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Royal Delta Wins US Gr1 Beldame Stakes
In the US at Belmont Park, 4YO mare Royal Delta (Empire Maker-Delta Princess, by A P Indy) scored by a whopping 9.5-lengths for trainer Bill Mott in the US$392,000 Gr1 Beldame Stakes (1800m) for 3YOs+ fillies and mares, over fellow 4YO mare It's Tricky (Mineshaft-Catboat, by Tale Of The Cat) & 5YO mare Go Unbridled (Unbridled Jet-Reign Or Shine, by Majesty's Time). Royal Delta took her record to 8 wins (including 2011's Gr1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga, 2011 Gr1 Breeders Cup Ladies Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs, Gr2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico, Gr2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Down and Gr2 Delaware Handicap at Delaware) & 4 placings (including 2nd in the Gr1 Personal Ensign Handicap at Saratoga, and 3rd in 2011's Gr1 American Oaks) from 14 starts.