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8/11/14 At last night's second session of the Saratoga New York Bred Preferred yearling sale, Castleton Lyons purchased hip number 456 a colt by Gio Ponti from the consignment of Highclere for $150,000. The bay, out of the young Dynaformer mare Shoo In, is a half brother to current stakes...
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8/05/14 As expected in the crowded auditorium at the Humphrey Finney pavillion, day one, Monday, August 4th of the Fasig Tipton yearling sale saw a filly from the first crop of Gio Ponti create fireworks among bidders. A beautifully presented yearling, hip 80 offered by Warrendale Sales as...
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07/04/2014 3:02 PM Catching up with Gio Ponti: Great expectations at stud   Barbara D. Livingston Eclipse Award champion Gio Ponti at Castleton Lyons, where he entered stud in 2012. For the past year or so, Daily Racing Form has...
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7/3/14 The leading North American boutique auction for yearlings is held at Saratoga each August by the Fasig Tipton Sales company and Gio Ponti has three colts and two fillies cataloged for sale at this upmarket venue on August 4th and 5th. Hip 24 consigned by Four Star Sales is a dark...
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7/3/14 Gio Ponti is represented by two colts at the upcoming July Sale at Fasig Tipton on July 14th in Lexington. Hip 65 a bay out of the Wild Again mare Uncontrollable, is presented by CandyLand Farm as agent and is a half brother to a pair of stakes performers including Southern Truth, a...
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5/22/14 Montana Native had enjoyed a very successful 2013 racing season with victories in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks in September preceded by a win in the Broom Dance Stakes at Saratoga in July. Purchased by Castleton Lyons at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale later that year,...
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4/7/14 HRTV's show, Race Day America discussed many topics with Stuart Fitzgibbon including Gio Ponti, Justin Phillip, the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award and the beauty of Castleton Lyons farm. Please click on the links below to access this two part...
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4/10/14 Grand National tale captures Book Award By Mary Simon         ...
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4/10/14 LEXINGTON, KY. -- David Owen’s book, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award at a reception hosted by Castleton Lyons on the evening of April 9. The award, worth $10,000 to the winner—equal to that...
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All three finalists for the 2013 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award are tales of unexpected equine stars who grabbed racing’s headlines in their respective eras—with two being set against the dramatic backdrop of England’s Grand National Steeplechase, and two featuring strong,...
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