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Royal Delta
Royal Delta

Royal Delta during the 2013 Dubai World Cup Works at Meydan Racecourse

© Vanessa Ng
March 27, 2013

The world's richest race and race meeting will be this Saturday night, as Meydan Racecourse in Dubai hosts the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1). Here are 12 contenders for the World Cup and its undercard, during training hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Two time Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (G1) winner Royal Delta galloped once around Meydan on Monday and visited the starting gate as part of the typical routine trainer Bill Mott follows with his runners before a race. The two-time American champion stood quietly in the gate as assistant starters patted her neck. "Everything is good so far," said Mott's assistant Rodolphe Brisset, who also serves as Royal Delta's exercise rider. "She just flew over this track." She is attempting to be the first female to win the World Cup.

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