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GROUP EFFORT WINS 2019 BOOK AWARD

on 11/21/2020 6:57 AM
For the first time in its fourteen-year history, the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award has gone to a multi-collaborative effort, as opposed to one written by a single author, or two working in tandem. The 2019 winner is “Better Lucky Than Good: Tall Tales and Straight Talk from the Backside of the Track,” published through the Louisville Story Program and edited by Joe Manning. In this work, a ...
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PROTONICO GETS ANOTHER TWO-YEAR-OLD WINNER!

on 11/03/2020 9:48 AM
El Sobreviviente came from off the pace in a five wide sweeping move to collar the field in a maiden special weight at Indiana Grand yesterday.  
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FRESHMAN SIRE PROTONICO GETS FIRST WINNER!

on 09/17/2020 3:53 PM
                        Sent off as the 3/5 favorite in only his second lifetime start, Aktulgali (Protonico - Audacious Chloe by More Than Ready) laid off the pace with a rail hugging trip and took command at the top of the stretch to win a maiden special weight at Indiana Grand today for his ...
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2019 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

on 09/09/2020 9:59 AM
  Three wonderful but very different books have been selected by a panel of industry judges as finalists for the 14th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, honoring titles published in 2019. These include a unique collaboration of stories told by members of the racing community; an insider’s look at the career of America’s most recent Triple Crown winner; and the roller-coaster life...
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2019 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

on 06/04/2020 8:54 AM
Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Semi-finalists Announced   From among 15 submissions representing multiple genres, six semi-finalists for the 2020 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been selected by a panel of racing industry and literary judges. This year’s semi-finalists include a pair of equine biographies; the story of a legendary trainer; a history of one of America’s most importan...
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2019 DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD ENTRIES

on 05/04/2020 12:14 PM
  As with just about every sport, horse racing has all but disappeared in this year of the Great Pandemic. Meetings have been canceled, the Kentucky Derby re-scheduled for next fall, and we have little notion as to when racing may return in front of live, on-site audiences. But life goes on, and so too will the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, now in its 14th year of honoring the best long-form w...
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GRAY'S FABLE TELLS ALL AT GULFSTREAM PARK

on 04/21/2020 3:54 PM
GRAY'S FABLE (Gio Ponti - Myrtle's Gray) went gate-to-wire in a Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.   Congratulations to his owners Steve Goldfine, Kari Provost and Jeff Zlonis and his trainer Roger Attfield.   View the race replay below   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFj9giPlGow
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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 12:28 PM
    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 1...
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GUCCI FACTOR CROWNED 2019 NYBRED CHAMPION MALE TURF HORSE AFTER DESIGNER SEASON

on 04/07/2020 12:20 PM
  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, $...
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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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PROTONICO GETS GOOD LOOKING FOALS

on 03/31/2020 3:41 PM
 $200,000 stakes winner, BE PROUD, produces lovely 2020 colt by PROTONICO        
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CLEMENT SCORES WITH FIRSTER BRED BY CASTLETON LYONS & KILBOY ESTATE

on 03/30/2020 3:38 PM
Apogee, a three year old filly by Malibu Moon out of Castleton Lyons mare, My Limit, scored impressively on her career debut at Tampa Bay yesterday.  Sent out by the red-hot Clement barn for Waterville Lake Stable, the dark bay filly minded her time then shot through a hole midstretch under strong urging from Sammy Camacho to win by 1 1/2 lengths going 8 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Purchas...
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Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Postponed

on 03/30/2020 3:30 PM
Due to COVID19, this year's Book Award presentation will be postponed until the Fall with dates to be announced later.
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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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