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Lanwades stallion With Approval dead

WITH APPROVAL, a Canadian triple crown winnerwho most recently stood at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, has died aged 24.

The son of Caro, who also achieved Canadian Horse of the Year honours in his Classic season, retired to stud in 1991 at Live Oak Stud near Ocala, Florida. His second crop included the Canadian champion two-year-old colt Talkin Man.

Kirsten Rausing acquired the stallion for Lanwades Stud to stand the 2006 season in Newmarket at a fee of £7,500, though it was steadily reduced to £4,500 for 2009 and on application this year.

With Approval's triple crown wins (the Queen's Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes, and the Breeders' Stakes) were added to with the Bowling Green Handicap and Tidal Handicap, both Grade 2s on turf, as a four-year-old.

He placed in the Breeders' Cup Turf and the Arlington Million, ending his racing career with a record of 13 wins from 23 starts and earnings of $2,863,540.

He is a half-brother to the Belmont takes winner Touch Gold, and to Listed winners Bar U Mood, Daijin, and Sweeping Change. His dam, Passing Mood (by Buckpasser), was voted Canada's Broodmare of the Year that same year.

Lanwades Sud owner Kirsten Rausing said: "We will greatly miss With Approval at Lanwades. He was a true gentleman to work with; very fertile and a most attractive horse.

"We hope that the several fillies he sired whilst at Lanwades will continue to keep his name in lights, both whilst racing and in the future, as broodmares."

 

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