COZUMEL, Mexico - Kentucky racehorse Palace Malice has just become the first horse in Mexico to ever win the nation's Triple Crown of Horseracing as he handily won The Yucatan Commemorative Derby.
Zorro La Bamba with The Sports Bet Gazette covered all three races and he reported that he has never seen a racehorse like Palace Malice.
The Kentucky native easily won the race by 21 and a half lengths.
Afterwards, La Bamba spoke with jockey Mike Smith who said that even though Palace Malice ran last (21st place) for half of the race he knew that he would move up quickly.
Smith noted that in all of his years as a jockey he had never seen cheerleaders cheering on the racehorses.
The second place finisher was Sea Señor, who was ridden by Mexico's only female jockey, 61-year-old Payola Margarita De La Macarena who tips the scales at 207 pounds.
The horse that finished in third place was Sombrero Sally ridden by Mexico's youngest jockey, Joaquin "Bubba" Tostitos, who is only 8½.
La Bamba and Smith both learned of an amazing situation that both said surprised the heck out of them.
Two weeks before the race The Cozumel City Council voted 5-4 to allow a goat owned by the city's Chief-of-Police Gabriel "Bullets" Zaragoza-Schwartz to run in the race.
The goat named El Billy Goat was ridden by Vicente "Napoleon" Cerveza and he managed to capture 17th place out of 21 entries.
SIDENOTE: The monetary prize for winning The 2013 Yucatan Commemorative Derby is 10 million pesos [$764,333 - U.S.]. Palace Malice also received the award for The Most Photogenic Horse