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PROPELLERONEWAY RUNS THEM DOWN AT THE FAIR GROUNDS

on 12/03/2012 5:10 AM
Propelleroneway (f. 2 Malibu Moon - Catch the Blue Hat by Storm Cat) broke her maiden at Fair Grounds yesterday in a 1 mile maiden special weight. With two encouraging  runs behind her, a 4th at Arlington and a 3rd at Keeneland, the fily entered the race looking like she was improving all the time. So it proved under pilot Shaun Bridgmohan as Propelleroneway saved ground towards the rear for ...
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RACE TO URGA WINS WAIT A WHILE STAKES AT GULFSTREAM

on 04/09/2012 6:39 AM
Race to Urga (f. 4, Bernstein - Miss Mambo by Kingmambo) won the 8 1/2 furlong Wait A While Stakes, the feature on the closing day of the Gulfstream meet. With Jose Lezcano in the irons, the daughter of Bernstein benefitted from a perfect trip, stalking the early pace and easing to the front in the straight to prevail by an easy three lengths over Frontside. Lezcano said post race that "the filly ...
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GIO PONTI WINS 3RD STRAIGHT ECLIPSE AWARD

on 01/18/2011 4:35 AM
GIO PONTI (h. 6, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) has been named the 2010 Champion Male Turf Horse.  Winning this, his 3rd consecutive Eclipse Award, GIO PONTI has become only the third horse in the modern era to win back-to-back Eclipse Awards as the nation's champion turf male.  His 2010 season was another model of class, consistency, and elite performance.  The year w...
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GIO PONTI TO STAY IN TRAINING FOR 2011

on 11/23/2010 10:36 AM
We at Castleton Lyons are delighted to announce that we have decided to keep our dual Champion Gio Ponti in training for one more year, with the 2011 Dubai World Cup as our main aim. It is an exciting time to have a tough consistent horse in training as prize money is generally one of the more lucrative sides of our business at the moment. We would like to thank all his fans and well wishe...
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GIO PONTI WINS 6TH GRADE 1 AT KEENELAND

on 10/10/2010 6:26 AM
GIO PONTI (h. 5, Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs by Alydar) had no problem cutting back in distance yesterday making his victory in the  G1 Shadwell Turf Mile look like a breeze to spectators.  Facing 5 others on the Keeneland Turf Course, GIO PONTI rounded the turn, split horses in the stretch to win by a comfortable length.  This is the 6th G1 victory for GIO PONTI who is traine...
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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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