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November 3, 2012 | Associated Press
ARCADIA, Calif. - Royal Delta won the $2 million Ladies' Classic by 11/2 lengths on Friday at Santa Anita, making the defending champion the only favorite to win on an upset-filled opening day of the Breeders' Cup. Jockey Mike Smith earned his 16th victory in the event's 29-year history, breaking a tie for most wins with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey. Royal Delta gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his second consecutive win and fifth overall in the Ladies' Classic, putting him in position to sweep the weekend's biggest races, a feat he accomplished last year.
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November 5, 2011 | Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Royal Delta won the $2 million Ladies' Classic by 21/2 lengths under the lights Friday at Churchill Downs, capping an opening day of the Breeders' Cup that included three upsets. Royal Delta rallied in the final furlong to give Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his second straight win and fourth overall in the Ladies' Classic. It's Tricky finished second and Pachattack was another 21/4 lengths back in third. Kentucky Oaks and Cotillion winner Plum Pretty, trained by Bob Baffert, was fourth in the 10-horse field.
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July 19, 2012 | By Dick Jerardi and Daily News Staff Writer
THE 2012 SEASON has quite a long way to the finish line, but Delaware Park fans could see one of America's best horses Saturday. The question is: Which one? Is it Royal Delta, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic and coming off a career-best performance, or Awesome Maria, dominant winner of six straight races until she lost her most recent start? Five other fillies and mares were entered in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap, but it will be a major shock if one of two heavyweights does not win it. They will go the classic American distance of a mile and a quarter, and this has every chance to be a classic.
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July 21, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Royal Delta tops the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park on Saturday. The mile-and-a-quarter $750,000 summer classic for older fillies and mares has attracted a field of seven. The winner automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2. In her most recent outing, Royal Delta posted an eight-length triumph in the 11/8-mile $150,000 Grade II Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs on June 16. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker finished ninth in the Grade I Emirates Air Dubai World Cup at Meydan on March 31 and third in the Grade 3 Sabin at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 25. Mike Smith was aboard her for the first time in the Fleur de Lis. "She is more talented than I already knew she was, to be honest with you," Smith said.
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February 20, 2013
Sloane Stephens , who reached the Australian Open semifinals, lost Monday in the first round of the Dubai Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Stephens, a career-high 16th in the world rankings since knocking out Serena Williams in Melbourne, lost to Sorana Cirstea of Romania, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. NFL: The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah , who gave up football last season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. WINTER SPORTS: Julia Mancuso won a bronze medal on the same day Lindsey Vonn had a season-ending crash.
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March 31, 2013
The Dubai World Cup Meydan, Race 9 - Post 2:05; $10 million (Grade I), about 1 1/4 miles, 3 y.o. & up 1. Treasure Beach. . . Christophe Soumillon. . . 20-1 2. Red Cadeaux. . . Gerald Mosse. . . 30-1 3. Dullahan. . . Gary Stevens. . . 6-1 4. Hunter's Light. . . Silvestre De Sousa. . . 7-2 5. Capponi. . . Ahmad Ajtebi. . . 20-1 6. Side Glance. . . Jamie Spencer. . . 30-1 7. Planteur. . . Ryan Moore. . . 30-1 8. Royal Delta. . . Mike Smith. . . 4-1 9. Meandre.
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July 13, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
STANTON, Del. - A few decades ago, on those regular trips to Delaware Park with his family, Ed Stanco would lug a laptop into a clubhouse where the typical handicappers' tools were the discarded programs and Daily Racing Forms carpeting its floor. The Malvern actuary loved racing as much as numbers, and he'd melded those passions into a computer program for handicapping. "This was over 20 years ago, when nobody did that," said his son, Adam, a Pac-12 Network producer. "He was an excellent handicapper.
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November 1, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
AS YOU SIFT through my picks in the 14 Breeders' Cup races today and tomorrow, know that a few picks should be leveraged in multirace wagers. Read on and you will know which horses I like and which horses I really like. Building bets around your best opinions is the key to winning money over the next 2 days. And that is the best thing about horse racing. There is nothing subtle about the results - you either have more money than you started with or you don't. Today MARATHON 1. Indian Jones.
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September 20, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
MIKE E. SMITH turned 48 last month. When he is in town to ride the last four races at Parx on Saturday, the Hall of Fame jockey ought to get together with Bernard Hopkins and compare notes. If Hopkins isn't the best conditioned late-40s athlete in America, then Smith is. Like Hopkins, Smith seldom performs anymore. He waits for the big moments. And he wins. Smith began riding 30 years ago. If he wasn't an instant success, it did not take long. By 1993, he was winning 342 races in a single year.
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July 22, 2013 | Associated Press
STANTON, Del. - Royal Delta went right to the front at the start of the Grade I $750,000 Delaware Handicap and led all the way Saturday in a 103/4-length victory over four overmatched rivals. Under confident handling by jockey Mike Smith, Royal Delta moved clear soon after the start, then opened a long lead after five furlongs. She was almost seven lengths in front after a mile and opened up even more through the stretch and was a dominating winner under only the mildest of urging.
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March 31, 2013
The Dubai World Cup Meydan, Race 9 - Post 2:05; $10 million (Grade I), about 1 1/4 miles, 3 y.o. & up 1. Treasure Beach. . . Christophe Soumillon. . . 20-1 2. Red Cadeaux. . . Gerald Mosse. . . 30-1 3. Dullahan. . . Gary Stevens. . . 6-1 4. Hunter's Light. . . Silvestre De Sousa. . . 7-2 5. Capponi. . . Ahmad Ajtebi. . . 20-1 6. Side Glance. . . Jamie Spencer. . . 30-1 7. Planteur. . . Ryan Moore. . . 30-1 8. Royal Delta. . . Mike Smith. . . 4-1 9. Meandre.
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March 28, 2013
Two of the most dominant programs in the Football Championship Subdivision said Wednesday they are moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State are leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. East Carolina will join the Big East Conference as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned. Marcel Quarterman was named defensive backs coach at Kutztown after four years as an offensive assistant at Lafayette, his alma mater.
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February 20, 2013
Sloane Stephens , who reached the Australian Open semifinals, lost Monday in the first round of the Dubai Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Stephens, a career-high 16th in the world rankings since knocking out Serena Williams in Melbourne, lost to Sorana Cirstea of Romania, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. NFL: The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah , who gave up football last season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. WINTER SPORTS: Julia Mancuso won a bronze medal on the same day Lindsey Vonn had a season-ending crash.
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November 3, 2012 | Associated Press
ARCADIA, Calif. - Royal Delta won the $2 million Ladies' Classic by 11/2 lengths on Friday at Santa Anita, making the defending champion the only favorite to win on an upset-filled opening day of the Breeders' Cup. Jockey Mike Smith earned his 16th victory in the event's 29-year history, breaking a tie for most wins with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey. Royal Delta gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his second consecutive win and fifth overall in the Ladies' Classic, putting him in position to sweep the weekend's biggest races, a feat he accomplished last year.
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November 2, 2012
FIFTEEN RACES present 15 challenges, a final exam for the 2012 racing season. As the 2-day, $25 million extravaganza that is the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita begins Friday afternoon, remember the task. Put yourself in position to win money. Everything else is irrelevant. With that, time to dissect the races:   FRIDAY JUVENILE SPRINT 1. Super Ninety Nine 2. Sweet Shirley Mae 3. Merit Man Could not have been more impressed with Super Ninety Nine's debut. He showed speed, heart and promise.
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