In Pictures: World Approval wins the Ricoh Woodbine Mile
​TORONTO, September 19 - On Saturday, World Approval ran away from a field of top flight horses from Europe and across North America to capture the Grade 1 $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

Favoured in the Mile for trainer Mark Casse and jockey John Velazquez, World Approval took the 'Breeders Cup Win & You're In' event by 2 1/2-lengths over Lancaster Bomber in a final running time of 1:33.05.

On Sunday, the bounty of turf races continued with a pair of 'Breeders' Cup Win & You're In' events including the Grade 2 Summer Stakes won by Untamed Domain, and the Grade 1 Natalma captured in stylish fashion by Capla Temptress.

Woodbine track photographer Mike Burns, a multiple Sovereign Award winner, captured all the drama of a racing weekend that included Ikerrin Road romping in the Grade 3 Bold Venture; Quidura's impressive rally in the Grade 2 Canadian; and Johnny Bear's narrow nose score over Hawkbill in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer.

Let's take a look at all the incredible racing moments of a memorable Ricoh Woodbine Mile at Woodbine​:


Ikerrin Road makes the grade...


Quidura stormed home to win the Canadian...


Johnny Bear (orange) and Hawbill battled in the Northern Dancer...


And the local hero, Johnny Bear, put his nose down in time...


World Approval was prominent throughout in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile...


The classy grey cut the corner turning for home and opened up...


Never threatened, World Approval stamped his ticket for the Breeders' Cup...


The victory marked the fifth Woodbine Mile score for John Velazquez...


On Sunday, Untamed Domain edged Hemp Hemp Hurray in the G2 Summer...


Trained by Graham Motion, Untamed Domain is headed to the Breeders' Cup!


Capla Temptress flew home to earn victory in the G1 Natalma...


With Joel Rosario up, the diminutive filly would not be denied...

Live racing resumes on Wednesday night at Woodbine with a 6:45PM first post.  Fans can watch and wager on all the action via HPIbet.com​.
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