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.


  1. GORGEOUS photos, FJK! She's a beauty for sure. I was a big fan of her daddy, too.

  2. I am praying that she stays with Bill Mott (trainer) he loves Royal Delta and she loves him - please Mr Leon leave her with Bill - She has done so well whilst working under Bill Mott. No disrespect to Todd Pletcher but please consider the horse first. Royal Delta is all class and will go far left with the right trainer. Also she is said to have a wonderful disposition. GOOD LUCK ROYAL DELTA WHEREVER YOU ARE NOW.

  3. This comment is late, but I have to say that Royal Delta is one of the most lovely mares I've ever laid eyes upon. I'm delighted that she will be racing in 2013!

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