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Former Top Kiwi Mare Strikes At Woodbine
Former New Zealand Derby winner Habibi (Ekraar-Danny Holiday, by Danasinga) registered her first Northern Hemisphere stakes victory when landing the Listed Flaming Page Stakes (2400m) at Woodbine in Canada on Friday. It was her first win since saluting in the Gr1 New Zealand Derby in 2013 for Donna and the late Dean Logan. Habibi's career was severely interrupted by a fractured pastern suffered when fourth in the Gr1 Australian Oaks and she has only raced four times since that injury. The 6YO is now owned by leviathan American owner George Strawbridge with her New Zealand breeders Peter and Heather Crofskey retaining an ownership interest.