Thousand Words, G2-winning juvenile by Pioneerof the Nile, sires first foal
January 19, 2022
Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words, the undefeated Grade 2 winner at two and multiple stakes winner at three by Pioneerof the Nile, sired his first reported foal on Tuesday when a filly was born at Bison Ridge Equine in Bartlesville, OK.
Bred by Hidden Creek Farm, the chestnut filly is the first foal out of the Laoban mare Laoban Furen, whose dam is the stakes-winning and stakes-producing Malibu Moon mare Hung the Moon. Laoban Furen is a half-sister to Brill, a million-dollar, sale-topping yearling and Santa Anita stakes winner.
“She’s a really nice foal out of a maiden mare that is from a good family. This is a classy-looking filly and very correct,” said Scott Pierce, owner of Hidden Creek Farm.
A million-dollar yearling himself, Thousand Words was an undefeated 2-year-old, breaking his maiden on debut before stretching out around two turns to capture the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2). At three, he won the Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita and went on to defeat leading 3-year-old Honor A. P. in the Shared Belief S. at Del Mar in a final major prep for the 2020 Kentucky Derby, earning a 104 Beyer.
Thousand Words, who is out of the multiple Grade 2-winning and Grade 1-placed mare Pomeroys Pistol, retired to Spendthrift where he bred 184 mares in his first book in 2021. He is set to stand his second season at stud for a fee of $7,500 S&N.