Delta’s Royalty, Lone Foal Of Royal Delta, Set For Debut Start In England

Delta’s Royalty, the only foal out the late champion Royal Delta, is slated to make her debut start on Thursday at Kempton Park Racecourse in England, Racing Post reports.

The 2-year-old Galileo filly will be part of a 14-horse field of maidens going a mile over Kempton’s all-weather Polytrack surface. She is trained by Roger Varian for owner Benjamin Leon Jr.’s Besilu Stables.

Leon purchased Royal Delta for $8.5 million at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, in the aftermath of the mare’s first victory in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic, en route to her first of three Eclipse Awards. Leon kept Royal Delta in training and won the 2012 Ladies’ Classic, and the Eclipse for champion older mare. Royal Delta earned the same year-end title in 2013, and retired with 12 wins in 22 starts for $4,811,126.

Royal Delta’s broodmare career was a rocky one. She was sent to Ireland to visit international mega-sire Galileo for the 2014 and 2015 breeding seasons, but neither mating resulted in a foal. She maintained the pregnancy on her third visit to Galileo, but she died having the filly that would become Delta’s Royalty.

Racing Post reports that Delta’s Royalty has been nominated to the 2020 Irish Guineas and Oaks.

Read more at Racing Post.

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