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Palace Wins US Gr1 Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap
At Saratoga racecourse in the US, 5YO entire Palace (City Zip-Receivership, by End Sweep) scored by 1-length for trainer Linda Rice in the US$350,000 Gr1 Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap (6 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 4YO gelding Happy My Way (Wilko-Holy Queen, by Holy Bull) & 4YO entire Falling Sky (Lion Heart-Sea Dragoness, by Sea Hero). This was the first Gr1 victory for Palace who took his record to 10 wins (including the Gr2 True North Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Listed Gold and Roses Stakes) from 20 starts for US$1,009,550 earnings. Palace's long-term target is the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in November.