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What a day it was at Woodbine on Saturday! The big race was the Grade 1, $800,000 Woodbine Mile, and World Approval delivered to give trainer Mark Casse his second consecutive Woodbine Mile win. World Approval will now head off to Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup Mile, a race he will be considered a major contender for. I filed a note on World Approval for Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Racing Form, with quotes from Casse on winning at Woodbine, his relationship with owner Charlotte Weber of Live Oak Plantation, and how he feels about World Approval’s chances heading into the Breeders’ Cup.
Here’s an excerpt from the story:
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Leading trainer Mark Casse started training at Woodbine in 1998, but had to wait until 2016 to record his first win in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile, with Tepin. He quickly doubled up this year when World Approval won the Woodbine Mile by 2 1/2 lengths over Lancaster Bomber on Saturday.
“It’s always sweet to win big races, but it means more at Woodbine,” Casse said.
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