Headlines for Sunday, December 16, 2001

  • Habibti's victory in the Starlet provided trainer Bob Baffert with a record 21 wins for the autumn meet.

    Habibti Edges You for Starlet Honors

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Habibti edged 4-5 favorite You in the $358,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes to earn her second career grade I victory in Hollywood Park's Sunday feature race.

  • Hong Kong Report: Japanese Successes

    In the week leading up to the Hong Kong International Races, the buzz during morning track works at the Sha Tin Racecourse was that Japan would have a very good day on Sunday. No kidding. Four races were run. Three times, the Japanese national anthem followed the winning ceremony, capped by the victory of Agnes Digital in the HK$18 million Hong Kong Cup.

  • World Racing Championships Enters Phase II With 2 New Races

    World Racing Championships chairman James E "Ted" Bassett III announced Saturday that the series will undertake Phase II that includes the addition of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the Singapore Airlines International Cup to the championships in 2002.

  • Equine Insurer Ed McGrath Dead

    Edward McGrath, who insured horses and other items through his E. J. McGrath Insurance Company, died Dec. 15 in Louisville.