Articles posted December 9, 2007

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Giant Moon Remains Unbeaten

Giant Moon Remains Unbeaten

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.

New Job for Former Spendthrift CFO

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).

Figures Up at Fasig-Tipton Texas

Figures Up at Fasig-Tipton Texas

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.

French Stallion High Yield Dead

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 Wins Despite Mishap

Premium Tap Wins Despite Mishap

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.

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