Horse racing: Favorite World Approval wins Breeders' Mile

By Rory Carroll

By Rory Carroll

DEL MAR, California (Reuters) - World Approval broke free from the pack down the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack on Saturday.

After sitting back for the majority of the race, jockey John Velazquez shifted the grey 5-2 favourite into gear after the final turn and ultimately won by a comfortable 1 1/4 lengths.

The win was the fourth career Breeders' Cup victory for trainer Mark Casse, who also conditioned 2015 Mile winner Tepin.

Promising three-year-old colt Lancaster Bomber came in second while Blackjackcat finished third on the hard, fast turf on a sunny day at the oceanside racetrack.


(Reporting by Rory Carroll, editing by Gene Cherry)

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