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Habibi Third In US

Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Former New Zealand Derby winner Habibi (Ekraar-Danny Holiday, by Danasinga) has finished in the placings in North America, report NZ Racing Desk. The Richard Mandella-trained Ekraar mare, whose career has been plagued by injury and illness, was third in a 1600m turf race at Santa Anita Park on Sunday. Formerly trained by Donna and the late Dean Logan, Habibi is raced by leviathan American owner George Strawbridge with her New Zealand breeders Peter and Heather Crofskey retaining an ownership interest. "She was perhaps rusty and a bit fresh, but Mandella was pleased," said Heather Crofskey. Habibi was sold to Strawbridge after finishing fourth to Royal Descent in the 2013 Australian Oaks.

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