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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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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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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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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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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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UP THE ANTE IN FRONT AT BELMONT

on 05/10/2018 3:11 PM
Castleton homebred Up the Ante, made just about all the running earlier today in an allowance at Belmont. Returning to a firm lawn here, the sophomore colt broke well for pilot Joel Rosario who had him three wide early, but once they cleared the chute he poked his head in front and stayed there to take the eight furlong contest by an eased down 3 1/4 lengths. Trainer Christophe Clement was very ha...
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GIO PONTI'S CONTADOR WITH SMOOTH MAIDEN SUCCESS

on 12/29/2017 6:00 PM
Contador, a Gio Ponti son out of Champion Catchascatchcan, broke his maiden earlier at Tampa over 8 1/2 furlongs of their turf track. Breaking quite well for jockey Antonio Gallardo, he saved ground along the rail and when the race began in earnest Antonio didn't panic as he sat behind a wall of horses, swung wide in the straight to relentlessly make ground to win by a half length at the wire....
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BLOOD HORSE CHRONICLES CASTLETON BRED GORMLEY

on 04/30/2017 10:15 AM
Castleton Lyons Gets First Derby Starter as Breeder by Eric Mitchell  Date Posted: 4/28/2017 7:39:00 PM   Gormley will soon occupy a high-profile place in the history of Castleton Lyons as the first Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) starter produced by the Ryan family's international operation. The multiple grade 1-winning colt owned by Jerry and Ann Moss i...
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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 2:20 PM
Gormley, a Castleton bred colt by Malibu Moon out of farm resident mare Race to Urga, stomed 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 to bravely grind out the victory out-staying Battle of Midway and Royal Mo ...
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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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