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2009 Triple Crown Contenders

Pioneerof The Nile

Trainer:   Bob Baffert
Jockey:   Garrett Gomez
Foaling Date:   5-5-2006
Pedigree:   Empire Maker - Star of Goshen by Lord at War
Dosage Profile:   8-7-5-0-2
Dosage Index/CD:   3.89   0.86   *dual qualifier*
2008 Record:   5 Starts: 2 - 0 - 1, $544,200
Best Beyer Figure:   96
Note:   Last year he was 3rd in the Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland, 5th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, then won the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. Won the Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita for his 3-year-old debut. Pressed the pace then took the lead in the stretch to win the San Felipe as the heavy favorite. Set most of the pace and held on to win by a length over the late closing Chocolate Candy in the Santa Anita Derby. Gomez finally decided to stick with him over Dunkirk and Advice on 4/19. He stalked the pacesetters in the Derby but couldn't keep up with Mine That Bird when he ran past, finishing 2nd by 6 3/4 lengths. 4th early in the Preakness, he tired in the far turn and faded to finish 11th.

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