G1 winner Palace to stand in Saudi Arabia
PALACE (City Zip – Receivership), the only multiple G1 winner by City Zip at stud, has been purchased to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.
Palace previously stood at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. In two crops of racing age, he is the sire of 36 winners including stakes scorer Chacha Real Smooth and the G2-placed Auberge, herself a $570,000 two-year-olds in training purchase.
Palace was a hard-knocking, popular New York sprinter who dominated the 2014 Saratoga meeting for trainer Linda Rice when sweeping the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap in a time of 1:08.58 for 6f and G1 Forego Stakes, the latter by close to four lengths.
He also won the G2 True North Stakes at Belmont Park and G3 Aqueduct Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct.
In all, he won 12 of 30 starts for approximately $1.6 million in earnings.
Bred by The Peter J. Callahan Revocable Trust, Palace is out of seven-time winner Receivership, an End Sweep half-sister to G2-winning two-year-old French Park.