Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice has arrived back in Aiken and is scheduled to train on the Aiken Training Track at 8:30 a.m. beginning November 24, it was announced by Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable President.
“He will be in Aiken for around 60 days under the supervision of Brad Stauffer. Palace Malice comes here after 90 days of inactivity in Lexington, during which time he rehabbed from a bone bruise, and 50 percent of the horse was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm in Lexington, where he will retire to stud after his 2015 campaign,” Campbell said.
“Palace Malice will be turned out in a round pen much of the day. He will be walked for the public each day for 10 or 15 minutes and this will take place at 1:30 p.m. We are taking some precautions with the handling of the horse this year. He was never any pussycat to begin with, but as he’s gotten older, he’s become a bit rambunctious. He’s not mean but he is a little on the rowdy side. We ask that people stay behind the white fence at the Dogwood compound on Two Notch Road, although they are certainly free to go to the railing of the race track at any point on the grounds to watch him train. He will not train on Sundays or Christmas Day,” Campbell said.
Palace Malice is the winner of both the Belmont Stakes and the Metropolitan Mile, among other important stakes, and has amassed earnings of $2,676,235 from his 17 starts.
A racing schedule for Palace Malice will be made public in early December, and it is expected that his first race will be in April or May. Hopefully, it will culminate with the Breeders’ Cup in Lexington next fall.