Only the 'Best' for Pioneerof the Nile Half-Brother to California Chrome
A PIONEEROF THE NILE weanling half-brother to Horse of the Year CALIFORNIA CHROME sold for $600,000 at The November Sale. Offered as Hip 109, the bay colt was purchased by Larry Best's OXO Equine LLC from the consignment of Bedouin Bloodstock, agent. PIONEEROF THE NILE has already sired Champion colts in Triple Crown winner AMERICAN PHAROAH and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner CLASSIC EMPIRE.
Hip 109 is a half-brother to two-time Horse of the Year CALIFORNIA CHROME, who earned $14,752,650 with 14 wins in 24 lifetime starts, including the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Dubai World Cup (G1) on the dirt and the Hollywood Derby (G1) on the turf. Out of the NOT FOR LOVE mare LOVE THE CHASE, this colt is from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner CASCAPEDIA.
The colt was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.