Pioneerof the Nile – La Maestranza, by Storm Cat
2016 Allegiant, LLC
Pedigrees don’t get much hotter than this one. Young sire Pioneerof the Nile is already responsible for Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, who is bred on the same Storm Cat-line cross as this colt. The same cross is responsible for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and champion two-year-old colt, Classic Empire. Dam La Maestranza is bred on the same cross as champion two-year-old and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. It is not just a pedigree of the moment, however, it is a pedigree with proven success over decades. Second dam Cash Run took the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and tremendous sire Forestry.
Riparian is undergoing his early training in Middleburg, Virginia with Paula Parsons.