Classic Empire

Pioneerof the Nile - Sambuca Classica, by Cat Thief

2014, b, entered stud 2018

Champion 2YO & Gr.1-winning 3YO.
By the sire of AMERICAN PHAROAH.
1st yearlings: $375k, $350k, $340k,
$325k, $320k, $310k etc.

2020 FEE: $20,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

Standing at Ashford Stud, Versailles, KY

Tools and Resources

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 5 4 ( 3 ) 0 0 $1,485,920
3 4 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) $1,034,300
Totals 9 5 1 1 $2,520,220

Won at 2

  • Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Not This Time, Practical Joke, Lookin At Lee, Syndergaard, Three Rules, Gormley, Klimt, Term of Art, Theory, Star Empire (GB)).
  • Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland

    (8.5f, D, defeating Lookin At Lee, Wild Shot, No Dozing, Gunnevera, Singing Bullet, Bitumen, Tiz Trevor, Blame Will, Perro Rojo, Holiday Bonus, Honor Thy Father).
  • Bashford Manor S. (gr. III) at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Recruiting Ready, Tip Tap Tapizar, Boys From Boston, Raising Rumors, Riv, My Golden Aura, U S Officer, Capt. Grider).
  • A maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs

    (4.5f, D, defeating Reverend John, Rapa Iti, Yes Mon, Troubled Charlie, Siegfreedroesch, Bobbys Approval, Seanile).

Won at 3

  • Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park

    (9f, D, defeating Conquest Mo Money, Lookin At Lee, Sonneteer, Malagacy, Untrapped, Silver Dust, Rowdy the Warrior, Petrov, One Dreamy Dude, Grandpa's Dream, Rockin Rudy).

2nd at 3

  • Preakness S. (gr. I) at Pimlico

    (9.5f, D, to Cloud Computing, defeating Senior Investment, Lookin At Lee, Gunnevera, Multiplier, Conquest Mo Money, Always Dreaming, Hence, Term of Art).

3rd at 3

  • Lambholm South Holy Bull S. (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park

    (8.5f, D, to Irish War Cry, Gunnevera, defeating Talk Logistics, Cavil, Perro Rojo, Shamsaan).

Pedigree

Classic Empire

B, 2014
9s, G1W
6 f, 0 SWrs
7.3 AWD
Pioneerof the Nile
DK B/, 2006
11s, G1W
690 f, 32 SWrs
1.80 AEI, 8.6 AWD

Empire Maker
DK B/, 2000
19s, G1W
1,406 f, 65 SWrs
1.46 AEI, 9.5 AWD
Unbridled Fappiano
Gana Facil
Toussaud El Gran Senor
Image of Reality
Star of Goshen
B, 1994
5s, BTW
11 f, 5 r
3 Wnrs, 1 SWrs
Lord At War (ARG) General (FR)
Luna de Miel
Castle Eight Key to the Kingdom
Her Native
Sambuca Classica
CH, 2004
9s, P
7 f, 6 r
5 Wnrs, 3 SWrs
Cat Thief
CH, 1996
63s, G1W
523 f, 16 SWrs
1.12 AEI, 8.37 AWD
Storm Cat Storm Bird
Terlingua
Train Robbery Alydar
Track Robbery
In Her Glory
DK B/, 1990
20s, BTW
15 f, 10 r
7 Wnrs, 0 SWrs
Miswaki Mr. Prospector
Hopespringseternal
Forever Waving Hoist the Flag
Quillesian

Inbreeding

Mr. Prospector: 5S X 4D
Northern Dancer: 5S X 5D
Raise a Native: 5D X 5D

Pioneerof the Nile's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2020 160 67 4 5 1 0 Thousand Words ($176,000) $2,921,610
2019 197 97 7 8 3 0 Moonhak Chief ($1,330,595) $7,283,949

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2020 2019
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 3 0 58 0 12 19 0 0
Total Average $26,833 $0 $97,578 $0 $74,500 $126,684 $0 $0
Total Median $17,000 $0 $70,000 $0 $71,000 $115,000 $0 $0
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $123,269 (26) $0 (0) n/a $137,077 (13) $0 (0) $0 (0)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $76,703 (32) $0 (0) n/a $104,167 (6) $0 (0) $0 (0)

Classic Empire's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Current Sales Results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares sold at public auction in Northern Hemisphere for the last 30 days. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

Keeneland 2020 September Yearling Sale

(9/13/2020 - 9/28/2020 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Classic Empire

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
8 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Victory Party*, 2006 Eaton Sales Winchell Thoroughbreds $350,000
551 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Daddy Loves Gold, 2010 Woods Edge Farm M.V. Magnier $340,000
1009 UNNAMED, 2019 F Y Humor Me Colonel, 2011 Paramount Sales John C. Oxley $320,000
581 UNNAMED, 2019 F Y Flattermewithroses*, 2010 Gainesway Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & LaPenta $310,000
1596 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Sweet Saturday, 2010 Eaton Sales Fujii Kosan Co. $150,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Selected Yearlings Showcase

(9/9/2020 - 9/10/2020 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Classic Empire

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
323 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Rever de Vous*, 2011 Gainesway BSW/Crow $375,000
174 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Just Parker, 2007 Scott Mallory KSI, Ben McElroy, agent $325,000
388 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Stop the Wedding, 2008 Paramount Sales Autrey Bloodstock $200,000
645 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Hit the Limit, 2013 Hunter Valley Farm Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds $160,000
23 Bert Bert Bert, 2019 C Y Missyoulikecrazy, 2008 James M. Herbener Robert Lambe $50,000

Classic Empire's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2020 Fall Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
235 c 2019 Y Classic Empire Medea (IRE) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Candyland

Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2020 Selected & Open Sale of Yearlings

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
146 f 2019 Y Classic Empire Mane Princess Mineshaft Scott Mallory
228 f 2019 Y Classic Empire Blue Bird Lady Congrats Silver Oaks Farm

Farm Information

Ashford Stud

Ashford Stud, P.O. Box 823, Versailles, KY 40383. USA Contact: Aisling Duignan, Dermot Ryan, Charlie O'Connor, Adrian Wallace, Robyn Murray or Blaise Benjamin. Phone (859) 873-7088.
Fax (859) 879-5756.

E-mail: info@coolmore.com

Web Site: http://www.coolmore.com