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ENTER NOW FOR THE 2015 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD

on 12/17/2015 8:58 AM
Entries being taken for 2015 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Lexington, Kentucky—Castleton Lyons is pleased to continue its sponsorship of the annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, a competition recognizing excellence in writing in the Thoroughbred industry.  Entries are now being taken for the tenth annual award. This prestigious award comes with a $10,000 winner’s prize and a Tipperar...
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Andy Plattner wins 2014 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

on 04/16/2015 5:00 AM
Plattner wins Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Lexington, Ky. -- Offerings From a Rust Belt Jockey, by Andrew Plattner and published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., was named winner of the $10,000 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award at an April 15 reception at Shane Ryan’s Castleton Lyons farm near Lexington. A fictional story about the travails of a frustrated third-tier jockey became the second...
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2014 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD FINALISTS

on 03/18/2015 5:07 AM
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 has attained in world literary circles. The finalists include a look back 50 years ago at a legendary raceh...
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2014 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

on 02/27/2015 5:06 AM
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.  The contest, which offers a $10,000 winner’s prize equal to that of the famed National...
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REFLECTIONS ON THE 2013 DR.TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD BY MARY SIMON OF THE DAILY RACING FORM

on 04/11/2014 7:45 AM
Grand National tale captures Book Award By Mary Simon British author David Owen accepts the 2013 Castleton Book Award at a reception on April 9 in Lexington. In 1967, a seven-year-old boy watched chaos unfold on a black-and-white television, as some two-dozen horses came to sudden grief at the 23rd fence of Aintree’s Grand National Steeplechase. Moments later, amidst the pandem...
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FOINAVON SCORES AGAIN WITH DAVID OWEN BOOK!

on 04/11/2014 7:19 AM
LEXINGTON, KY. -- David Owen’s book, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award at a reception hosted by Castleton Lyons on the evening of April 9. The award, worth $10,000 to the winner—equal to that given the Pulitzer Prize for literature and the National Book Award—also comes with a Tipperar...
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2013 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

on 03/18/2014 6:54 AM
All three finalists for the 2013 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award are tales of unexpected equine stars who grabbed racing’s headlines in their respective eras—with two being set against the dramatic backdrop of England’s Grand National Steeplechase, and two featuring strong, barrier-breaking women.  As with the prestigious National Book Award, the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award annua...
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2013 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

on 03/06/2014 12:32 PM
2013 Dr. Ryan semi-finalists exceptional group  The 2013 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award competition has drawn the strongest slate of semi-finalists in its eight year history to date, an impressive assortment of well-penned histories, fiction, biography, and autobiographies—both human and equine. In the end, the underdog theme ruled the day in this cycle of uniquely award-worthy entries. ...
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DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD ENTRIES DUE BY DEC 31ST

on 12/23/2013 7:57 AM
Entries being taken for 2013 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award   Lexington, Kentucky—Castleton Lyons will again be sponsoring the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, a competition recognizing excellence in writing in the Thoroughbred industry, and entries are now being taken for the eighth annual award. The award, which comes with a $10,000 winner’s prize and a Tipperary Crystal trophy, i...
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A TOWERING VISIONARY

on 04/23/2010 8:02 AM

AND THEN THERE WERE THREE..

on 04/10/2010 6:04 AM
After months of reading, evaluating, and scoring, judges have selected three outstanding books as finalistsBy Mary Simon (Courtesy of The Thoroughbred Times)The late Dr. Tony Ryan was a visionary with broad interests and a man who knew how to get things done, be it in business, education, the arts, or horse racing.  In 1985, the Irish entrepreneur launched the successful low-fare ...
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VARIETY MIXES WITH DISTINCT WORKS

on 03/20/2010 6:06 AM
The Fourth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award drew, perhaps, its strongest field of entries to date, a broad assortment of well-written biographies, autobiographies, journals, and histories.  While the original intent this year had been to showcase five semifinalists (downsizing from as many as ten in previous seasons), that proved impossible.  Six books were ultimately selected ...
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CASTLETON LYONS, THOROUGHBRED TIMES SPONSOR BOOK AWARD

on 11/24/2009 5:07 AM
Castleton Lyons and Thoroughbred Times announced today that they will be co-sponsoring the Fourth Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award and are now taking entries for the prestigious prize. Presented to the author of the best book about Thoroughbred racing published in 2009, the award comes with a $10,000 cash prize, making it one of the richest book awards in the world. "We are proud to again co-sponso...
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