time of his passing, he had sired 23 black type winners and the earners of more than $35 million.
Arguably the most accomplished son of Empire Maker when he entered stud, Pioneerof the Nile won the CashCall Futurity (G1) at two and the Santa Anita Derby (G1) at three and retired with $1.6 million in earnings. Bred by Zayat Stables, he was out of a multiple Graded stakes producer, and from the family of In Reality.