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TOWER SERVES AS SYMBOL OF HOPE AND COMPASSION

on 04/13/2020 1:09 PM
    On Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend, the Irish round tower at Castleton Lyons was lit in all white as part of Ireland's "Shine Your Light" campaign which was launched by RTE and saw people across Ireland light up their homes and businesses with torches, candles and Christmas lights in a moment of solidarity for those who have lost their lives amid the...
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GUCCI FACTOR CROWNED 2019 NYBRED CHAMPION MALE TURF HORSE AFTER DESIGNER SEASON

on 04/07/2020 11:58 AM
  Castleton Lyons owned Gucci Factor was crowned 2019 New York Bred Champion Male Turf Horse last night. Sired by three time Eclipse Award Winner and current Castleton stallion, Gio Ponti ,who was also bred and raced by the same connections, the seven year old gelding put together a record in 2019 of 4-3-0-0 and $345,625 bringing his overall stats to 16-8-1-2, $55...
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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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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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CASTLETON LYONS FEATURE IN THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS

By Jessica Martini on 10/28/2016 7:41 AM
Shane Ryan & Gio Ponti | Horsephotos   Castleton Lyons, which twice came close to Breeders’ Cup success with champion Gio Ponti, could have its first winner on championship weekend as breeder of GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Gormley (Malibu Moon), while young stallion Gio Ponti could have a Breeders’ Cup winner of his own with GI Spr...
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ANTONIA AUTUMN NOW TWO FOR TWO AT GULFSTREAM

on 02/21/2014 12:53 PM
Gio Ponti's little sister Antonia Autumn won her second allowance in a row at the Gulfstream meet with a victory today over nine fuurlongs on the lawn. With Julien Leparoux again in the irons, the daughter of Bernstein continues to impress as she enjoyed a dream run throughout the race, rolling to the front in the stretch to win by a relatively comfortable 3/4 length. After disposing of this com...
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COME TO OUR OPEN HOUSE

on 02/08/2014 8:48 AM
Join all the Believers and visit with Justin Phillip while you are in town for the Fasig Tipton Winter Mixed Sale. From Saturday February 8th through Monday February 10th between 12 and 3pm call by and inspect our new stallion Justin Phillip and young sales sensation Gio Ponti.
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GIO PONTI'S HALF-SISTER RETURNS IN TRIUMPH

on 01/13/2014 5:36 AM
Antonia Autumn, a 5-y-old sibling to Champion Gio Ponti by former Castleton Lyons resident stallion Bernstein won an allowance in impressive style at Gulfstream yesterday. The homebred mare was having her first afternoon outing since last May having sustained several cuts and lacerations follwing a fall on the back stretch at Saratoga last summer. Returing in fine fettle here, Christohe Clement ...
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COME VISIT AN EXCEPTIONAL SPRINTER AND CHAMPION RACEHORSE

on 01/02/2014 3:08 PM
From January 4th thru 9th visitors are welcome, without appointment, to Castleton Lyons to inspect our stallions from 12 to 3pm. Justin Phillip, a 32 time starter and winner of the G1 Alfred G Vanderbilt is new for the 2014 breeding season. Truly an exceptional and imposing young stallion hailing from one of the most commercial and classy female families in the stud book, he is proving very popu...
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STARSHIP SHINES AT FASIG TIPTON

on 07/16/2013 5:40 AM
Starship Truffles (f. 4 Ghostzapper - Bobbie Use by Not For Love) tops the Fasig Tipton Summer Horses of Racing Age Sale on Monday July 15th. An even $1million bid by Castleton Lyons secured the recent G1 Princess Rooney winner from the family of Barbaro. The winner of 14 races from 24 lifetime starts will return to the barn of Marty Wolfson who conditioned her to a 3 3/4 length victory at the h...
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NEW APPOINTMENT AT CASTLETON LYONS

on 10/18/2011 4:23 AM
Castleton Lyons is pleased to announce that Jamie Frost has been appointed to the position of Equine Manager with immediate effect. Jamie previously served as Broodmare Manager at Castleton Lyons for the last three years and prior to this had gained experience at many farms including Hill N'Dale and Ashford Stud. Mr. Shane Ryan, president of Castleton Lyons said "We are delighted to promote Jamie ...
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Stud fee press release

on 11/24/2010 2:24 AM

SIX SEMIFINALISTS NAMED FOR DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD

on 03/26/2010 6:47 AM
The Semifinalists for the 2009 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been announced.  The Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, named for the founder of Castleton Lyons, is presented annually to honor the best book published about the Thoroughbred Industry.  The winner for this year's award will be announced on April 23rd.  Previous winners include The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa ...
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GIO PONTI DRAWS POST 4

on 03/24/2010 11:51 AM
GIO PONTI (h. 5, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) has drawn post 4 for the $10 million 2010 Dubai World Cup.  Connections are pleased with the draw and happy with preparations leading up to the "Big Night."Christophe Clement's Assistant Trainer, Christophe Lorieul has been with GIO PONTI in Dubai this week.  Time has been spent acclimating GIO PONTI to the Meydan Racecourse s...
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GIO PONTI PREPARES FOR THE DUBAI WORLD CUP

on 03/22/2010 4:54 PM
GIO PONTI (h. 5, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) has traveled safely to Dubai and is preparing for his entry in the $10 million G1 Dubai World Cup.  The world's richest race is expecting a full field including multiple graded stakes winner TWICE OVER, G1 winner VISION D'ETAT, last year's World Cup runner-up GLORIA DE CAMPEAO, and G1 winner GITANO HERNANDO.  RICHARD'S KID and...
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GIO PONTI RUNS AWAY WITH 2 ECLIPSE AWARDS!

on 01/19/2010 3:21 AM
Castleton Lyons' GIO PONTI (h. 5, Tale of the Cat- Chipeta Springs by Alydar) was named Champion Turf Male and Champion Older Male at the 2009 Eclipse Awards on January 18th in Beverly Hills, CA. GIO PONTI's stellar 2009 campaign solidified his championship in both categories.  With four consecutive Grade 1 wins in the G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (Santa Anita), the G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan (...
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