Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Royal Delta at Keeneland

Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner Royal Delta sold through Chanteclair Farm for $8,500,000 to Ben Leon’s Besilu Stables at Keeneland this afternoon. Besilu has horses with Todd Pletcher, so there’s speculation that she may be transferred from trainer Bill Mott’s barn to Pletcher to continue her racing career. For owner/breeder Palides Investments N.V., Inc. and Mott, the four-year-old daughter of Empire Maker and Delta Princess also won the TVG Alabama S.-G1, Black-Eyed Susan-G2, was second in the Beldame Invitational S.-G1, and third in the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks-G1.