05/28/2016 2:50PM

Championofthenile first-time gelding for Mike Lee Stakes


ELMONT, N.Y. – Last May, trainer Linda Rice convinced her owners to pay $840,000 for a New York-bred colt by Pioneerof the Nile at the Mid-Atlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training at Timonium, Md. A year later, Rice convinced her owners to make a drastic move in hopes of getting that horse to live up to that purchase price.