World Approval

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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World Approval To Forgo Dubai Trip, Will Target Maker’s 46 Mile At Keeneland

Champion World Approval made a successful return to the races on Saturday when he captured the G3 Tampa Bay Stakes by a half-length. The 1 1/16-mile turf contest was intended to be used as a prep for the $6 million, G1 Dubai Turf on March 31, but as the Daily Racing Form reports, the gelding’s connections have […]

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World Approval Has To Work A Little In Tampa Bay Stakes

Reigning Eclipse Award champion World Approval made his 2018 debut in Saturday’s G3 Tampa Bay Stakes, and was sent off at odds of 1-5 over the field of nine. The now 6-year-old son of Northern Afleet had to dig in late in the stretch to fend off a run from Forge, but maintained a 3/4-length […]

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