NEW YORK (Dec. 19)
Ariel Sharon achieved his first win since coming to the United States last month to do battle with Time magazine in his $50 million libel suit currently being heard in a New York courtroom. But the former Defense Minister’s victory was not in court, but at the Meadowlands racetrack in New Jersey.
Sharon ventured to the racetrack last weekend and placed a $2 bet on a horse dubbed “Power Witness.” He came up a winner, taking home $39. Reporters said he appeared slightly embarrassed yesterday when asked about the excursion to the racetrack, explaining, however, that he has had a long-time love of horses and has been breeding them for 18 years at his farm in Israel.