Palace Malice

3.5 million yen B 2010 16.1½HH (1.66M)
Curlin – Palace Rumor (Royal Anthem)
Stands and nurses. Standing at Darley Japan

US Classic hero and G1 sire. Winner of the G1 Belmont by over three lengths and the G1 Metropolitan as a four-year-old. By Curlin, like Cody's Wish, and a half-brother to 2023 G1 Tenno Sho (Spring) winner Justin Palace. Sire of a Breeders' Cup winner in his first crop and 2023 G1-winning juvenile Jantar Mantar.

Pedigree

PALACE MALICE

CURLIN

SMART STRIKE

MR PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

GOLD DIGGER

CLASSY 'N SMART

SMARTEN

NO CLASS

SHERRIFF'S DEPUTY

DEPUTY MINISTER

VICE REGENT

MINT COPY

BARBARIKA

BATES MOTEL

WAR EXCHANGE

PALACE RUMOR

ROYAL ANTHEM

THEATRICAL

NUREYEV

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE

IN NEON

ACK ACK

SHAMARA

WHISPERIFYOUDARE

RED RANSOM

ROBERTO

ARABIA

STELLAR AFFAIR

SKYWALKER

FAWN AND HAHN

By CURLIN (2004) Dubai World Cup (G1), Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), Preakness S (G1), Stephen Foster H (G1), Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), etc. Sire of 1,136 foals aged three and up, including PALACE MALICE, CODY’S WISH, BRIGHT FUTURE, CLAIRIERE, CONNECT, CURALINA, ELITE POWER, EXAGGERATOR, GLOBAL CAMPAIGN, GOOD MAGIC, GRACE ADLER, IDIOMATIC, IDOL, KEEN ICE, KNOWN AGENDA, MALATHAAT, NEST, OBLIGATORY, OFF THE TRACKS, PARIS LIGHTS, STELLAR WIND, VINO ROSSO, etc.

1st dam: PALACE RUMOR by Royal Anthem. 5 wins (1200m-1700m) at 2 to 4, Audubon Oaks. Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners:

PALACE MALICE (c Curlin) Classic winner, see Race record.

JUSTIN PALACE (c Deep Impact) 5 wins (2000m-3200m) at 2 to 4, 2023, Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1), Kobe Shimbun Hai (G2), Hanshin Daishoten (G2), 2nd Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1), Hopeful S (G1), 3rd Kikuka Sho (G1), Takarazuka Kinen (G1).

IRON BAROWS (c Orfevre) 5 wins (2000m-3600m) at 3 to 6, Sports Nippon Sho Stayers S (G2), 2nd Sports Nippon Sho Stayers S (G2), Hanshin Daishoten (G2).

Cast In Silver (f City Zip) 3 wins (1200m) at 3 and 4, 2nd Swingtime S. Dam of:

GUANARE (c Runhappy) Spectacular Bid S.

LADY JUNE BUG (f Elusive Quality) 3 wins (1100m) at 3.

DANON GREATER (g Heart's Cry) 2 wins (2000m) at 3.

GENESIS (c Mineshaft) 2 wins (1800m) at 2 to 4.

PURITANKA (f Tiznow) Winner (1200m) at 2.

2nd dam: WHISPERIFYOUDARE by Red Ransom. 2 wins (1600m-1700m) at 3. Dam of 11 winners:

PALACE RUMOR (f Royal Anthem) Black Type winner, see above.

MAYA'S STORM (c Stormy Atlantic) 5 wins at 2 to 4, Golden Circle S, John Wayne S, ITBOA Sales Futurity, Iowa Cradle S, 2nd Iowa Derby, Prairie Meadows Freshman S, Prairie Mile S, 3rd Iowa Breeders' Derby.

WHISPER TO CURLIN (c Curlin) 4 wins at 3 to 6, Iowa Breeders' Derby.

JUMPIFYOUDARE (c Jump Start) 3 wins at 2, Prairie Meadows Freshman S, Iowa Cradle S, 2nd Brian Barenscheer Juvenile S.

3rd dam: STELLAR AFFAIR by Skywalker. 5 wins at 2 to 4, Matching S. Dam of 6 winners:

Broken Silence (f Broken Vow) 3rd Palomares S. Dam of:

STRONGER THAN EVER (f Congrats) Silverbulletday S, 3rd Trapeze S. Dam of: Denington (c Gun Runner) St Louis Derby, Smarty Jones S.

SHYLOCK'S DAUGHTER (f Star Dabbler) Winner at 5. Dam of:

CELTIC STRIKER (g Congrats) Easy Goer S.

SWEET TRIP (f Carson City) Winner at 2. Dam of:

RAIL TRIP (g Jump Start) Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), Mervyn Leroy H (G2), Californian S (G2), San Diego H (G2), Santana Mile H, 2nd Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Mervyn Leroy H (G2), Californian S (G2), Easy Goer S, 3rd Pacific Classic S (G1).

Grand Sofia (f Giant's Causeway) Unraced. Dam of: CHOP CHOP (f City Of Light) Juvenile Fillies S, 2nd Alcibiades S (G1), Silverbulletday S.

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 2 1 1 - -
Three 10 2 3 1 1
Four 5 4 - - -
Five 2 - - 1 1
Total 19 7 4 2 2

At 2

1st
Maiden Special Weight, 1300m, Saratoga, by 3½l.

At 3

1st
Belmont S (G1), 2400m, Belmont Park, by 3¼l.
1st
Jim Dandy S (G2), 1800m, Saratoga.
2nd
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), 2000m, Belmont Park.
2nd
Blue Grass S (G1), 1800m, Keeneland, by a neck.
3rd
Risen Star S (G2), 1700m, Fair Grounds.
4th
Travers S (G1), 2000m, Saratoga.

At 4

1st
Metropolitan H (G1), 1600m, Belmont Park.
1st
New Orleans H (G2), 1800m, Fair Grounds, by 4¾l.
1st
Gulfstream Park H (G2), 1600m, Gulfstream Park.
1st
Westchester S (G3), 1600m, Belmont Park, by 9¾l.

At 5

3rd
Diablo S, 1200m, Belmont Park.

Timeform 131

Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch him go: see him at his best

Metropolitan H (G1), 1600m, Belmont Park, 07 Jun 2014
Belmont S (G1), 2400m, Belmont Park, 08 Jun 2013
Gulfstream Park H (G2), 1600m, Gulfstream Park, 08 Mar 2014
Jim Dandy S (G2), 1800m, Saratoga, 27 Jul 2013
Westchester S (G3), 1600m, Belmont Park, 11 May 2014

Watch THEM go: big wins by his offspring

Structor
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), 8f, Santa Anita Park, 01 Nov 2019
Palace Malice’s progeny at the races