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 (95 SW’s including Champion sire INTO MISCHIEF)
  • BOLDNESIAN (grandsire of Champion sire SEATTLE SLEW)
  • RIDE THE RAILS (sire of the leading sire CANDY RIDE)

His first crop yearlings sold for $375,000, $350,000, $340,000, $325,000, $320,000, $310,000, $310,000, $200,000, $160,000, $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 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