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Royal Delta escapes serious injury

Updated: October 30, 2012, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

The Associated Press

ARCADIA, Calif. -- The injury to Royal Delta was only skin deep.

That was the good news from Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott as Royal Delta prepares for a title defense Friday in the $2 million Ladies' Classic, one of glamour matchups among the 15 Breeders' Cup championships stakes over the weekend at Santa Anita.

A winner of 3 for 6 races this year following her Ladies' Classic triumph at Churchill Downs last November, Royal Delta will face a pair of undefeated ...

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