Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic champ Royal Delta returned to the track in style Sunday, easily winning the Grade 3 Sabin Stakes and putting an exclamation point on a banner weekend for trainer Bill Mott.
Mott won three stakes races at Gulfstream Park Saturday and Sunday: the Sabin, the Mac Diarmida with Amira’s Prince and the Very One with Starformer.
Mott also won an allowance race with Emollient on Saturday. He notched two wins on Sunday at Aqueduct with favorites Mr. Palmer and Pinball.
Royal Delta grabbed the lead early from All for Thee and strolled away from the field, covering the 1 1/16-miles in 1:43.31 and winning by five lengths. All for Thee held on to second and Grace Hall closed to finish third.
The $10 million Dubai World Cup is next on the list for Royal Delta. She finished ninth in the race last year.