Live Oak Stud’s 2017 Broodmare Of The Year Win Approval Euthanized At Age 29

Win Approval, a Live Oak Stud foundation mare and the 2017 Broodmare of the Year, was euthanized July 19 due to the infirmities of old age, the farm announced today. She was 29 years old.

By Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval out of the graded stakes-placed and stakes-producing Hoist the Flag mare Negotiator, Win Approval left an indelible mark on the industry as a producer of champions.

The Live Oak homebred, honored as the 2017 Broodmare of the Year by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), is the dam of eight winners from 10 foals, including a pair of champions—World Approval, 2017’s Champion Turf Male, and Miesque’s Approval, Champion Grass Horse in 2006—and four graded stakes winners. In addition to her national honor, Win Approval was also named the Florida Broodmare of the Year by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (FTBOA) in 2006, 2016, and 2017. All told, her runners amassed earnings of $8,936,808.

“She will be missed, but never forgotten,” said Charlotte Weber.

Florida-bred World Approval, a son of Northern Afleet born in 2012, was Win Approval’s final foal. The gray or roan gelding did his mother proud, annexing five stakes races for trainer Mark Casse in his championship season, including the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Del Mar. He also rattled off victories in that year’s Turf Classic Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, the Dixie Stakes (G2) at Pimlico, the Fourstardave Handicap (G1) at Saratoga, as well as the Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1) at Woodbine en route to career earnings of $3,052,613.

In addition to his national championship, World Approval was also named the 2017 Florida-bred Horse of the Year by the FTBOA, as well as champion older male, turf horse, and male sprinter that season. In 2016, he was the Florida-bred champion older male and turf horse.

Miesque’s Approval, by Miesque’s Son, won 12 of 40 career starts, including the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs. In his championship year of 2006, the Sunshine State product also captured the Firecracker Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs, the Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes (G2) at Keeneland, the Red Bank Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park, and the Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park. In winning the Red Bank at Monmouth, Miseque’s Approval set a new course record for eight furlongs, getting the distance in 1:33.36 for trainer Martin Wolfson. All told, Miesque’s Approval banked $2,648,879 in an outstanding career.

Win Approval’s additional graded stakes winners also shared an affinity for the turf. Revved Up, a 1998 Florida-bred son of Sultry Song, banked $1,548,653. Conditioned by Christophe Clement, the gray gelding won the 2005 Niagara Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2) at Woodbine, as well as the 2005 Stars and Stripes Breeders’ Cup Turf Handicap (G3) at Arlington Park, and the 2006 Sycamore Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. In taking down top prize in the 2003 Cape Henlopen Stakes at Delaware Park, Revved Up established a new course record for 1 ½ miles, stopping the clock in 2:26.46.

Kentucky-bred Za Approval, a 2008 son of Ghostzapper also trained by Casse, enjoyed his best season in 2013, taking that year’s Knickerbocker Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park, the Red Bank Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park, and the Appleton Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park on his way to career earnings of more than $1.3 million. Not to be outdone by his successful siblings, Za Approval also set a new course record, running one mile on the turf at Keeneland in 1:35.89 in dominating an allowance field in 2015.

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