Pioneerof The Nile

Thousand Words Battles Back To Win Los Alamitos Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words dug deep in the final 100 yards to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity, fending off the challenge of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or near the wire to win by a neck. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, ridden by Flavien Prat for […]

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St Patrick’s Day, Full-Brother To American Pharoah, Retires To Journeyman Stud In Florida

St Patrick’s Day, a stakes-placed full-brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. The 2015 colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Littleprincessemma began his career with Bob Baffert at Santa Anita Park on Aug. 20, 2017, finishing second to stablemate Zatter, who […]

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$510,000 Quality Road Colt Tops Sunday’s Session At Keeneland September

Trade continued at a brisk pace on Sunday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, with the session headlined by the sale of a Quality Road colt for $510,000 to China Horse Club and Maverick Racing. Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall, consigned the top-priced yearling, who is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed Stainless. Out of the […]

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Half-Brother To Justify Returns To Glennwood Farm After $950,000 Buyback At Keeneland September

A half-brother to Triple Crown winner and 2018 Horse of the Year Justify dropped the hammer for $950,000 on Monday at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but it wasn’t enough to close the deal. The Pioneerof the Nile colt, out of the Grade 3-placed Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic, finished under his reserve in the sale […]

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Espinoza Guides Nolde To Del Mar Derby Upset For Moss, Shirreffs

Jerry Moss’ Nolde, given a stirring ride by Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, rallied between horses in deep stretch to take the lead and then barely withstood the onrushing Originaire to win the Grade 2 $250,000 Del Mar Derby Sunday at Del Mar, Calif. Nolde, beaten a nose by Jasikan in the opening day […]

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Egyptian Storm, Half Sister To Justify, Bound For November Sales

Egyptian Storm, a 3-year-old half sister to Triple Crown winner Justify, has been retired from racing and booked to top sire Quality Road. Owners Robert S. Evans and West Point Thoroughbreds will offer the daughter of Pioneerof the Nile out of Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper, in one of the Kentucky breeding stock sales in November.When […]

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‘We Are All Extremely Saddened’: WinStar Farm’s Pioneerof the Nile Dies Suddenly At 13

WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile died suddenly today, the farm announced. The 13-year-old son of Empire Maker—Star of Goshen, by Lord at War (ARG), bred a mare this morning and started acting uncomfortable once he was back in his stall. He was en route to the clinic when he died. “We are all extremely […]

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Tapit Colt Brings Sale-Record $2 Million At OBS March

A colt by commercial powerhouse Tapit set an unprecedentedly high bar in the early goings of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, going to the partnership of West Point Thoroughbreds, Robert Masiello, and Siena Farms for $2 million, setting a new record price for the OBS March sale. The gray or […]

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‘Light After Darkness’: Battle Of Midway Colt Born Sunday In Virginia

Within 24 hours of the devastating loss of Breeders’ Cup champion Battle of Midway following a morning workout on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Santa Anita, came the delightful news that one of his foals was born at Jim and Katie Fitzgerald’s Chilly Bleak Farm in Marshall, Va. The 5-year-old Battle of Midway earned more than […]

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Justify’s Half-Sister Finishes Fifth In Career Debut At Tampa Bay

Justify’s half-sister was the subject of attention before the eighth race on the turf, but another first-time starter, 3-year-old filly Pep, made a decisive stretch move up the rail under jockey Willie Martinez to pull off a 13-1 upset, defeating Chancetheracer by a length-and-a-quarter. The winner’s time was 1:43.02 for the mile-and-a-sixteenth distance. Pep is […]

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