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Jan 30, 2015

Palace Malice throws shoe, bruises foot

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Aiken, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Eclipse Award finalist Palace Malice suffered an injury Wednesday while training and bruised his foot.

Owned by Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm, Palace Malice has a bruise in the sole of his foot after throwing a shoe and did not train Thursday and will not have a scheduled workout Friday morning.

"When the bruise has dissipated, he'll resume training and will either have another breeze here and then ship to Florida, or he will leave once he's sound," Dogwood president Cot Campbell said on the stable's website.

The 5-year-old was going have his second workout of the year on Friday and jog Saturday morning. He was then being shipped to trainer Todd Pletcher in Florida on Sunday afternoon, but that will be delayed.

Palace Malice has not raced since suffering a bone bruise during the running of the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga last August.

A five race campaign has been put together for Palace Malice. His season will begin with the Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park on May 2.

"The logic of the five-race campaign was easily determined by Three Chimneys, Dogwood and Todd Pletcher," Campbell said. "The Westchester is the ideal Belmont prep for an appearance in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile, in which he defeated Goldencents two-time Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Mile winner this past year. We would follow with three Grade 1 stakes - the Whitney, early at Saratoga, the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont in the fall and the Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland."

Palace Malice won last year's Gulfstream Park and New Orleans Handicaps along with the Westchester and Met Mile. The colt has seven wins from 17 career starts for $2,676,135.



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