Thursday, September 27 2012
ROYAL DELTA, IT’S TRICKY MEET FOR FIFTH TIME IN BELDAME
ELMONT, N.Y. – With seasonal honors in view, champion Royal Delta and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner It’s Tricky will resume their rivalry when they meet for a fifth time Saturday in the 74th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Invitational for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
The one-turn, 1 1/8-mile dirt race on Belmont’s “Super Saturday” card drew a field of seven and is a “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. Royal Delta already has qualified for the Ladies’ Classic by winning the Delaware Handicap this summer.