Tepin wins Woodbine Mile for 8th straight victory (The Associated Press)

TORONTO (AP) — Tepin won the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Saturday for the Kentucky-bred filly’s eighth straight victory.

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Tepin beat Tower of Texas by a half-length – running 1:34.13 on the turf course.

”She felt good and relaxed and was driving real good the whole way,” Leparoux said. ”She got a little tired at the end but we expected that. She’s been out three months but she ran great. She makes my job easy.”

Tepin paid $2.90 and $2.10, and Tower of Texas returned $10.60. Mutafayyek was third.

Tepin took the $600,000 winner’s share and a fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. She’s the defending champion, winning last year’s event at Keeneland.

Saturday’s race was Tepin’s first since June 14. That’s when she became the first North American-based winner of the prestigious Grade 1 Queen Anne Stakes, a mile turf race at England’s Royal Ascot.

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