Pioneerof the Nile

  • Dark Bay or Brown Colt
  • Born 2006
  • KY-Bred
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Connections

Trainer Bob Baffert
Jockey Garrett K. Gomez
Owner Zayat Stables LLC
Breeder Zayat Stables, LLC

Pedigree

Pioneerof the Nile View Five-Cross Pedigree Empire Maker Unbridled
Toussaud
Star of Goshen Lord At War (ARG)
Castle Eight

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
KEESEP2007
Hip 458
Yearling Zayat Stables Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent $290,000

Maiden Watch: Roaring to Victory

Maiden Watch: Roaring to Victory

Gun Roar (Bernstein) got up late for victory at Churchill Downs. For Saturday, 2 two-year-old races, one at Calder and one at Lone Star Park. Plus, a new worker for Pioneerof the Nile. read blog

Eskendereya to Be Sold Under Zayat Plan

Eskendereya to Be Sold Under Zayat Plan

Zayat Stables has agreed to sell all of grade I winner and probable Kentucky Derby favorite Eskendereya this year under a bankruptcy reorganization plan that projects all creditors will be paid in full.

Owner Zayat Surprised by Bank's Lawsuit

Owner Zayat Surprised by Bank's Lawsuit

Ahmed Zayat, who operates one of North America's leading racing stables and is a major buyer at equine auctions, said he is surprised that a major bank has filed suit seeking repayment of more than $34 million in loans.

Stud Fee Set for Pioneerof the Nile

Stud Fee Set for Pioneerof the Nile

Multiple grade I-winning millionaire and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) second-place finisher Pioneerof the Nile will stand for $20,000 when he enters stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington in 2010.

Pioneerof The Nile to Vinery

Pioneerof The Nile to Vinery

Santa Anita Derby victor Pioneerof the Nile, second to Mine That Bird in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, will begin his stallion career at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery in Kentucky.

Injury Ends career of Pioneerof the Nile

Injury Ends career of Pioneerof the Nile

Zayat Stables' Pioneerof the Nile, winner of four consecutive graded stakes and second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired due to a soft tissue injury to his left front leg.

Rachel Alexandra Heavy Early Betting Choice

Rachel Alexandra Heavy Early Betting Choice

How much did the addition of the filly Rachel Alexandra mean to the dynamics of the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I)? According to the patrons at Pimlico Race Course the day before the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, it meant everything.

Preakness Starters Opt for Indoor Paddock

Preakness Starters Opt for Indoor Paddock

It has long been the tradition for starters in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) to saddle on the turf course at Pimlico Race Course, but more than half of this year's field -- including morning-line favorite Rachel Alexandra and Pioneerof the Nile -- will be saddled indoors, Maryland Jockey Club paddock judge Mario Verge said May 15.

Haskin's Preakness Report: Rachel on Display

Haskin's Preakness Report: Rachel on Display

There was little new activity Thursday morning, although Pioneerof the Nile did have his first feel of the Pimlico track. Rachel Alexandra went unseen, walking the shed at around 4:30, but did show up for all to see in the afternoon, schooling in the paddock before the fourth race.

Plop Go the Birds: Alibi or Omen?

The week leading up to the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Ahmed Zayat, owner of Pioneerof the Nile, was hit in the head by bird droppings. The owner saw it as a positive and believed his colt had a good chance in the Derby; little did he know what was to come.

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