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Jul 15, 2011

Royal Delta to be sold in dispersal


Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Black-Eyed Susan Stakes winner Royal Delta will be among the horses put up for sale as part of the complete dispersal of the racing stock from the estate of the late Prince Saud bin Khaled. The Prince died in January following an illness.

Prince Saud's Chanteclair Farm will offer at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale broodmares, weanlings and racing stock. Lane's End Farm will act as agent in the dispersal of the yearlings at the September Yearling Sale.

"Mr. Khaled was one of the most sincere and most thoughtful people I have ever worked for," said Ron Wallace, president of Chanteclair Farm. "His mares have consistently produced, but this is the year they have really begun to peak as a group. It is bittersweet to know Mr. Khaled is not here to share in the continued success of his horses, but the finality of watching them go through the sale ring will be the hardest part for all of us at the farm."

Royal Delta, trained by Bill Mott, will be among seven horses in training to be offered for sale. Included in the 17 mares in foal is Delta Princess, the dam of the Black-Eyed Susan champ.

"Prince Saud achieved remarkable success from a very small but select broodmare band," said Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson. "He was a passionate horseman, and took immense pride in planning the matings of his mares and campaigning his homebreds. We enjoyed his visits to Keeneland. He liked attending the races here."

A dozen weanlings will be put up for sale along with 11 yearlings.

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