The Week in Photos: December 16, 2009

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

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The Blood-Horse: 12/19/2009 issue

Photo: Blood-horse

Bright Lights: Fireworks erupt at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong Dec. 9 as the annual jockeys' championship is about to begin.

Photo: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Kip Deville ,the 6-year-old son of Kipling —the horse that put prominent Thoroughbred owners IEAH Stables on the map—is being treated for laminitis and is fighting for his life.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Twilight Meteor, a graded stakes-winning son of Smart Strike, has arrived for stallion duty in 2010 at Dan and Kathy Barraclough’s Saratoga Glen Farm near Schuylerville, N.Y.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Good Ba Ba makes his move on his way to winning the Hong Kong Mile for the third time.

Photo: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Superior Storm and Robby Albarado splash home in the Champions Day Ladies Stakes at Fairgrounds.

Photo: Hodges Photography