Palace Malice

First Foal a Colt for Mr. Monomoy

Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice--Drumette, by Henny Hughes), the GSW half-brother to Champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar), has sired his first foal. A bay colt out of the Freud mare Looksgoodfromhere was foaled Feb. 8 at Saratoga Glen Farm in Schuylerville, NY. "We are extremely pleased with Mr. Monomoy's first foal," says Sean Feld of Climax Stallions. "He's well put together with good size and great bone." Mr. Monomoy captured the GII Risen Star S. in 2020 and earned over $300,000 in his career. Owned in partnership between Climax Stallions, Michael Dubb...

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66 Horses, Including BC Winner Structor, Supplemented to KEEJAN

Keeneland has announced that 66 horses--including Breeders' Cup winner Structor (Palace Malice), Grade II winner Inthemidstofbiz (Fed Biz) and 2021 GI Spinaway S. third-place finisher Saucy Lady T (Tonalist)--have been supplemented to the 2022 January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 10-13. Supplemental entries have been accommodated at the end of each of the four sessions, and limited spots remain for select offerings. The 4-year-old Structor won the first three races of his career, including the 2019 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. His dam, Miss Always Ready...

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Gun Runner to $125,000 at Three Chimneys

Leading first-crop sire Gun Runner will see a substantial fee raise for the 2022 breeding season, when his live-foal-stands-and-nurses fee will get a hike to $125,000. He stood for $50,000 in 2021. Gun Runner is the sire of five individual stakes winners, including undefeated multiple Grade I winner Echo Zulu, winner of the Spinaway S. and the Frizette S. He is also the sire of GI Hopeful winner Gunite, as well as Grade II winners Pappacap and Wicked Halo. On the first-crop sire list, he leads by earnings, black type...

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This Side Up: Something Missing in the Modern Derby

The fastest two minutes in sport? Maybe. Only sometimes, these days, it feels as though time is standing still. Last Saturday we had yet another GI Kentucky Derby where the protagonists had already volunteered themselves before the clubhouse turn. For the moment, speed seems to have a lock on the race. You have to go back to Orb for a closer; and beyond, for the flamboyant pounces of Calvin Borel. This time round, the first four were all in the first six at the first bend. At the quarter-pole, they...

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Like the King Sizzles in Steaks

M Racing Group LLC's Like the King (Palace Malice) parlayed a farther back than normal trip into a breakout victory in Saturday's GIII Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park, earning 100 GI Kentucky Derby qualifying points in the process. Off at 7-1, the Wesley Ward pupil broke cleanly from the rail but was unhurried by Drayden Van Dyke and settled into a midpack spot while hugging the fence around the first turn. Dropping farther back down the backside behind a strong pace, he was switched out for clear sailing heading...

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Kentucky Sires for 2021: Third-Crop Sires, Part II

This is the second half of the latest instalment in our ongoing series examining stallion options for the new breeding season, featuring sires about to launch their third crop of juveniles. The first part, dealing with the likes of American Pharoah and Constitution, can be read here.  We wrapped up yesterday with the first two of three horses retired to Lane's End after filling the frame in an epic race for the GI Whitney S. in 2015. The third, Tonalist (Tapit--Settling Mist, by Pleasant Colony), has somehow always seemed to...

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Mr. Monomoy Brings NY Pedigree to Waldorf Farm

Last year, veterinarian Jerry Bilinski and his wife Darlene celebrated the 25th anniversary of their purchase of Waldorf Farm, a stately property in North Chatham, New York, with hundreds of acres of rolling horse-friendly pastures and solid well-insulated barns. Upon their purchase of the property, they also brought back its original name, Waldorf Farm, and began standing stallions and boarding broodmares. Today, Bilinski foals between 105 to 110 mares each year. This year, when Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice) begins his new career at stud, he will join Bustin Stones (City...

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Mr. Monomoy to Stand in New York at Waldorf Farm

Climax Stallions LLC has obtained a majority interest in graded stakes winner Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice--Drumette, by Henny Hughes) and he will stand at Dr. Jerry Bilinski's Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, NY. His initial stud fee has been announced at $5,000 Stands & Nurses. Mr. Monomoy is a half-brother to seven-time Grade I-winning champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) and hails from the family of champion Heavenly Cause (Grey Dawn {Fr}). "We bought Mr. Monomoy specifically for the New York breeding program" said Sean Feld, managing partner of Climax Stallions "It...

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Three Chimneys Reduces Stud Fees for 2021

Three Chimneys Farm is the second stud farm in as many days to release a roster of reduced stud fees for the 2021 season due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The historic farm's 2021 roster is headlined by Horse of the Year Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}) at $50,000 LFS&N. The six-time Grade I winner, who was represented by his first yearlings this season, stood for $70,000 in 2020. "The industry finds itself in unusual times," said Three Chimneys Chairman Goncalo Torrealba. "One can take comfort in knowing...

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Palace Malice's Fly On Angel Home First in CT Oaks

Making her first start since being claimed for $50,000 out of a winning effort in a Parx optional claiming event Aug. 10, Fly On Angel caught a flyer out of the gate, set a strong pace up front and managed to last over 'TDN Rising Star' Wicked Whisper by a diminishing half-length to take Friday evening's GIII Charles Town Oaks. Fly On Angel was quickly into stride from gate seven and dropped down onto the fence while taking two-pronged pressure to her outside. Able to pinch a bit of a...

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Talking 2-Year-Old Sales With Mike Ryan

With the OBS March Sale slated to kick off the 2-year-old auction season Mar. 17 & 18, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack caught up with prominent bloodstock agent Mike Ryan for a Q&A session. Structor (Palace Malice)--an $850,000 OBS March (:21 1/5) purchase by Ryan from the Pick View LLC, Agent II, consignment at this sale last year--capped a perfect three-for-three season for owners Jeff Drown and Don Rachel and trainer Chad Brown with a dramatic win in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita. Fellow OBS March...

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Mr. Monomoy Injured, Off Derby Trail

Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice), whose win in the GII Risen Star S. signaled that he was a major threat for the GI Kentucky Derby, has suffered a mild injury and won't return to the races until this summer. "He came out of a gallop two days ago with some heat in his ankle," trainer Brad Cox said. "We took some x-rays and found that there was some roughening in the P1 (first phalanx) area. He'll need 60 days off and is on his way to WinStar to recuperate. He is...

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