Keyword: Benjamin Leon

  • Royal Delta

    Champ Royal Delta Headed for Fleur de Lis

    Champion Royal Delta will seek a title defense in the June 15 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. She is expected to be joined in her trip to the Louisville oval by sales-topping stablemate Mr. Besilu.

  • Tapicat streaks away from her rivals to win the Florida Oaks.

    Tapicat Makes the Grade in Florida Oaks

    The sophomore daughter of Tapit earned her first graded stakes victory and was just a tick off a track record Feb. 2 while rolling home much the best in the $150,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Royal Delta was a repeat winner in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Ladies-Classic/26130180_8NMncD#!i=2191660144&k=PLgv2wz">Order This Photo</a>

    Champion Older Female: Royal Delta

    Long-striding Royal Delta delivered when it mattered most in 2012, and although her 4-year-old season was not without flaws, her winning performances were spectacular.

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    Royal Delta Cross-Entered in Classic

    Although owner Benjamin Leon is still leaning heavily toward the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) for Royal Delta, he has decided to pre-enter last year's 3-year-old filly champion in the Classic (gr. I) as well.

  • Royal Delta makes her first start since returning from Dubai in the Fleur de Lis Stakes.

    Royal Delta Seeks Rebound in Fleur de Lis

    Besilu's Stable's Royal Delta looks to rebound off a disappointing run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when she takes on five others in the $150,000 Fleur de Lis Stakes June 16 at Churchill Downs.

  • Dance Quietly, hip 92, sold at the Keeneland November Sale for $2 Million dollars.

    Half to Saint Liam Commands $2 Million

    Stakes winner Dance Quietly, a 3-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy and a half sister to champion Saint Liam (by Saint Ballado), brought $2 million at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Hip #941; filly, Unbridled's Song-Lady of Choice by Storm Bird, was purchased for $1.3 million during the Sept. 15 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    $1.3 Million Unbridled's Song Filly to Leon

    Benjamin Leon Jr. spent $1.3 million for an Unbridled's Song--Lady of Choice filly (Hip No. 941) from Dromoland Farm's consignment. The filly was the first seven-figure horse sold during Keeneland September's fifth session.

  • Ben Leon Jr. at the Keeneland September Sale.

    September Sale Opens With Upswings

    With domestic buyers, like Benjamin Leon Jr. (shown here), playing aggressively at the top of the market, the Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a promising start Sept. 11 in Lexington.