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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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GIO PONTI VOTED BEST MALE IN NORTH AMERICA

on 12/21/2009 7:27 PM
Castleton Lyons' GIO PONTI was voted Best Male to race in North America in the Thoroughbred Times "Best of '09" Poll!  Almost 4,000 online votes were cast spanning 20 different categories!  Thank you to all who voted for GIO PONTI in the poll and we look forward to an equally exciting 2010!    For all of the "Best of '09" Results, check out Thoroughbredtimes.com: http:...
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GIO PONTI MAKES BRILLIANT CLASSIC APPEARANCE

on 11/09/2009 10:19 AM
Multiple G1 winner GIO PONTI (c. 4, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) ran a fantastic race in the G1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita!  Saving ground throughout, GIO PONTI split horses with his usual burst of speed in the stretch.  He took over the lead at the eighth pole, drawing away from the others, only to be run down by the undefeated ZENYATTA in the final sixteenth a...
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GIO PONTI LOOKS LIKE A MILLION!

on 08/09/2009 4:05 AM
GIO PONTI (c. 4, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) confirmed his spot as the nation's top turf horse with his 4th consecutive Grade 1 victory in the Arlington Million.   Despite a slight stumble at the start, he settled in the middle of the pack to let pacesetter Presious Passion lead the field throughout the backstretch by 10 lengths.  As the pack caught up with the lead...
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O MAN!

on 07/11/2009 5:52 PM
GIO PONTI (c. 4, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) overcame a wide trip to win the $500,000 G1 Man O War Stakes at Belmont Park.  Guided by Jockey Ramon Dominguez, GIO PONTI defeated 5 other Grade 1 winners in the field by a convincing 1 3/4 lengths, sealing the deal on his third straight Grade 1 victory.  The 1 3/8 miles was a longer trip than usual for the colt, but he didn'...
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LAUREATE CONDUCTOR IS FIRST IN CHOICE STAKES

on 07/06/2009 5:44 AM
LAUREATE CONDUCTOR (c. 3, Bernstein - Lavender Baby by Rubiano) earned his Black Type in his first Stakes appearance in the $65,000 Choice Stakes at Monmouth yesterday.  Going 1 1/8 miles on the turf,  the colt saved ground early, bid three wide in the far turn, and battled out for the lead in midstretch to win by a tough 3/4 length.  LAUREATE CONDUCTOR is owned ...
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INSTRUMENTALIST WINS AGAIN

on 06/26/2009 6:43 AM
Instrumentalist (f. 3, Bernstein - Resurge by Seeking the Gold) fought out another victory yesterday at Churchill Downs.  Going 5 furlongs on the turf, the talented filly took over the lead in the stretch and held on gamely to win the Allowance by half a length.  Castleton Lyons is the owner and breeder of Instrumentalist, and she is trained by Tom Drury. 
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G1 WINS ON BOTH COASTS!

on 06/07/2009 3:29 AM
GIO PONTI (c. 4, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) after a 3 month holiday, GIO PONTI continued his winning ways with an impressive victory in the G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap on the Belmont undercard yesterday.  After breaking last, GIO PONTI settled in behind the field, six furlongs back with Garrett Gomez in the irons.  Saving ground on the far turn, he swung...
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L'IMPRESSIVE!

on 05/24/2009 8:18 AM
L'Impresario (c. 3, Bernstein - Catchascatchcan (GB) by Pursuit of Love) made an exciting debut at The Curragh today.  Going 1 1/4 miles in a Maiden for 3 year olds and up, the son of English Group 1 winner, CATCHASCATCHCAN (GB) acted as quite the professional when he swept by the leaders with 100 yards left in the race to gain advantage and win by a good two lengths!  The colt, who is a...
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STORM MILITARY (ARG) RETURNS IN GREAT FORM

on 04/27/2009 4:49 AM
After some much needed time off, STORM MILITARY (Arg) (h. 7, Bernstein - Shy Mandona by Shy Tom) ran a solid race placing 2nd in the G3 Inglewood at Hollywood Park yesterday.  He set the pace early, and held on well to be beaten at the wire by only a head.  He had a great trip considering he was coming off an eight month layoff.  "We had a perfect trip." Jockey Brice ...
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INSTRUMENTALIST COMPOSES GRADED STAKES PERFORMANCE

on 03/22/2009 4:16 AM
Instrumentalist (f. 3, Bernstein - Resurge by Seeking The Gold) made a striking performance in her first graded stakes effort, running 3rd in the G3 Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park.  Wearing the Castleton Lyons silks in only her third lifetime start,  the filly overcame a tough outside post to earn the first black type of her career.  Congratulations to trainer Tom D...
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GIO PONTI WINS THE G1 KILROE MILE

on 03/08/2009 4:46 AM
GIO PONTI (c. 4, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) drove down to the wire under a fantastic ride by Ramon Dominguez to collar the field of the G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita.  Defeating the likes of VENTURA, DIXIE CHATTER, and ARTISTE ROYAL (IRE), GIO PONTI has now won 6 of 11 starts and has earned over $1 million in earnings.    Settling off the pace 7 horses ...
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INSTRUMENTALIST STARTS CAREER ON A HIGH NOTE!

on 01/26/2009 4:07 AM
Instrumentalist (f. 3, Bernstein - Resurge by Seeking the Gold) made an impressive debut yesterday, winning by 6 lengths in a Maiden Special Weight at Turfway.  Going 5.5 furlongs, she broke sharply, took the lead, and never looked back.  Instrumentalist is owned and bred by Castleton Lyons and is trained by Tom Drury, Jr.   Life: 1-1-0-0 $6,840
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NO MATTER WHAT SURFACE! GIO PONTI WINS AGAIN!

on 12/27/2008 3:36 AM
GIO PONTI (c. 3, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) continues to impress yesterday in the $100,000 G3 Sir Beaufort Stakes* at Santa Anita.  Heavy rains Thursday night led to a change of venue for the 1 mile race as it was taken off the turf course and run on the main track's ProRide surface.  This didn't seem to bother the Castleton Lyons homebred as he stalked the pace from ea...
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GREEN LYONS SCORES AT HOLLYWOOD

on 11/09/2008 7:39 AM
GREEN LYONS (f. 4, Green Desert - Spinnitte by Spinning World) had a nice score yesterday with a comfortable win in Allowance company at Hollywood Park.  She broke a tad slow, and continued to chase along on the rail.  On the second turn she went three wide, made a huge rally in the stretch, gained the lead and won by 3/4 of a length.  The drop in class was an excellent co...
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