2012 Beldame (G1)

9/29/2012, Belmont Park
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2:58 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
3+ F

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Beldame (G1)...

Was 2012 a year of disappointment? Was it a year where the depth of divisions was so lacking that a Turf Miler would be named Horse of the Year, Turf Champion, and Champion Older Male? Or was 2012 a year with such an outstanding group of horses, that it took one so brilliant, so versatile, and so ta...Read More
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  • dani.pugh · Just because a turf miler is named HOTY doesn't mean a weak older male division. If the times of the races were sub par and the numbers were way down, I could see it but that was far from the case. The numbers that the older males threw were higher than numbers we have seen in recent years. Times were just as good if not better for that group. Just because one did not establish themselves doesn't mean it was a bad bunch. That could just as well me the group all around was talent and full of depth. It wasn't like a longshot beat the favorite. The horses that won were already well respected. RTG had a very consistent year, as did Fort Larned, MMM, and Flat Out. The Whitney, FO, FL, and RTG went 123. Look at their records, you see they run consistently fast. They were evenly matched, but also one of the best groups of older males we have seen in a long time. Times and numbers say that. · 450 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · "Just because a turf miler is named HOTY doesn't mean a weak older male division." LIKE · 450 days ago ·
Which of these two champions will take the ultimate Eclipse award?Read More
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  • thatbigbay · It's about time for a turf horse to take home the big prize. If IHA gets the award, HOTY is officially meaningly. He may have been a good horse, but what about the OF THE YEAR yart? He was only around for a couple months. · 501 days ago ·
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Yeah but he won bigger races. None of Wise Dan's races compare to the Derby or Preakness. He dodged the BC classic. · 501 days ago ·
Her dominating performance in yesterday’s prestigious Beldame Invitational was not only visually impressive, but it also came at the hands of another grade one quality filly in It’s Tricky.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · It was a tremendous performance by RD! · 562 days ago ·
  • fastnfurious · They should run this filly in the BC Classic against the boys instead of the Ladies Classic. Royal Delta's much better on dirt than a synthetic surface, which is what she faced males over in the Dubai World Cup. · 562 days ago ·
Royal Delta cruised to a dominating 9 ½-length triumph over It’s Tricky in the Grade 1 Beldame on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park.Read More
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  • rafirox · Same Mary Z, even in the turf sprint :) · 563 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · RD was calm, dry, and composed in the paddock before the race. You could tell she was ready to roll.--->BSF of 106! · 563 days ago ·
Royal Delta should win but watch out Cash for Clunkers.
Royal Delta and It’s Tricky will resume their rivalry when they meet for a fifth time Saturday in the 74th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Invitational for fillies and mares at Belmont Park. Read More
Eclipse champion Royal Delta and three-time Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky are both listed as probable for the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame Invitational, run at 1 1/8 miles. Read More
  • ajump08 · It's Tricky might have a large tactical advantage over Royal Delta here. And in all honesty, It's Tricky ran a better race than Royal Delta in the Personal Ensign. · 573 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · I kinda like the filly that placed in the Personal Ensign. She ran wide and gave 10 lbs to the winner, although the weight difference was certainly fair. Who's her new jockey for the Beldame? · 573 days ago ·
Whether it be a pair of million dollar races this Saturday at Parx, or in six weeks at the Breeders' Cup, Godolphin has a lot to look forward to...Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · Did he lean 1 way or the other on who he thought was better...Questing or It's Tricky, since they'll probably meet each other in the Ladies Classic? · 573 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · No. One of the questions I asked was who he thought would have the best chance to bring home a BC win, he said that they all brought different elements and that they all have a good chance or else they would not be there. · 573 days ago ·
Trainer Bill Mott confirmed Royal Delta for the Grade 1 Beldame Invitational and said To Honor and Serve could compete in the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap after the pair posted separate breezes on Sunday at Belmont Park.Read More
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin worked a quartet of stakes runners for Godolphin Racing this weekend at Saratoga’s Greentree Training Center, with multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky and promising juvenile Fortify turning in breezes for upcoming stakes races at Belmont Park, and top sophomores Questing an...Read More
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said It’s Tricky suffered superficial cuts when she stumbled at the start of the Grade 1 Personal Ensign but was otherwise in fine shape following her third-place finish. She now will target the Grade 1 Beldame, the trainer added. Read More

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