Classic Empire

Bay201416.1 hh
Distance won over: 4½f. to 9f.
Pioneerof The Nile - Sambuca Classica
Fee for 2021: $17,500

Champion 2YO by Pioneerof The Nile

Brilliant Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Gr.1 Breeders' Futurity & Gr.1 Arkansas Derby winner

“Classic Empire was the unanimous choice for Champion 2-year-old male.” Blood-Horse

A stallion’s pedigree...

  • One of the most precocious horses from the UNBRIDLED sire line
  • Bred on the same PIONEEROF THE NILE/STORM CAT cross as the all-time great AMERICAN PHAROAH

From the family of HARLAN'S HOLIDAY, BOLDNESIAN & RIDE THE RAILS

His first crop sold for $550,000, $450,000, $410,000, $410,000, $400,000, $375,000, $350,000, $340,000, $325,000, $320,000, $310,000, $310,000, $300,000, $300,000, $250,000, $250,000, $250,000, $200,000, $175,000, $160,000, $155,000, $150,000, $140,000, $140,000, $135,000, $132,000, $130,000, $125,000, $120,000, $115,000, $100,000, $100,000, $100,000, $100,000, $100,000, $100,000, $100,000, $100,000, $100,000 etc.

"he looks like a horse who will have natural speed... this was a horse we had to have" Mike Ryan, yearling purchaser of the $310,000 colt ex. Delay Of Game, a session topper at Fasig-Tipton October

His first crop 2YOs already include...

  • Ottoman Empire - debut winner of a $100,000 Maiden Special Weight at Churchill for Thomas Amoss. Fourth in the Gr.3 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga
  • Old Town Road - impressive 2½-length debut maiden winner at Churchill Downs for Wesley Ward
  • Classiness - broke her maiden by 1¼ lengths at Churchill Downs on debut for Jason Barkley
  • Interstateday Dream - debut Maiden Special Weight winner over 5½f. at Belmont Park for Brad Cox
  • Twenty Four Mamba - a dominant 5¼-length Maiden Special Weight winner at Woodbine over 5f. for Mark Casse