Most Inspiring won race 5, a $55,900 maiden special weight
at Woodbine earlier today giving triple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti his
first winner in North America. The juvenile filly is owned by Derek Chin,
trained by Danny Vella and was ridden to a 3 ¼ length victory by Luis
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...
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....
Shane Ryan, president of Castleton Lyons presents winner’s check to Andy Plattner (photo by Michele MacDonald)
wins Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award
Ky. -- OfferingsFrom a Rust Belt Jockey, by Andrew Plattner and published by Dzanc...
2014 Book Award Top-Three
Castleton Lyons is delighted
to announce the three finalists for the ninth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award.
The judges were very impressed with the quality and diversity of this year’s
submissions that highlighted the increasing importance that this award...
Book Award Semi-finalists
Now in its ninth year, the Dr. Tony
Ryan Book Award again drew a broad assortment of well-penned entries, from scholarly
histories and biographical works—both human and equine—to fast-paced novels,
witty short stories, and vintage photo collections.
Renowned pedigree consultant and industry expert, Bill Oppenheim had this to say in today's Thoroughbred Daily News regarding first runners for freshman sires in 2015:
"There are plenty of worthy candidates, but GIO PONTI, who went to stud for $20,000 in 2012 and is now down to $15,000, is my...
The first reported foal by G1 winner Justin Phillip is a
colt born January 23rd at Lee Anne Smith’s Paradigm Farm in
Virginia. The colt bred by Quest Realty is also a first foal for his dam Lucy
Stragmore by Tale of the Cat and Smith said "he is a very good foal, dark bay
or brown and...
Lyons is pleased to announce the following stud fees for the upcoming 2015
Ponti $15,000 Nov 1st terms
Phillip $5,000 Nov 1st terms
Ryan, president of Castleton Lyons said "we are very pleased with Gio...
At last night's boutique Fasig Tipton November Sale, a colt by Gio Ponti and a mare pregnant to the Champion sold well in a catalog that contained some of the best and most current pedigrees of 2014. Early in the evening a weanling out of Revealed brought $175,000 to the bid of Springdell Farm,...