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Royal Delta Wins Gr1 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic
At Santa Anita, front-running 4YO mare Royal Delta (Empire Maker–Delta Princess, by A P Indy) scored a 1.5-length victory for trainer Bill Mott in the US$2 million Gr1 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (9 furlongs) for females 3YO+, over 3YO filly My Miss Aurelia (Smart Strike–My Miss Storm Cat, by Sea Of Secrets) & fellow 4YO mare Include Me Out (Include–Don't Trick Her, by Mazel Trick). Winner last time out in the Gr1 Beldame Stakes at Belmont, Royal Delta took this race for the second year in a row to take her record to 9 wins (also including the Gr1 Alabama Stakes) & 4 placings (including the Gr1 Personal Ensign Handicap, Gr1 Alabama Stakes & Gr1 Coaching Club American Oaks) from 15 starts.