Pioneerof The Nile

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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‘In Great Form’: American Pharoah Showing Off Down Under

Coolmore’s John Magnier posted a video of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah on Saturday, depicting the stallion’s antics when being turned out in his paddock at Coolmore Australia. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile has been in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season, and is approaching his time to return to the United […]

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Derby Winner’s Half-Sister Positive Spirit Runs Away With Demoiselle

Mike Ryan’s homebred filly Positive Spirit defied her 11-1 odds on Saturday at Aqueduct, dominating the G2 Demoiselle by at 10 1/2 lengths in her fourth career start. The 2-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile and half-sister to Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was ridden by Manny Franco for young trainer Rodolphe Brisset, and covered […]

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$7.5-Million Lady Aurelia, Record-Priced Weanling Drive All-Time High Gross At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

It takes a lot to make history at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale, and a steady run of seven-figure horses helped do just that, with European champion Lady Aurelia and a record-priced weanling spearheading what was a record gross for the elite auction. Sunday’s renewal finished with 140 horses sold for all-time high […]

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Baffert Trainee Mother Mother Ships In To Capture Churchill’s Rags To Riches

Southern California invader and Del Mar Debutante (Grade I) runner-up Mother Mother led nearly every step of the way in Sunday’s sixth running of the $103,116 Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes to easily beat late-running Molto Bella by 1 ¾ lengths on opening day of Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet. Ridden by Florent Geroux and […]

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WinStar Farm Sets 2019 Stud Fees, Led By Pioneerof The Nile At $110,000

WinStar Farm announced 2019 stud fees for its 22-stallion roster today, again headed by Pioneerof the Nile who will stand for a fee of $110,000 S&N this upcoming breeding season. WinStar also welcomes two new stallions to its roster in Always Dreaming, winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby and Florida Derby (G1), and Jim Dandy […]

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