Friday, July 10, 2009

Pioneerof The Nile Retired

Kentucky Derby runner up Pioneerof The Nile has been retired with a soft tissue injury to his left front leg. The injury was discovered on Sunday after a workout at Santa Anita Park.

After an 11th place finish in the Preakness, Pioneerof The Nile was being freshened for a start in the July 18 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park and eventually the Breeders' Cup Classic this fall at Santa Anita.

Pioneerof The Nile ended his career with 5 wins in 10 lifetime starts.