Three-time champion Royal Delta, who won 12 of 22 starts including two Breeders' Cup Distaffs and nearly $5 million, died this week in Ireland from complications associated with the foaling of a filly by Galileo. The foal survived. Bill Mott trained the 9-year-old for several Besilu Stable and Palides Investments. Royal Delta was 9 when she died. Photographer Tod Marks has a photo tribute.
Click on the photo to launch slideshow.