Friday, February 6, 2009
I watched Pioneer of the Nile schooling during the 1st race at Santa Anita Thursday for trainer Bob Baffert. This big, handsome Empire Maker colt looks more like a "jock" than any horse I've ever seen! If he were human, he'd be the most popular basketball player strutting onto the court before the big game.
Pioneer of the Nile takes the next step on the Derby trail tomorrow in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, at a mile and a sixteenth. He faces eight other contenders, including Bittel Road, I Want Revenge, Brother Keith and Shafted.