Looking more powerful than ever, two-time champion Royal Delta tuned up for a possible return trip to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with an easy five-length victory in the $98,000 Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 17 at Gulfstream.
All for Thee
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2008
Few want anything to do with Besilu Stable's 5-year-old champion Royal Delta as she preps for a start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) Feb. 17 at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Chris Block was represented by his 1,000th winner Jan. 12 at Gulfstream Park, when 5-year-old All for Thee rallied through the stretch to score a hard-fought neck victory at odds of 12-1 in the second race of the day.
With an impressive late kick, the filly by Include wins the Delaware Oaks by a neck and captures her first graded stakes.
St. John's River may not have a stakes win under her belt like the majority of her rivals in the July 9 Delaware Oaks (gr. II), but considering her recent hard trying efforts, she appears ready for a major triumph.
|Trainer||Chris M. Block|
|Breeder||Robert Low & Lawana Low|
|All for Thee View Five-Cross Pedigree||Elusive Quality||Gone West|
|Touch of Greatness|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($285,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||David P. Block||Walnut Green, agent||$220,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Hard Not to Like|