World Approval Wins Woodbine Mile at Woodbine Racetrack
The biggest race of the weekend - the $800,000 G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes was contested Saturday, September 16 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Horses three years old and upward took to Woodbine's turf track and raced one mile. It was 2-1 race favorite World Approval that seemed to toy with his competition, allowing them to stay close before putting the pedal down and easily crossing the line first - by 2 1/2 lengths. 9-2 third betting choice Lancaster Bomber came up late to claim second in the field of 12 with Long On Value getting in for a quality third at 15-1 odds. Mondialiste, winner of the 2015 Woodbine Mile, came in fourth, with Arod fifth and Dutch Connection, Conquest Panthera, Tower of Texas, Glenville Gardens, Best Bard, 5-2 second choice Deauville and Dragon Bay completing the order of finish.