Award-winning Pioneerof the Nile, 13, passes away

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) -- Pioneerof the Nile has passed away at 13.

He was the son of Empire Maker.

The stallion was acting odd yesterday and died on his way to a clinic.

He was a multiple grade-one-winning millionaire on the race track and fathered American Pharaoh and Classic Empire.

WinStar Farm, based out of Kentucky, delivered the sad news and has put a memorial video on their website's home page to view some of their favorite memories with Pioneerof the Nile.