Palace Malice is undefeated in 2014 with four wins in as many starts.
Saratoga Springs, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
Leading thoroughbred Palace Malice and champion colt Will Take Charge renew their rivalry, along with seven other horses, in Saturday's $1.5 million Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.
Part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" program, a victory in the 1 1/8- mile Whitney guarantees a place for the winner in this November's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
Palace Malice, the even-money favorite for the Whitney, and Will Take Charge, the 4-1 second pick, have faced each other several times, most notably last year at Saratoga as 3-year-olds.
In 2013 at Saratoga, Palace Malice won the Jim Dandy Stakes with Will Take Charge a length behind in second and four weeks later in the Travers it was Will Take Charge winning as Palace Malice finished fourth. . Trained by Todd Pletcher for Dogwood Stable, Palace Malice will start from post 5 with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. The 4-year-colt currently leads the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll.
Tough day at the track for Untapable
By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
If everything had gone according to the script that had been written, 3-year-old filly Untapable would have won Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational and put herself squarely in the Horse of the Year conversation.
Well, someone forgot to tell Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia, because they went and screwed everything up by winning another of Monmouth Park's premier race.
Bayern wasn't supposed to have the staying power for 1 1/8 miles after showing little in his previous efforts at that distance. He had become a top sprinter by winning Belmont Park's Woody Stephens Stakes and even had his trainer looking at future sprints for the colt.