Pioneerof the Nile Empire Maker / Star of Goshen, by Lord at War - 2006

Entered Stud: 2010
  • Sire of 2015 Triple Crown Winner and Champion 2-year-old male of 2014 American Pharoah 
  • At age two, won the Grade One CashCall Futurity
  • In his 3 year-old campaign, he won California's most important race for his age group, the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby
  • Finished second in the 2009 Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy track
  • The only colt from his crop to win a Grade One at two and three

One of the favorites going into the May 2, 2009 Kentucky Derby. Bred and raced by Zayat Stables, he was sired by 2003 Belmont Stakes winner, Empire Maker, a son of the 1990 Breeders' Cup Classic winner, Unbridled. Out of the stakes-winning mare, Star of Goshen, his damsire was Lord at War, a multiple grade I winner whose victories included the 1985 Santa Anita Handicap.

Trained by Bob Baffert, at age two Pioneerof the Nile won the Grade I CashCall Futurity. In his 3 year-old campaign, he won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, the San Felipe Stakes, and California's most important race for his age group, the Santa Anita Derby.

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Pedigree

EMPIRE MAKER (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
GANA FACIL (USA)
ch. 1981
TOUSSAUD (USA)*
dkb/br. 1989
EL GRAN SENOR (USA)
b. 1981
IMAGE OF REALITY (USA)
b. 1976
STAR OF GOSHEN (USA)
b. 1994
LORD AT WAR (ARG)
ch. 1980
GENERAL (FR)
b. 1974
LUNA DE MIEL (ARG)
ch. 1974
CASTLE EIGHT (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
KEY TO THE KINGDOM (USA)
dkb/br. 1970
HER NATIVE (USA)
b. 1973

courtesy of Pedigree Query
U Modified By: mhoard
HorseConsignmentID: Stallions
8/31/2011
8/31/2012
Horse Type: Race Horse

Horse ID: 2578 Created on: 8/31/2011 3:06:49 PM Created by: steveknight Barn Number: Nominations: starz Ownership:

Pioneerof The Nile