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John Carter wins tenth Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award with Warriors on Horseback Lexington, Ky.—Warriors on Horseback, written by John Carter and published by Bloomsbury Publishing, has been named winner of the tenth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. The announcement was made at an...
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March 25th 2016 FINALISTS Press Release   Three finalists for the tenth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been announced by the Ryan family’s Castleton Lyons, founding sponsor of this lucrative competition for racing-oriented literary works since 2006. Jockeys ruled the day in...
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March 11th 2016 There is a dominant theme in this, the tenth anniversary of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, with five of the six semi-finalists focusing on jockeys and backstretch workers. This impressive group includes two novels, an artistic coffee table book, work from a noted...
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Press Release December 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                Entries being taken for 2015 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award   Lexington, Kentucky—Castleton Lyons is pleased to continue its sponsorship of the annual...
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November 15, 2015 Drefong broke his maiden today at Del Mar over 6 furlongs on the main track. Breaking in front, the $450,000 Keeneland September Sales graduate shot clear to lead wire to wire, and win by an eventual 9 1/2 lengths. The colt has obviously learnt a lot from his first green trip...
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October 26, 2015 The first foal to be offered at public auction, by leading sprinter Justin Phillip, brought $100,000 earlier today at the Fasig Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale. The New York bred colt out of the Malibu Moon mare Influenced was sold by RF HF Bloodstock and bred by Hidden Lake Farm....
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October 15, 2015 A very classy individual by Gio Ponti out of the Dixie Union mare Groovitude easily topped the OBS Fall Mixed  and Horses of Racing Age Sale last night in Ocala. Conquest Stables bid $250,000 for the colt consigned by Ciaran and Amy Dunne's Wavertree Stables and he will...
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October 8, 2015 Pirellone, a juvenile colt by Gio Ponti fulfilled the promise of an encouraging debut by wining an eight furlong maiden at Belmont earlier today. Owned by PHS Racing and trained by Ralph Nicks the colt ran an excellent second at Saratoga in September to subsequent G1 Champagne...
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September 27, 2015 American Heaven, a two-year-old colt by triple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti, won first time out in a maiden at Nakayama earlier today. Bred by Bruce Smart, the $90,000 Keeneland September Sales graduate, turned in an impressive performance for owner Katsumi Yoshizawa in...
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