Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Spendthrift Farm’s Palace, the multiple Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter by City Zip, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 18th when a filly was born at Hilltop Stables in Deposit, NY.
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Bred by Carl Bennett, the flashy chestnut filly is out of the young Afleet Alex mare Rhetorical Colors, who hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Mineshaft, Tomisues Delight, Runup the Colors and multiple other Graded stakes winners.
“She is a nice-sized, leggy filly with a great profile, tremendous presence and an abundance of quality,” said Bennett. “She has an attractive head with a huge white face, and looks very much like the foals we have seen sired by City Zip.”
Palace retired to Spendthrift in 2016 as City Zip’s most accomplished son after capturing Grade 1 wins in the Vanderbilt H. (G1) and Forego H. (G1) at Saratoga and bankrolling $1,586,550 lifetime. A leading sprinter in North America, he also won the True North S. (G2) at Belmont among his seven career stakes victories.
Palace is out of the End Sweep mare Receivership, a half-sister to multiple Graded stakes winner French Park. He bred 134 mares in his first book in 2016, and he’s set to stand his second season at Spendthrift for a fee of $6,000 stands and nurses.
For more information about Palace, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com.