CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - The second jewel of Mexico's racing Triple Crown, The Cabo San Lucas Stakes, went to the first jewel winner Palace Malice.
The bay colored stallion from Kentucky was ridden by famed jockey Mike "Giddy Up" Smith who rode Palace Malice to victory in The Tijuana Invitational Derby and in The Belmont Stakes.
Zorro La Bamba with The Sports Bet Gazette said that unlike The Tijuana Invitational Derby which had a field of 27 horses, The Cabo San Lucas Stakes had a total of 50 horses.
Palace Malice once again wore lucky #13 and this time won the race by 19 lengths.
Mike Smith said that the winning distance would have been a whole lot more except that he had to stop half way into the race so that Palace Malice could take a pee.
Smith said that the pre-race peeing was somehow overlooked by the trainer, who apologized profusely after the race.
The second place horse a red mare named La Reina De Las Reinas (The Queen of Queens) finished 8 lengths ahead of the number three horse El Volcano Popocatepetl.
Zorro La Bamba pointed out that the amazing thing about La Reina De Las Reinas is that she had two jockeys riding her.
Mexico's horseracing rules are a little bit different than the rules in U.S. horseracing.
In the Republic of Mexico a jockey is allowed to have a student jockey ride on the horse with him during any sanctioned race.
Most veteran jockeys say that there is no better way for a young jockey to learn the trade than to actually ride along with the jockey during an actual race.
SIDENOTE: The owners of Palace Malice say that they will return him to Kentucky where he will be bred about a dozen times before he heads back down to Mexico to run in the third jewel of Mexico's coveted Triple Crown, The Yucatan Commemorative Derby.