Tags ‘Royal Delta’

Churchill Downs: Hard to look beyond Royal Delta in Fleur de Lis

DRF | 1 year ago
Champion mare Royal Delta, winner of the past two Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classics, towers over four rivals, and anything other than a runaway victory is improbable in Saturday's Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Fort Larned, Successful Dan to meet in Stephen Foster Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Six older horses are entered in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap, the Grade 1 race that has become the signature leadoff event for the post-Triple Crown half of the racing season in North America. Read More...

Belmont Park: Royal Delta sharp in work

DRF | 1 year ago
If trainer Bill Mott needed a sign to know how Royal Delta was doing as he prepares her for the second half of the year, he got it on Monday when the two-time champion put in a most impressive five-furlong workout over Belmont’s main track. Read More...

Belmont Park: Royal Delta has first work since Dubai World Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
On a star-studded work tab Monday morning at Belmont Park, two-time champion Royal Delta had her first breeze since returning from Dubai. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Jones weighs options for Joyful Victory, Believe You Can

DRF | 1 year ago
Trainer Larry Jones wants to keep standout distaffers Joyful Victory and Believe You Can separated, but he’s having a bit of a hard time with it. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Animal Kingdom might end career at Royal Ascot after impressive victory

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh In a way, the Dubai World Cup was a race Animal Kingdom needed to win. Animal Kingdom had his victory in the Kentucky Derby and subsequently had performed in ways that suggested he c... Read More...

Jam-Packed Weekend Ahead of Us, Enjoy!

Wow, where do we begin?! It doesn’t matter if you reside in the United States or around the World, the “World” of horse racing will have plenty to offer this coming Saturday, March 30. The Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up as we head... Read More...

Sheema Classic favorite Gentildonna shows why she’s special

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The three Japanese horses here in Dubai for World Cup Night took to the track at Meydan for the first time Monday morning. Keiai Leone, who starts... Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Royal Delta gets luck of the post draw

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Royal Delta had the luck of the draw Wednesday, her connections landing the third pick of the post-position draw for the Dubai World Cup. Fellow A... Read More...

Royal Delta, Animal Kingdom Gallop at Meydan

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Royal Delta and Animal Kingdom galloped at Meydan Monday morning in preparation for Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1). Monday track notes from Dubai Racing Club: Royal Delta – Royal Delta galloped once around Meydan and visited the starting gate as part of the typical routine trainer Bill Mott follows with his runners before [...](Read more...) Read More...

Dubai World Cup: All the major players entered among field of 13

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Thirteen horses were entered Monday in the Group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup, while the other eight stakes races on Saturday’s program we... Read More...

Dubai: Animal Kingdom leads U.S. team out to end World Cup futility

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom is expected to run in the Dubai World Cup on March 30 at Meydan. U.S.-based runners are... Read More...

Royal Delta Dominant in Sabin Victory

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Bill Mott was confident that Royal Delta was well prepared for her 2013 debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Sabin (G3) at Gulfstream Park. But the Hall of Fame trainer will admit that he held his breath a bit until the two-time champion mare crossed the f... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Royal Delta gets season off to good start with easy win in Sabin

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom KeyserAfter her six-length win in Sunday's Sabin under Mike Smith, Royal Delta will be pointed to the $10 million Dubai ... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Royal Delta starts familiar path in Sabin

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta will begin her 2013 season the same way she started her 2012 campaign - in the Sabin at Gul... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Royal Delta on schedule for Sabin

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta will use the Grade 3 Sabin as a prep for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.HALLANDALE BEACH, ... Read More...

Pedigree profiles: 2012 Eclipse Award winners

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding Staff 0 Tom KeyserWise Dan, who races as a homebred for Morton Fink, captured three titles at the Eclipse Awards, including H... Read More...

Gulfstream Park notes: Mott stars Royal Delta, Flat Out on target for 2013 debuts

DRF | 2 years ago
0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta is expected to use the Feb 17. Sabin once again as a prep for her return trip to the Dubai World Cup on March 23.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Bill Mott repo... Read More...

Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta: Champion is hard to flaw—on the track and on pedigree

DRF | 2 years ago
Mary Simon 0 Adam Coglianese/NYRAEmpire Maker, sire of champion Royal Delta, winning the 2003 Belmont StakesIf money truly talks, what cou... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Royal Delta, Ron the Greek work

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta, almost certain to be named champion older female on Saturday, breezed a half-mile in 49.20... Read More...

Dubai Winter Carnival opens with a different look

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh 0 Barbara D. LivingstonAnimal Kingdom is being pointed for the $10 million Dubai World Cup.The Dubai Winter Carnival begins T... Read More...

2012 Year In Review: I’ll Have Another embodied season of defections, debate

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonView SlideshowMay 19: I'll Have Another (left) runs down Bodemeister again to win the Preakness.I&rsquo... Read More...

Havre de Grace: Are big-ticket mares worth their price tag?

DRF | 2 years ago
John P. Sparkman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonHavre de Grace’s $10 million price tag at the recent Fasig-Tipton fall mixed sale was the third-... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic top three not finished on track

DRF | 2 years ago
Brad Free 0 Tom KeyserRoyal Delta wins the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic over My Miss Aurelia and Include Me Out. All three are expected t... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Report Day One: Shared Spotlight

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Six different jockeys, trainers and owners shared the Breeders’ Cup spotlight in front of nearly 35,000 fans at Santa Anita Park on Friday. Total common-pool handle for Friday’s 10-race card was $47,586,765 vs. $50,053,505 bet last year on Cham... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Friday pick six pays $773,865; Ladies’ Classic BC/Classic double will-pays

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 ARCADIA, Calif. – Royal Delta rewarded one lucky pick-six bettor with a $773,865 payday by virtue of her two-length vi... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic: Royal Delta turns back all challengers, gives Smith record win

DRF | 2 years ago
Brad Free 0 Tom KeyserRoyal Delta scores a front-running victory in the BC Ladies' Classic under jockey Mike Smith.ARCADIA, Calif. –... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic: Royal Delta one to beat in extremely deep field

DRF | 2 years ago
Brad Free 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta is one of seven Grade 1 winners in the BC Ladies' Classic.ARCADIA, Calif. -- The $2 million L... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Royal Delta, Dullahan not part of field of 12

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonShackleford, Fastino Aguilar up, rears up during a morning exercise Monday at Santa Anita. He is expect... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Royal Delta opts for Ladies’ Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta will run in Friday's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita.ARCADIA, Calif. – R... Read More...

Belmont: Breeders’ Cup prospects come out early to beat bad weather

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonPoint of Entry, shown exercising on Oct. 22, went out for his final workout before the Breeders' Cup ... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Trainers keeping an eye on Hurricane Sandy

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 ELMONT, N.Y. – Oy, Sandy. The threat of Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Northeast by the end of the weekend, has... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup clocker report: Royal Delta cruises in five-furlong drill for Ladies’ Classic or Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRon the Greek works five furlongs Monday for the Breeders' Cup Classic.Belmont Park Sunny, 55 Main trac... Read More...

Royal Delta pre-entered in both Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic and BC Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta works five furlongs in 59.45 seconds Monday morning over Belmont’s main track.ELMONT, N... Read More...

Belmont: Mott in position to sweep Breeders’ Cup Classic, Ladies’ Classic again

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Tom KeyserRoyal Delta earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 106 for her victory in the Beldame.ELMONT, N.Y. - At the beginning of... Read More...

Royal Delta Regains Best Stride in Beldame

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Royal Delta left little doubt who was best in the Beldame Invitational (G1) during Super Saturday at Belmont Park. Taking command on the turn and opening up through the stretch under a hand ride, odds-on favorite Royal Delta cruised to a dominating 9 Read More...

Belmont Park: Royal Delta heads to Breeders’ Cup off powerful Beldame score

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta pressed It's Tricky on the lead early in the Beldame before pulling away under jockey Mik... Read More...

Belmont Park: Royal Delta looks sharp in work for Beldame

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Reed Palmer/Churchill DownsRoyal Delta wins the Fleur de Lis earlier this year.ELMONT, N.Y. – After watching Royal D... Read More...

Belmont: Royal Delta, To Honor and Serve work for Mott

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Tom KeyserTrainer Bill Mott is unsure whether To Honor and Serve will have a prep in the Kelso or train up to the Breeders... Read More...

Saratoga: Mott makes no excuses

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonRoyal Delta may make her next start in the Beldame at Belmont or the Spinster at Keeneland.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Bill Mott reported Monday that his Ecl... Read More...

Saratoga: Personal Ensign showdown pits Royal Delta vs. It’s Tricky

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserIt’s Tricky will make her first start since winning the Ogden Phipps on May 28 in Sunday's Personal Ensign. ... Read More...

Saratoga: It’s Tricky entered in Ballerina as Plan B

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserIt’s Tricky is being considered for both Friday’s Ballerina and Sunday’s Personal Ensign.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The post position draw for Friday’s $500,... Read More...