Royal Delta ruled the Ladies' Classic, taking command from the first jump. She crossed the wire 1 1/2 lengths ahead of My Miss Aurelia, a game second. Include Me Out followed 1 1/4 lengths behind in third. For Royal Delta, the win was her second straight Ladies' Classic victory. For jockey Mike Smith, it was a record-setting ride. With the 2012 Ladies' Classic, he became the winningest rider in Breeders' Cup history, surpassing the previous record of 15 wins held by retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey.