Palace (City Zip–Receivership, by End Sweep), his sire’s only multiple Grade I winner currently at stud, has been sold to continue his career in Saudi Arabia. The deal was brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
Trained for the majority of his racing career by Linda Rice, Palace raced at a top level into his 6-year-old season and was a leading sprinter of 2014, with victories in the GI A. G. Vanderbilt H. and GI Forego S. at Saratoga. He retired to Spendthrift Farm with 12 wins from 30 starts and earnings of $1,586,550.
From two crops of racing age, Palace is the sire of 37 individual winners, including the stakes-winning Chacha Real Smooth and Auberge, runner-up to Bast (Uncle Mo) in this year’s GII Santa Ynez S., and who cost $570,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.
City Zip’s ‘TDN Rising Star’ Improbable made Saturday’s Awesome Again S. his third top-level success of 2020 and fourth overall.