Pioneerof The Nile

Just Whistle Breaks Through With First Stakes Win At Gulfstream

Helen K. Groves’ Just Whistle took a giant step toward finally living up to his potential Sunday, capturing his first career stakes in the $75,000 Sunday Silence at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 5-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, who was graded stakes-placed at 3 during a career marked by interruptions, outfought 3-5 […]

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Matz Hoping Just Whistle Continues To Progress In Sunday Silence Stakes

Trainer Michael Matz entered Just Whistle in Sunday’s $75,000 Sunday Silence at Gulfstream Park with the hope that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will continue on an upward trend in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for older horses. Just Whistle, whose always promising career has been interrupted on several occasions, is coming off a solid […]

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Thousand Words A ‘Better Horse’ Than Last Out; Baffert Trainee Tops Saturday’s Oaklawn Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert didn’t need a thousand words to summarize Thousand Words’ performance in his last start, a dull fourth-place finish in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) March 7 at Santa Anita that marked the first career defeat for the $1 million yearling purchase. Thousand Words, Baffert said, simply didn’t show […]

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Baffert Ships Thousand Words East For Oaklawn Stakes

Trainer Bob Baffert will send 3-year-old colt Thousand Words to Hot Springs this week for Saturday’s listed Oaklawn Stakes, reports drf.com. The son of Pioneerof the Nile will be vying for one of three slots on the line for the G1 Arkansas Derby, rescheduled for May 2 in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic; […]

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Thousand Words Fights Hard In Robert B. Lewis To Give Baffert His 3,000th Victory

Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words had to dig deep for his win in Saturday’s Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, fending off the late run of 18-1 longshot Royal Act to win by three-quarters of a length on the wire. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Thousand Words ran 1 1/16 miles over Santa […]

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Classic Winner, Sire Empire Maker Dies At Age 20

Empire Maker, the winner of the 2003 Belmont Stakes and a sire whose influence reached all the way to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, died Jan. 18 due to a rare disease that compromised his immune system, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 20-year-old son of Unbridled was about to stand his 16th season at stud […]

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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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