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Stopchargingmaria To Visit Pioneerof The Nile
Eclipse Award winner Stopchargingmaria (Tale of the Cat-Exotic Bloom, by Montbrook) will visit Pioneerof The Nile, having sold as a broodmare prospect for $2.8 million to Three Chimneys Farm at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale in Kentucky, reports Racing Post. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Stopchargingmaria won 9 of her 18 starts for over US$3 million in earnings. She retired as a three-time Gr1 winner of the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Distaff, Alabama Stakes, and Coaching Club American Oaks. Pioneerof The Nile (Empire Maker), best known as the sire of Triple Crown winner and 2015 US Horse of the Year American Pharoah, stands at WinStar Farm at Versailles, Kentucky. He is already booked out for the 2017 breeding season.