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CASTLETON BRED ARISTOCRATIC AN IMPRESSIVE STAKES WINNER AT SANTA ANITA

on 04/16/2017 10:19 PM
Aristocratic a three-year-old son by Malibu Moon out of Castleton resident mare Ask Me When powered to an easy win in the six-furlong San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita earlier tonight. Kaleem Shah's charge broke alertly for jockey Rafael Bejarano and cruised home by 4 1/2 lengths to stamp him as one of the better sprinters at this stage on the west coast. Prior to this race the colt had run...
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GORMLEY RACES BACK INTO DERBY PICTURE

on 04/09/2017 1:44 PM
Gormley, a Castleton  bred by Malibu Moon out of farm resident mare Race to Urga, stormed back into the Derby picture with a battling performance in the G1 Santa Anita Derby last night. Showing a new dimension, Victor Espinoza was able to rate the colt in behind a fast early pace and made ground into the final turn and bravely grind out the victory out-staying Battle ...
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CASTLETON LYONS BRED GORMLEY WINS G1 FRONTRUNNER

on 10/02/2016 6:40 AM
October 1st, 2016 In just his second start, Gormley a Castleton Lyons bred son of Malibu Moon, out of farm resident Race to Urga, won the G1 FrontRunner for juveniles at Santa Anita earlier today. Sporting the same colors as Zenyatta, the John Shirreffs trained colt made just about all the running here in this 8 1/2 furlong test. Drawing clear in the stretch he was always holding the favorite Kli...
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GIO PONTI'S SISTER EASILY WINS STAKE AT INDIANA DOWNS

on 07/19/2015 6:23 AM
July 18, 2015 Castleton Lyons homebred Antonia Autumn, by former farm flagship sire Bernstein out of blue hen Chipeta Springs, had a comfortable win in the Indiana General Assembly Distaff Stakes at Indiana Downs last night for in form trainer Ben Colebrook. That track's flagship day included the running of the G2 Indiana Derby, the G2 Indiana Oaks and four listed races in total which made for ve...
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CASTLETON LYONS STRIKES WITH TWO WINNERS AT THE KEENELAND MEET

on 04/24/2015 5:09 AM
April 24, 2015 Toni's Hollyday and Mighty Moon were victorious at the prestigious Keeneland April meet providing Castleton Lyons with two wins from just three starters there. Toni's Hollyday annexed a 5 1/2 furlong turf allowance on Thursday the 16th in the hands of James Graham for trainer Andrew McKeever. Going off at 10/1 the filly broke okay with James saving ground along the rail for most of...
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MONTANA NATIVE RESUMES WINNING WAYS

on 05/22/2014 12:03 PM
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, this was her third run for new connections as the Christophe Clement trainee tackled 8 1/2 furlongs in ...
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PROPELLERONEWAY MOTORS HOME!

on 03/10/2013 4:17 AM
Propelleroneway (f. 3 Malibu Moon - Catch the Blue Hat by Storm Cat) easily took a 7 1/2 furlong turf allowance at the Fair Grounds yesterday. Reserved in mid division and travelling comfortably for Shaun Bridgmohan along the rail, she swung out wide in the stretch and powered away to a 3 1/2 length success. Trainer Andrew McKeever plans to ship her back to Keeneland soon where her next target wil...
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SOME LEGS SHOWS A CLEAN PAIR OF HEELS!

on 12/20/2012 3:48 AM
Some Legs (f. 3 Bernstein - High Heeled Hope by Salt Lake) broke her maiden in style yesterday at Tampa. In just her third start she gained a smooth win over eight furlongs on the turf at Tampa. Breaking well, settling in a comfortable fourth spot for the early stages she rounded the turn clearly on the bridle behind a wall of horses. Jockey Ryan Curatolo bided his time and once a gap appeared alo...
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PROPELLERONEWAY RUNS THEM DOWN AT THE FAIR GROUNDS

on 12/03/2012 5:10 AM
Propelleroneway (f. 2 Malibu Moon - Catch the Blue Hat by Storm Cat) broke her maiden at Fair Grounds yesterday in a 1 mile maiden special weight. With two encouraging  runs behind her, a 4th at Arlington and a 3rd at Keeneland, the fily entered the race looking like she was improving all the time. So it proved under pilot Shaun Bridgmohan as Propelleroneway saved ground towards the rear for ...
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RACE TO URGA WINS WAIT A WHILE STAKES AT GULFSTREAM

on 04/09/2012 6:39 AM
Race to Urga (f. 4, Bernstein - Miss Mambo by Kingmambo) won the 8 1/2 furlong Wait A While Stakes, the feature on the closing day of the Gulfstream meet. With Jose Lezcano in the irons, the daughter of Bernstein benefitted from a perfect trip, stalking the early pace and easing to the front in the straight to prevail by an easy three lengths over Frontside. Lezcano said post race that "the filly ...
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GIO PONTI WINS 3RD STRAIGHT ECLIPSE AWARD

on 01/18/2011 4:35 AM
GIO PONTI (h. 6, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) has been named the 2010 Champion Male Turf Horse.  Winning this, his 3rd consecutive Eclipse Award, GIO PONTI has become only the third horse in the modern era to win back-to-back Eclipse Awards as the nation's champion turf male.  His 2010 season was another model of class, consistency, and elite performance.  The year w...
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GIO PONTI TO STAY IN TRAINING FOR 2011

on 11/23/2010 10:36 AM
We at Castleton Lyons are delighted to announce that we have decided to keep our dual Champion Gio Ponti in training for one more year, with the 2011 Dubai World Cup as our main aim. It is an exciting time to have a tough consistent horse in training as prize money is generally one of the more lucrative sides of our business at the moment. We would like to thank all his fans and well wishe...
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GIO PONTI WINS 6TH GRADE 1 AT KEENELAND

on 10/10/2010 6:26 AM
GIO PONTI (h. 5, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) had no problem cutting back in distance yesterday making his victory in the  G1 Shadwell Turf Mile look like a breeze to spectators.  Facing 5 others on the Keeneland Turf Course, GIO PONTI rounded the turn, split horses in the stretch to win by a comfortable length.  This is the 6th G1 victory for GIO PONTI who is traine...
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GIO PONTI WINS 5TH GRADE 1

on 07/11/2010 8:34 AM
Reigning Champion GIO PONTI (c. 5, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) captured his 5th Grade 1 victory in the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park on July 10th.  Despite slow fractions, Ramon Dominguez guided the Castleton Lyons' color-bearer to a fantastically timed win to defend his title winning this race for the second year in a row.  Trainer Christophe Clement was tickled wit...
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USE SOMEBODY BREAKS HER MAIDEN AT ARLINGTON

on 06/24/2010 12:56 PM
USE SOMEBODY (f. 3, Bernstein - Idol's Eye by A P Indy) broke her maiden at second asking in a Maiden Special Weight at Arlington Park on June 24th.  Settling nicely on the rail within striking distance, she swung wide coming into the stretch to just beat MIMI'S BLING (BERNSTEIN) by 3/4 length.  USE SOMEBODY is owned/bred by Castleton Lyons and Kilboy Estate and trained by Shannon Ritter...
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GIO PONTI SCOOPS TWO MORE AWARDS

on 04/21/2010 2:22 PM
Kilboy Estate as breeder of GIO PONTI was presented with two awards by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association at Keeneland earlier today. GIO PONTI was acclaimed as the leading Kentucky bred Handicap Horse and the leading Kentucky bred Turf Male in a ceremony which celebrated Kentucky breds success on the track in 2009. These two very p...
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TARRIP NOW 2 FOR 2 IN USA

on 04/14/2010 5:11 PM
Castleton Lyons owned and bred Tarrip, a 4-year-old filly by Green Desert out of Spinnette won an allowance at Keeneland today over 9 furlongs on the main track. With Garret Gomez in the irons, the Christophe Clement trained Tarrip was reserved early and steadily made ground to take the lead close home and win snugly by 3/4 length over Patti's Regal Song. Gomez reported after the race that he...
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GIO PONTI LEADS U.S. HORSES HOME IN DUBAI

on 03/27/2010 7:09 AM
Stable star Gio Ponti ran an excellent fourth in the US$10,000,000 Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 27th at Meydan in Dubai. The new racetrack proclaimed by its designers to be the finest facility in the world of thoroughbred racing officially opened on the night with a dazzling array of fireworks in a spectacular and colorful show. The race itself was marred by a very slow early pace which led t...
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TARRIP WINS AMERICAN DEBUT

on 02/11/2010 9:35 AM
Tarrip (f. 4, Green Desert - Spinnette by Spinning World) prevailed in her American debut in a Maiden Special Weight at Tampa Bay Downs.  Going 1 mile on the turf, the filly expertly weaved her way through traffic in the stretch to out duel the leader and win by a neck.  Her only previous start was 11 months prior at Leopardstown, but the filly didn't miss a beat to score her maiden for ...
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