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Gucci Gucci

on 10/21/2019 4:06 PM
  Gucci Factor mowed down the competition in Belmont’s $200,000 Mohawk S. on Saturday Oct 19th. The Castleton color bearer got away in good order this time, remained unhurried in 4th position on the backstretch, chipped away at the leaders on the turn, then swung four wide into the stretch, matched up with front runner Voodoo Song and gamely got the job done in the shadow of...
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Gucci Gucci

on 10/21/2019 3:58 PM
    Gucci Factor mowed down the competition in Belmont’s $200,000 Mohawk S. on Saturday Oct 19th. The Castleton color bearer got away in good order this time, remained unhurried in 4th position on the backstretch, chipped away at the leaders on the turn, then swung four wide into the stretch, matched up with front runner Voodoo Song and gamely got the job done in the s...
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Diamonds Are A Shines at Churchill

on 10/21/2019 3:32 PM
  Diamonds Are A annexed her second consecutive win at Churchill Downs on September 28. The Castleton owned Street Sense 2yo filly settled off the pace, came wide into the stretch and fired in deep stretch to mow down the front runners going a mile over the weeds.
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The Third Secret Is Revealed

on 10/21/2019 3:10 PM
The Third Secret was a clear winner in his second career start September 5th at Kentucky Downs. The Castleton homebred Tapit colt settled off the pace early, fanned five wide into the turn and stormed home to win by two and one quarter lengths.
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OLYMPIC RUNNER BOLTS TO VICTORY IN KING CORRIE STAKES

on 07/29/2019 10:12 AM
Olympic Runner hopped at the break of yesterday's $100,000 King Corrie Stakes for 3yos at Woodbine and soon found himself more than seven lengths behind post time favorite and last year's Arlington-Washington Futurity winner, Big Drink of Water. The Mark Casse trainee was allowed to settle under Woodbine top rider, Patrick Husbands, and when asked to go, mowed down the front-runn...
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LEXINTONIA IMPRESSIVE DEBUT AT THE SPA

on 07/27/2019 9:09 PM
The Castleton homebred sophomore filly Lexintonia, a close relation to multiple Eclipse Champion Gio Ponti, turned in a scintillating debut performance earlier today at Saratoga. The filly, by Malibu Moon is the first foal out of stakes winner Antonia Autumn who was bred and campaigned by Castleton. With Christophe's go to jockey Joel Rosario in the irons, she broke very well in ...
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RED TEA SERVED IN G2 KILBOY ESTATE STAKES

on 07/22/2019 9:39 AM
Joseph O'Brien's filly Red Tea made all in yesterday's G2 Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh to win in impressive style over nine furlongs in the capable hands of the trainer's brother Donncha. Jumping out just about on top she maintained a short lead throughout and was never really troubled by the placed horses Goddess and Annie Fior. Formerly trained in England, the daughter...
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GUCCI FACTOR WINS FIVE HORSE FINISH IN POKER

on 06/17/2019 8:16 AM
Gucci Factor returned to Belmont yesterday, twenty days after his win in the Kingston Stakes to run in the open $300,000 G3 Poker, once again over 8 furlongs on the lawn. Breaking towards the rear, jockey Joel Rosario was in no hurry early along the inside and only got serious with the son of Gio Ponti about three panels out. He swung him out wide and without using the whip got the horse up i...
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GUCCI RETURNS IN FASHION AT BELMONT

on 05/27/2019 9:38 AM
According to plan, Gucci Factor arrived to Belmont's $125,000 Kingston Stakes in style earlier today. Granted the winter off and making his 2019 debut, the son of Gio Ponti lined up in this eight furlong turf test for New York Breds in the very capable hands of Jose Ortiz. Pre-race, handicappers were guessing that this could be a cagey, cat and mouse affair as there wasn't too much sp...
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OUT OF THE CLOUDS SWOOPS TO WIN 2018 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD

on 04/12/2019 9:00 AM
Out of the Clouds wins 2018 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award   Veteran journalists Linda Carroll and David Rosner have been named joint recipients of the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, presented by Castleton Lyons. The winners were announced at an evening reception on April 10th in the Ryan family’s historic Castleton Lyons stallion barn, near Lexington, Kentucky. Carroll and...
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AND THEN THERE WERE 3, FOR DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD

on 03/29/2019 12:39 PM
Finalists announced for 2018 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award   A trio of finalists have been selected from a strong and diverse slate of entries for the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. These include a collection of fictional stories; a journal chronicling a year-in-the-life of a young jockey; and an historical biography of a great American racehorse. Though very different in subst...
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AMERICA'S TALE HAS INSIDE INFORMATION

on 03/17/2019 11:05 AM
The four-year-old filly America's Tale, displayed a new dimension to her running style with a victory in yesterday's G2 Inside Information Stakes at Gulfstream. Normally she likes to boss opponents but was ridden here with more restraint racing close up in 4th and 3rd early. Jockey Paco Lopez brought the Bernie Flint trained filly outside to take on Razorback Lady who was trying t...
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2018 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award finalists announced

on 03/14/2019 9:25 AM
Semifinalists announced for Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Six semifinalists for the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been selected by a panel of industry judges. A brainchild of the late Dr. Tony Ryan, the competition is open to any literary genre of book length, ranging from fictional story-telling to reality-based journalism. The only stipulations since the award’s 2006 inception ...
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THOMOND PARK GAINS DIPLOMA

on 01/07/2019 4:05 PM
Castleton homebred Thomond Park, broke his maiden at Tampa on January 6th with a professional showing in an 8 1/2 furlong event on the turf. Denied a recent run at the Florida venue owing to inclement weather, the son of Giant's Causeway won here on this, his third start under leading local jockey Samy Camacho. Breaking sharply Samy had the colt in second position for much of the rac...
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AMERICA'S TALE A COMMANDING STORY IN THE TIFFANY LASS

on 12/27/2018 3:46 PM
America's Tale, a sophomore filly by Gio Ponti won her second stake in a row yesterday, the Tiffany Lass at the Fair Grounds. Breaking on top, under jockey Brian Hernandez over this extended mile, she quickly put daylight between her foes and charged to a five length victory at the wire. This was a very good performance by the Bernie Flint trained filly as she bested older fillies and is only ...
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MISS TECHNICALITY SIX LENGTHS TO THE GOOD

on 09/02/2018 11:36 AM
Miss Technicality, a juvenile daughter of Gio Ponti followed up a maiden score at Belmont last July with an easy win in the $400,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes over 8-furlongs at Kentucky Downs on Saturday. Ridden with supreme confidence by Julien Leparoux, she rewarded favorite backers here as she bided her time early and swung out wide in the straight to score by an easy six at the w...
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MAGICAL DOMINATION OF KILBOY ESTATE STAKES

on 07/23/2018 4:52 PM
Magical, a three year old daughter of Galileo, put up one of the best performances of the year in her division when winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Sponsored by our sister farm, Kilboy Estate in Nenagh, County Tipperary, the G2 event over 9 furlongs has a good history with many victors going on to excel at the highest level including Alexander Tango, Tannery and Dan...
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GUCCI IN STYLE AGAIN

on 07/11/2018 9:00 PM
Gucci Factor reappeared after just a two week break to win another course and distance allowance at Belmont earlier today. Joel Rosario was content to sit mid-division on the New York bred Gio Ponti through the early stages of the 8 1/2 furlong turf contest as a blistering pace was set from the outset. With impeccable timing, Joel produced Gucci Factor, while angling five wide as they came in...
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UP THE ANTE RAISES THE STAKES IN THE MANILA AT BELMONT

on 07/04/2018 9:25 PM
  Castleton homebred Up the Ante easily captured the $100,000 Manila Stakes at Belmont on July 4th. Racing over his favored firm track the colt was expertly handled by Javier Castellano over the 8-furlong trip breaking best of all and staying there to comfortably repel all challengers by a generous 3 1/2 lengths at the line. Typical for his trainer Christophe Clement, the three ye...
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QUICK FIRE DOUBLE FOR CASTLETON WITH PONTI SCHEME

on 05/14/2018 8:13 AM
Christophe Clement's stable and the Castleton colors are in great form as summer arrives throughout the country. Up the Ante was smooth on the lawn at Belmont last Thursday and Ponti Scheme remained unbeaten with a grassy score at Gulfstream yesterday. The Gio Ponti homebred four-year-old filly was very well handled by Nik Juarez, one of the leading riders on this circuit. Nik rode the pe...
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