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Royal Delta to return in Sabin Stakes

Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Two-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta will be making her return to the races in Sunday's $100,000 Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Sabin is a 1 1/16-mile event on the main track for fillies and mares.

Trained by Bill Mott, Royal Delta won her second Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita and subsequently was honored as champion Older Female. She won the 2011 Eclipse Award as top 3-year-old filly.

The 5-year-old mare, owned by Besilu Stables, will follow the Sabin with a second go around in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday, March 30 where she is likely to face 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. She was ninth in last year's World Cup.

Royal Delta starts her 2013 campaign with nine wins in 15 lifetime races for $3,703,851.

Expected to take on the champion on Sunday are Grace Hall, All for Thee, Class Included, Go Unbridled and My Pal Chrisy.

02/11 10:08:03 ET


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