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Behold! Royal Delta's Distaff reign ends at Breeders' Cup

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Beholder swept to victory in the $2 million Distaff, ending Royal Delta's reign on an opening day of Breeders' Cup action dominated by European raiders. 

Gary Stevens celebrates with Beholder after winning the Distaff during the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, on November 1, 2013

Royal Delta, trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Mike Smith, was trying to become the first horse to win the Distaff -- formerly known as the Ladies' Classic -- three straight times.

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