Breeder: Richard L. Elam & Katherine H. Elam (Ky.)
Sire (father): Pioneerof the Nile
Dam (mother): Holy Bubbette, by Holy Bull
Cairo Prince won two of three starts as a 2-year-old, including a victory in the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes. His only blemish at two came in a heartbreaking runner-up finish to Honor Code in the Remsen Stakes.
Cairo Prince made his 2014 debut a smashing one with a runaway win in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes on Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park.
Cairo Prince is from the first crop of runners by 2009 Kentucky Derby runner-up Pioneerof the Nile, a Grade 1 winner at two and three. Saturday’s race honored 1994 Horse of the Year Holy Bull, so it was especially fitting that Cairo Prince was produced by a stakes-winning daughter of Holy Bull named Holy Bubbette. From four starters, Holy Bubbette has also produced Grade 1-placed Nonna Mia and stakes-placed Holdin Bullets.