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American Pharoah Sire Pioneerof The Nile Dies Unexpectedly At 13

Posted: 4:15 PM, Mar 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-18 18:35:55-04

( Courier-Journal ) — The Courier-Journal is reporting that the stallion who sired Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah died Monday.

Pioneerof The Nile, who was 13, was en route to a clinic when he died. WinStar Farm said he bred a mare Monday morning.

The Thoroughbred was a second-place finisher in the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

Exercise rider George Alverez takes Preakness entrant Pioneerof the Nile around the track at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 15, 2009, in Baltimore. The 134th running of the Preakness horse race will be Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)