Jockey Patrick Husbands and trainer Mark Casse combined for a staggering 76 wins this year at Woodbine as each captured their respective 2007 championships.
Favorite Giant Moon kept his unbeaten streak intact as he dug in to hold off a fast-closing Spanky Fischbein to post a 1 3/4-length tally in the $75,000 Damon Runyon Stakes, for two-year-olds, at Aqueduct on Dec. 8, virtually clinching divisional honors as champion New York-bred two-year-old colt of 2007.
Country Star, possible finalist in the Eclipse balloting for leading 2-year-old filly, figures to be the favorite in the $250,000 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) Dec. 15.
National Coal Corp., a producer of high-quality steam coal in Central and Southern Appalachia, announces that Michael R. Castle, a former CFO for Spendthrift Farm, has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).
Despite competition from an increasing number of sales in Louisiana and Oklahoma, the average and gross increased slightly at the Fasig-Tipton Texas December Mixed Sale, held Dec. 9 at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
The 2007 Thoroughbred Breeders? Association (TBA) annual awards acknowledge the notable achievements of a diverse selection of British breeders, and 13 of the 15 were announced on Dec 9.
Lava Man DVDs are on sale at Hollywood Park for $10, with all proceeds going to the family of groom Noe Garcia, who had his left arm severed in a car accident in August.
Grade I winner High Yield, who stood at several locales before ending up in France at Alain Regnier's Haras de la Haie Neuve near Mondevert, has died.
Premium Tap, who races under the name Allam in Saudi Arabia, remained undefeated in that country, scoring a gutsy head victory over his arch rival, Brazilian-bred Impossible Ski, in the Crown Prince Cup at Al Janadriah Racecourse Dec. 7, a prep for the King's Cup, a race he won last year.
Godolphin has big day in Hong Kong, with a win and second in the International Races. Ramonti wins the Cup to highlight the event.
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