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Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile
Sire Empire Maker
Dam Star of Goshen
Grandsire Unbridled
Damsire Lord at War
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2006
Country United States
Color Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder Zayat Stables
Owner Zayat Stables
Trainer Bob Baffert
Record 9: 5-1-1
Earnings US$$1,634,200
Summary
Pioneerof the Nile is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Star of Goshen by Empire Maker. He was born around 2006 in the United States, and was bred by Zayat Stables.
Major wins
CashCall Futurity (2008)
Robert B. Lewis Stakes (2009)
San Felipe Stakes (2009)
Santa Anita Derby (2009)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Pioneerof the Nile (foaled May 05, 2006 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who was 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.

Pioneerof the Nile finished second to Mine That Bird in the 2009 Kentucky Derby over a sloppy track. He finished 11th in The Preakness Stakes.

Pioneerof The Nile was retired from racing after a soft tissue injury in July 2009.


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