Classic Empire

Bay201416.1½ hh
Distance won over: 4½f. to 9f.
Pioneerof The Nile - Sambuca Classica
Fee for 2022: $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


Yearling in 2021 have sold for $210,000, $190,000, $160,000, $150,000, $120,000, $110,000, $110,000, $110,000, $100,000, $100,000 etc.

His first 2YOs already include...

  • Classy Edition - unbeaten 3-time winner for Todd Pletcher including the Joseph A Gimma Stakes at Belmont Park & the Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct
  • First Empire - dual winner including an impressive victory in the Soaring Free Stakes at Woodbine for Mark Casse
  • Interstatedaydream - debut MSW winner over 5½f. at Belmont Park for Brad Cox. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga
  • Queens Up - 2½-length debut MSW winner at Arlington Park for James DiVito. Runner-up in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes at Arlington Park
  • Twenty Four Mamba - 5¼-length MSW winner at Woodbine for Mark Casse. Runner-up in the Victoria Stakes at Woodbine
  • Ottoman Empire - debut winner of a $100,000 MSW at Churchill for Thomas Amoss. Fourth in the Gr.3 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga
  • Classic Moment - MSW winner at Churchill Downs for Steve Asmussen
  • Ava K's Boy - MSW winner at Saratoga over 5½f. for Carlos F Martin
  • Rocket Dawg - 5½-length MSW winner at Churchill Downs on debut for Brad Cox
  • Morello - 4¼ length MSW winner on debut at Aqueduct for Steve Asmussen
  • Classic Lynne - MSW winner at Belmont Park for Joe Sharp
  • Into Classic - 6-length maiden winner over 5f. for trainer Steven Miyadi
  • Old Town Road - 3-time winner for Wesley Ward
  • Sport Pepper - dual winner for Kerry Zavash
  • Classiness - 1¼ length debut maiden winner at Churchill Downs for Jason Barkley
  • Sacred Beauty - maiden winner for Andy Mathis