Headlines for Sunday, December 9, 2007

  • Favorite Giant Moon kept his unbeaten streak intact in the Damon Runyon Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2993871%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Country Star figures to be the favorite in the $250,000 Hollywood Starlet.

    Nine Likely for Starlet

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • TBA Announces Award Winners

    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<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1573138%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lava Man DVD to Benefit Noe Garcia

    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.

  • 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, now known as Allam.

    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.

  • Ramonti scores in the Hong Kong Cup.

    Ramonti Leads Way in Hong Kong

    Godolphin has big day in Hong Kong, with a win and second in the International Races. Ramonti wins the Cup to highlight the event.