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Nov 22, 2013

Champion mare Royal Delta retired from racing


Ocala, FL ( - Two-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta has been retired from racing to begin her career as a broodmare. The 5-year-old is owned by Besilu Farm.

Royal Delta, trained by Bill Mott, was a two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, now known as the Distaff. After winning the 2011 race she was voted that year's champion 3-year-old filly and the following year won the Eclipse Award as champion Older Female.

The mare finished her career in this month's Distaff, but finished fourth behind Beholder.

Royal Delta was a two-time champion of the Delaware Handicap along with wins in the Alabama, Black-Eyed Susan, Fleur de Lis, Beldame and Personal Ensign.

In her career, Royal Delta earned more than $4.8 million with 12 wins in 22 starts.

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