World Approval

Mr. Misunderstood Back In The Winner’s Circle; Geroux Gives Perfectly-Timed Ride In Wise Dan

Though he missed in his last three outings, Flurry Racing Stable’s Mr. Misunderstood regained his winning groove to take Saturday evening’s Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of ArchArchArch, ridden to perfection by Florent Geroux, covered 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf course in 1:41.83. Sent off at odds […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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Preakness Undercard: Champion World Approval Bids For Title Defense In Dixie

Reigning male turf champion World Approval looks to return to his winning ways when he makes a title defense in Saturday’s $250,000 Maker’s Mark Dixie (G2), one of seven stakes worth $2.55 million in purses on the 14-race Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard at legendary Pimlico Race Course. A winner of four of five graded stakes […]

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World Approval ‘Getting Back To Himself,’ Points To Dixie On Preakness Undercard

World Approval, Live Oak Plantation’s 2017 male turf champion and Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner, is termed “more than likely” to run in the $250,000 Dixie Stakes (G2) at 1 1/16 miles on turf on the Preakness Stakes undercard, trainer Mark Casse said in a text Tuesday. The now 6-year-old gelded son of Northern Afleet won […]

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World Approval Announced As 2017 Florida-Bred Horse Of The Year

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association recognized their Florida-bred champions for 2017 at their annual Awards Banquet and Gala held at the Circle Square Cultural Center Ballroom in Ocala Monday night. The star of the night was Eclipse Award-winning Champion Turf Horse World Approval, who took home several additional trophies on the evening including the hardware […]

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Bowies Hero Determined In Kilroe Mile Victory; World Approval Fifth

Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing and Madaket Racing’s Bowies Hero made a determined bid in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at odds of 8-1, besting Next Shares by a neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Artie Schiller, ridden by Corey Nakatani for trainer Phil D’Amato, covered one […]

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Turf Champion World Approval Bids For 5th Straight Win In Kilroe Mile

Reigning Eclipse champion turf male World Approval, recent Grade III winner Om and past winner What a View head a field of eight older horses in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) at Santa Anita.  Named for Santa Anita’s legendary late director of racing Frank E. (Jimmy) Kilroe, the Kilroe Mile is […]

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Prat Will Be Named On World Approval For Kilroe Mile

Jockey Flavien Prat will get a leg up on World Approval for the Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. The Breeders’ Cup Mile winner was piloted by John Velazquez to win the Tampa Bay Stakes on Feb. 10, and will make the trip west for the Santa Anita feature scheduled for March […]

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World Approval Gana Ajustadamente En Su Debut De 2018, No Hará El Viaje A Dubai

World Approval respondió a las expectativas al ganar el Tampa Bay S. (G3, $175,000) el pasado sábado 10 en Tampa Bay Downs. Sin embargo, el plan inicialmente trazado ha sufrido una importante alteración. El tordillo no hará el viaje a Dubai para participar en la Dubai Turf (G1, $6,000,000) del venidero 31 de Marzo en […]

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Velazquez Leads Earnings, Wins Categories For Jockey Of The Week Title

John Velazquez led all North American jockeys by earnings and by number of wins to be named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 5-11, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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