Champion Royal Delta – Dead at Age Nine

First reported by the Paulick Report, Three-Time American Champion Filly & Mare Royal Delta has died earlier this week due to foaling complications.  She was carrying a live foal by Galileo, who has survived.  Royal Delta was trained by William Mott and captured the Black-Eyed Susan, Alabama, and her first Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic under the twin spires of Churchill Downs, enroute to being Champion Three-Year Old Filly.  She would take the Delaware Handicap, Beldame, and Personal Ensign before travelling across the country to Santa Anita for a second Ladies’ Classic, and Champion Older Mare.  As a five-year old, she took her second Delaware Handicap, before passing the torch off to Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.


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