March 18, 2014
Press Release: For Immediate Release
Coming off a game win in the Gulfstream Park Handicap on March 8, Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice will run next in the $400,000 G2 New Orleans Handicap on March 29, and will have the rider services of Mike Smith, it was announced by Cot Campbell, Dogwood president.
“Todd Pletcher reports that he recovered quickly from a courageous effort in which he was headed and then fought back to win the mile race in near track record time. The next race options are best suited by the Fair Grounds race. He has run there twice. He is an easy shipper, and we reunite with a rider who knows him well, having won the G1 Belmont and the G2 Jim Dandy on him,” he continued.
Shipping plans are to arrive in New Orleans on March 26, departing March 30.
Campbell said he and Todd Pletcher have discussed a tentative schedule of nine or ten races for Palace Malice in 2014. The Curlin four-year-old spent two months in winter quarters at Dogwood’s Aiken, South Carolina, base and was sent to Pletcher at Palm Meadows in early January.
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