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  • Height: 16.1 ½
  • Entered Stud: 2016
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The Only First-Crop Stallion of 2019 to Sire a G1 Breeders’ Cup Winner

2023: PRINCE ABU DHABI, winner of the $100,000 California Derby and the Muckleshoot Derby and placed in the Alcatraz S.; Arundel Castle, winner of the CTHS Sales S.; Tough Little Nut, runner-up in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile S.; Please Advise, third in the Pepsi Juvenile Sprint S.; Brockadini, 2YO MdSpWt winner at Saratoga; a $190,000 filly at OBS Spring; etc.

2022 racing: Bens Malice, runner-up in the Columbia S. and the Mystic Lake Derby; Anmer Hall, runner-up in the Oceanside S.; ICE PRINCESS, runner-up in the Yaddo H.; LIKE THE KING, placed in the Niagara S.; Palace Guard, placed in the Iowa Cradle S.; etc.

2021 racing: LIKE THE KING, winner of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3); MISS BRAZIL, winner of the Ruthless S. by 6 1/4 lengths and runner-up in the Busher Inv. S.; Royal Engagement, multiple stakes-placed at Woodbine; Pretty in Pink, placed in the $100,000 Curtis Sampson Oaks; CRYSTALLE, placed in the $100,000 Searching S.; Royal Number, placed in the $125,000 Federico Tesio S.; Nocturnal, ran a 95 Beyer in a Gulfstream allowance win; stakes-placed Duchess of Sussex won an allowance at Tampa Bay; etc.

Covered a combined 312 mares in his last three books (2019-2021)

2020 racing: MR. MONOMOY (half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl), dominant winner of the $400,000 Risen Star S. (G2); FLY ON ANGEL, winner of the Charles Town Oaks (G3); ICE PRINCESS, winner of the Maddie May S.; Duchess of Sussex, runner-up in the Christiana S.; Addilyn, placed in the Game Face S.; etc.

2020 sales: 2YOs up to $130,000

A Leading First-Crop Sire of 2019: Eclipse Award finalist STRUCTOR, undefeated winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) and Pilgrim S. (G3)CRYSTALLE, winner of the $100,000 P. G. Johnson S. and runner-up in the Miss Grillo S. (G2); TALKIN MALICE, winner of the Prairie Meadows Juvenile S.Spitefulness, runner-up in the Arlington-Washington Lassie S.; Fly On Angel, runner-up in the Parx Juvenile Fillies S.; half-brother to Champion Monomoy Girl, Mr. Monomoy, named a TDN Rising Star

First 2YOs in 2019 sold for $850,000 (co-highest-price by a freshman sire at OBS March), $550,000$220,000$200,000€180,000 at Arqana ($202,230), $170,000, $165,000, etc.Second-crop yearlings up to $300,000

Amazingly versatile dual G1 winner of the Belmont S. and Met Mile 

6-time Graded stakes winner of $2,691,135

The first Belmont winner in more than 30 years to win the Met Mile as well

The only older male of 2014 to win four consecutive Graded stakes on the dirt

The HIGHEST Beyer of 2014 up to a mile, and the HIGHEST of 2014 at 1 1/8 miles

Posted 8 consecutive triple-digit Beyers

Palace Malice

We have always had a strong belief in Palace Malice’s chances of developing into an important sire. He was an immensely talented horse who Todd Pletcher described as the most versatile horse he had ever trained. He is cut in the mold of his Classic sire Curlin, one of the most desirable stallions in the breed today.

— Three Chimneys owner Gonçalo Torrealba


CURLIN's best son

Out of a stakes-winning $1.1 million sales mare

Bred on a similar pattern as English Channel (Sire of 15 GSWs)

Graded Stakes Wins:

$1,250,000 Metropolitan H. (G1)
$1,000,000 Belmont S. (G1)
$600,000 Jim Dandy S. (G2)
$400,000 New Orleans H. (G2)
$250,000 Gulfstream Park H. (G2)
$150,000 Westchester S. (G3)

Mr. Prospector, 1970
Smart Strike, 1992
Classy ‘n Smart, 1981
Curlin, 2004
Deputy Minister, 1979
Sherriff’s Deputy, 1994
Barbarika, 1985
Palace Malice
Theatrical (IRE), 1982
Royal Anthem, 1995
In Neon, 1982
Palace Rumor, 2003
Red Ransom, 1987
Whisperifyoudare, 1997
Stellar Affair, 1990
Full Screen Pedigree

Race Record

Age Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2 2 1 1 0 $62,000
3 10 2 (2) 3 (2) 1 (1) $1,419,135
4 5 4 (4) 0 0 $1,195,000
5 2 0 0 1 (1) $15,000
  19 7 (6) 4 (2) 2 (2) $2,691,135


At 2: Won

  • A maiden special weight at Saratoga (6.5f in 1:16.48, by 3 ½ lengths, defeating Apex, Hightail, Thane, Flying Bird, etc.)

At 2: 2nd

  • A maiden special weight at Belmont (5f in :56.62, by ½ length to Carried Interest, defeating Horsepower, Coolusive, Translation, Zaccheus, etc.)

At 3: Won

  • Eclipse Award Finalist as Champion three-year-old

At 3: Won

  • Belmont S. at Belmont (G1, 12f in 2:30.70, by 3 ¼ lengths, defeating Oxbow, Orb, Incognito,
    Revolutionary, Unlimited Budget, Overanalyze, Vyjack, Golden Soul, Will Take Charge,
    Freedom Child, etc.). [WATCH RACE]
  • Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga (G2, 9f in 1:47.37, defeating Will Take Charge, Moreno, Bashaar, Code
    West, Looking Cool, Perfect Title, Mylute, Freedom Child). 107 Beyer [WATCH RACE]

At 3: 2nd

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup Inv. at Belmont (G1, 10f, to Ron the Greek, defeating Flat Out, Alpha,
    Cross Traffic, Orb, etc.).
  • Blue Grass S. at Keeneland (G1, 9f, by a neck to Java’s War, defeating Charming Kitten, Rydilluc, Fear the Kitten, Balance the Books, Uncaptured, Dynamic Sky, Channel Isle, etc.)
  • An allowance at Gulfstream (7f, sloppy track, to Majestic Hussar, defeating City of Weston, Road Agent, All Keyed Up, etc.)

At 3: 3rd

  • Risen Star S. at Fair Grounds (G2, 8.5f, by a nose and ½ to I’ve Struck a Nerve, Code West, defeating Oxbow, Normandy Invasion, Golden Soul, Mylute, etc.)

At 4: Won

  • Metropolitan H. at Belmont (G1, 8f in 1:33.56, topweighted, defeating Goldencents, Shakin It Up, Vyjack, Moreno, Capo Bastone, etc.). 112 Beyer, 2nd best of year at a mile [WATCH RACE]
  • New Orleans H. at Fair Grounds(G2, 9f in 1:48.93, topweighted, by 4 ¾ lengths, defeating Normandy Invasion, Sunbeam, Fordubai, Golden Soul, Bradester). 114 Beyer, Best of year at 9f [WATCH RACE
  • Gulfstream Park H. at Gulfstream (G2, 8f in 1:33.80, topweighted, defeating Golden Ticket, Uncaptured, Itsmyluckyday, Narvaez, Sr. Quisqueyano, Falling Sky). 103 Beyer [WATCH RACE]
  • Westchester S. at Belmont (G3, 8f in 1:35.53, by 9 ¾ lengths, topweighted, defeating Declan’s Warrior, I’m Steppin It Up, Red Rifle). 114 Beyer, best of year up to a mile [WATCH RACE]

At 5: 3rd

  • Diablo S. at Belmont (6f, to Stallwalkin’ Dude, Clearly Now, defeating Doubledown Again, Piquant)

Progeny Photos


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