11/07/2016 8:34PM

Fasig-Tipton November: Distaff winner Stopchargingmaria joins Three Chimneys broodmare band

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Barbara D. Livingston
Stopchargingmaria, winner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff, sold for $2.8 million at Fasig-Tipton.

Stopchargingmaria, whose multiple Grade 1 victories were highlighted by the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff, sold for $2.8 million to Goncalo Torrealba of Three Chimneys Farm Monday night at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.

The 5-year-old mare by Tale of the Cat was consigned by Taylor Made Sales, as agent for Town and Country Farm, and took over as the top price of the sale with the fall of the hammer.

Stopchargingmaria has changed hands multiple times during her career, beginning as a $47,000 purchase by Woodford Thoroughbreds at the Keeneland September yearling sale. That outfit then sold her for $200,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co. March 2-year-olds in training sale, purchased by Mike Repole’s Repole Stable. Repole ran her through the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November sale following her 3-year-old season, where she failed to meet her reserve with a high bid of $3.15 million. Town and Country later purchased her privately.

"Obviously, she's a top-class filly," Three Chimneys director of bloodstock services Jacob West said. "I actually worked for Taylor Made when Mike Repole tried to sell her the first time, and she was top-class then. Town and Country Farm bought her, they did everything right, they did everything that they could, and she rewarded them with winning the Distaff. She beat a litany of fillies in the Distaff that were just incredible. The race record speaks for itself, the pedigree speaks for itself. Tale of the Cat has gotten off to a phenomenal start as a broodmare sire, so we're just excited to have her."

Racing from ages 2 through 5, Stopchargingmaria won or placed in 13 stakes, with Grade 1 triumphs in the 2015 Distaff at Keeneland over eventual champion Stellar Wind, along with the historic Alabama Stakes and Coaching Club American Oaks, both at Saratoga in 2014. She retired in September with earnings of more than $3 million, and was offered Monday night as a broodmare prospect.