Stories by Bill Marshall

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Palace Malice wins New Orleans Handicap

NEW ORLEANS - Turning back a stout challenge from old rival Normandy Invasion at the top of the stretch, Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice won the Grade II New Orleans Handicap by 4¾ widening lengths ...
By Bill Marshall

Friday, March 28, 2014

Marshall: Palace Malice, rival in similar situations

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice visits the Crescent City to make his second start on the comeback trail this afternoon in the mile and one-eighth Grade II New Orleans Handicap. 
By Bill Marshall

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Palace Malice showed heart of a champion

For the final 220 yards of Saturday's Gulfstream Park Handicap, Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice got the job done on courage, heart and class.
By Bill Marshall

Friday, March 7, 2014

Palace Malice begins 4-year-old campaign

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice makes his return to the racing wars Saturday in the Grade II $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap amid much hope that it will be the start of something big.
By Bill Marshall

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Eclipse Awards to be presented Saturday night

The 2014 Eclipse Awards, designed to honor the best horses and the people connected with thoroughbred racing in 2013, will be presented at a six-hour long banquet Saturday night at Gulfstream Park.
By Bill Marshall

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Palace Malice has met, and exceeded, Dogwood Stable's expectations

The dreams of those involved with the thoroughbred horse industry are set to clash with reality this afternoon as many of the best in the world compete in the second session of this year's ...
By Bill Marshall

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Palace Malice will battle Orb at Jockey Club Gold Cup

With the Eclipse Award for 3-year-old-males squarely on the line, Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice and Kentucky Derby champion Orb will do battle for the fourth time this year in Saturday's ...
By Bill Marshall

Friday, Aug 2, 2013

Saratoga, Whitney names are linked through horse racing

This season, Saratoga Race Course is celebrating its sesquicentennial and it is entirely appropriate that Saturday afternoon, the featured event will be the Whitney Handicap.
By Bill Marshall

Friday, July 26, 2013

Palace Malice returns to action Saturday

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, an impressive winner of the Belmont Stakes in his last race, will be seeking to hold momentum in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday afternoon.
By Bill Marshall

Monday, June 10, 2013

Veteran jockeys made right calls

Gary Stevens has been in racing's Hall of Fame since 1998; Mike Smith since 2003. On Saturday afternoon in the Belmont Stakes, the wise old owls showed why.
By Bill Marshall

Friday, June 7, 2013

Odds favor Palace Malice in Triple Crown finale

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice will go to the post of the Belmont Stakes today along with 13 other hopefuls and all will be undertaking something they've never tried before - a contest over the ...
By Bill Marshall

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lukas, Stevens 'steal' Preakness

D. Wayne Lukas and Gary L. Stevens, horse trainer and jockey, teamed up to "steal" the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.
By Bill Marshall

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice finishes 12th in Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It didn't go according to plan for Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, who finished 12th in Saturday's 139th Kentucky Derby.
By Bill Marshall

Friday, May 3, 2013

Veteran jockey aboard Palace Malice

For jockey Mike Smith, Churchill Downs has been the scene of triumph and tragedy - a huge win and an excruciating loss.
By Bill Marshall

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Memories of Sea Hero's victory yet to fade

It hardly seems like two decades have passed since Aiken's horse and adopted son made off with the Kentucky Derby.
By Bill Marshall

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dogwood president delighted with Palace Malice's draw

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice will break from the middle of the pack of 20 entrants in Saturday's Kentucky Derby which suits owner Cot Campbell just fine.
By Bill Marshall

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Veteran trainer seeks elusive Derby win with Orb

Every year during the last few days leading up to a Kentucky Derby, groups of those experienced in handicapping the race - though not necessarily in selecting the winner - narrow their focus to ...
By Bill Marshall

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Upsets are the norm at Kentucky Derby

Webster defines the word "upset," when used as a noun, as "an act of throwing into disorder; an unexpected defeat." Translated to describe a sporting event, upset can also mean "an unexpected ...
By Bill Marshall

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Palace Malice finishes seventh in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — In racing, there’s good luck, there’s bad luck and there can be worse luck. The latter is an apt description of Palace Malice’s trip over nine furlongs of the Fair Grounds race ...
By Bill Marshall

Friday, March 29, 2013

Palace Malice runs in Louisiana Derby

Dogwood Stable owner Cot Campbell has confidence Palace Malice can win the Louisiana Derby.
By Bill Marshall

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Post exchange construction loses 40 days to winter

The $22 million expansion of Fort Gordon's Post Exchange lost nearly 40 construction days this winter, but the project's manager said Wednesday that the new facility should be ready well ahead of ...