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

Top performers include...

  • Interstatedaydream - winner of the Gr.2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes & Gr.3 Indiana Oaks for Brad Cox. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Ashland Stakes & Gr.2 Adirondack Stakes
  • Morello - winner of the Gr.3 Gotham Stakes & Jimmy Winkfield Stakes for Steve Asmussen
  • Classy Edition - winner of the Joseph A Gimma Stakes at Belmont Park & the Key Cents Stakes at Aqueduct for Todd Pletcher. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Davona Dale Stakes
  • First Empire - winner of the Soaring Free Stakes at Woodbine for Mark Casse
  • Beautiful Empire - winner of the Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine, third in the Valdale Stakes
  • Empress Tigress - dual winner including the Coronation Cup Stakes at Saratoga. Runner-up in the Galway Stakes
  • Classicstateofmind - winner of the Roar Stakes at Gulfstream Park
  • Into Classic - 5¼-length winner of the Debutante Stakes at Arapahoe Downs
  • Kynlie's Empire - winner of the Arizona Downs Oaks & runner-up in the Princess Stakes for Scott Rollins
  • Queens Up - MSW winner at Arlington Park. Runner-up in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes
  • Twenty Four Mamba - dual winner for Mark Casse. Runner-up in the Victoria Stakes & Leonatus Stakes
  • Old Town Road - multiple winner, third in the English Channel Stakes
  • Yes Day - MSW winner at Presque Isle Downs. Third in the Presque Isle Debutante Stakes
  • Classic Moment - MSW winner at Churchill Downs, third in the Mine That Bird Derby
  • Ottoman Empire - MSW winner at Churchill Downs. Fourth in the Gr.3 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga