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