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2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships Friday

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Royal Delta with her flowers
Royal Delta parades with her flowers

Jockey Jose Lezcano and Royal Delta after the 2011 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs

© Terence Dulay
Winning trainer Bill Mott said, "I started to get a little worried at the 1/8 pole because the fractions were so slow early. By the time I started to worry, I saw her gain the momentum. Once she got going, it was adios. She ran really well. My whole staff did a tremendous job and we are so lucky to have a filly like that in the barn,"

Jockey Jose Lezcano added, "When I asked her, she gave me a very good kick. When we hit the 1/4 pole, I felt very comfortable that we would win the race. She's a fantastic filly."

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