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Stud Fee Set for Pioneerof the Nile

A $20,000 stud fee has been 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 is the only colt in his crop to post grade I wins at 2 and 3. The colt won the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at 2, and then won the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) as a 3-year-old. In between his grade I wins he took both the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) and San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).

Pioneerof the Nile is a son of Classic winner Empire Maker  out of stakes winner Star of Goshen.

“Pioneerof the Nile broke his maiden at Saratoga on the turf, won four consecutive graded stakes on all-weather (surfaces), and was second in the Kentucky Derby on dirt,” Vinery general manager Tom Ludt said.

Pioneerof the Nile is now being syndicated.