Classic Empire

Bay201416.1 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 crop 2YOs already include...

  • First Empire - dual winner including at impressive victory in the Soaring Free Stakes at Woodbine for Mark Casse
  • Classy Edition - dual winner for Todd Pletcher including an 8-length win in the Joseph A Gimma Stakes at Belmont Park
  • 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 at Arlington Park for James DiVito. Runner-up in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes at Arlington Park
  • Ottoman Empire - debut winner of a $100,000 MSW at Churchill for Thomas Amoss. Fourth in the Gr.3 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga
  • Ava K's Boy - MSW winner at Saratoga over 5½f. for Carlos F Martin
  • Twenty Four Mamba - a dominant 5¼-length MSW winner at Woodbine over 5f. for Mark Casse. Runner-up in the Victoria Stakes at Woodbine
  • Classic Lynne - MSW winner at Belmont for Joe Sharp
  • Into Classic - 6-length maiden winner over 5f. for trainer Steven Miyadi
  • Old Town Road - dual winner for Wesley Ward
  • Sport Pepper - dual winner for Kerry Zavash
  • Classiness - broke her maiden by 1¼ lengths at Churchill Downs on debut for Jason Barkley