"Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America. view slideshow
Castleton Lyons is welcoming visitors without appointment to inspect the Lexington farm's stallions Jan. 4-9 from noon to 3 p.m. each day, including the newest addition to its roster, Justin Phillip.
Worldly, recent third in the Breeders' Cup Marathon, and broodmare Bella Felicita each brought $200,000 at the seventh session of the Keeneland November sale that continued the bullish market.
Three time champion in the U.S. and winner of seven grade I stakes, Castleton Lyons' stallion Gio Ponti will not shuttle to Australia's Arrowfield Stud for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Classic winner and champion Animal Kingdom will stand for Aus$38,500 (about $40,000 in U.S. funds) when he enters stud this year at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.
The first reported foal by three-time Eclipse Award Winner Gio Ponti was born Jan. 11 at Huntington Stud Farm in Kleinburg, Ontario.
The farm is welcoming the return of Gio Ponti from stud duty in Australia.
Gio Ponti, a three-time Eclipse Award winner, will stand in 2013 for $20,000 at Castleton Lyons.
Despite being in Baltimore, the man who recommended selling I'll Have Another won't be at Pimlico Race Course to watch the colt try to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti will shuttle from Castleton Lyons near Lexington to Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia in 2012.
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2012. View Slideshow
Castleton Lyons' three-time homebred champion Gio Ponti has been retired from racing to stand at stud in 2012 at the Lexington farm.
The world-class racemare, already a record-holder having won three Breeders' Cup Miles, finishes third in her attempt to win a fourth. Longshot Court Vision wins by a nose over Turallure.
An audible groan went up from the table of traveling lads from France at the Breeders' Cup World Championships post-position draw when it was announced three-time Mile (gr. IT) winner had drawn the rail.
Plotting strategy for So You Think and Game On Dude. read blog
Shane Ryan, president of Castleton Lyons, announced Oct. 27 that Gio Ponti will run in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) rather than the Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 5.
Sullimar Stable's homebred Get Stormy turned in his lone work prior to his next start in the Nov. 5 TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at the Lexington track Oct. 26 when he covered five furlongs on the turf in 1:00 4/5.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti and dual grade I winner It's Tricky had their final works over at Belmont Park Oct. 26 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs.
Gio Ponti, winner of Saturday's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland, will be returning to trainer Christophe Clement's Belmont Park base.
Castleton Lyons Farm's Gio Ponti rallied past Get Stormy and Sidney's Candy in deep stretch to win the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) for the second consecutive year Oct. 8 at Keeneland.
Jason, Tom, and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Shadwell Turf Mile and First Lady Stakes from Keeneland. watch video
A European import coming off a difficult trip at Woodbine is among the classy turf runners seeking to keep Gio Ponti from winning his second consecutive Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland.
Trainer of three-time Eclipse champion and 2010 BC Mile runner-up feels the Mile is again the best spot for the 6-year-old horse.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti returns to Keeneland on Oct. 8 as he seeks to defend his title in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), one of nine graded stakes over the Lexington track's opening weekend.
Grade I winners Royal Delta and Winchester work five furlongs at Belmont Park.
Lenny and Steve interview Geoffrey Russell and Rick Porter, discuss Life At Ten/John Veitch, Breeders' Cup Classic and Mile, Gio Ponti and Havre de Grace. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
A yielding turf was just fine with favored Cape Blanco, who registered his second straight grade I score on North American turf in style for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 13.
Jason, Ian and Tim handicap the Arlington Million and Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park this weekend. Watch Video
Two-time reigning champion Gio Ponti will take another shot at winning his second Arlington Million (gr. IT) when he faces nine rivals in the prestigious race Aug. 13 at Arlington Park.
Pre-entries for the Arlington Million, Beverly D. Stakes, and Secretariat Stakes (all gr. IT) closed Aug. 6 with 10 older horses named to the 29th running of the Arlington Million.
Overdriven follows Uncle Mo as a standout 2-year-old for owner Mike Repole. The Tale of the Cat colt's pedigree offers many clues to how he'll develop as a runner.
Castleton Lyons' Gio Ponti, reigning male turf champion, breezed five furlongs on turf Monday, July 25, at Saratoga as the 6-year-old continues to prepare for the Aug. 13 Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.
Acclamation could jump to top of class in distance turf division. read blog
Two-time reigning male turf champion Gio Ponti, denied a third consecutive win in Belmont Park's Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) July 9, will likely point to the Arlington Million (gr. IT), according to his trainer.
European invader Cape Blanco, making his United States debut, denied champion Gio Ponti a third straight victory in the $600,000 Man o' War (gr. IT) when he held him off in the stretch to win by about two lengths July 9.
Jason, Evan and Les from TwinSpires.com handicap the Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park and Man o' War at Belmont Park. Watch Video
Two-time reigning turf champion Gio Ponti still has a chance to remain one of the division leaders and he can do that while attempting to make history in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) July 9 at Belmont Park.
Mission Approved, claimed for $35,000 two starts back and making his first start in 11 months, went wire-to-wire to pull a 21-1 shocker in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) June 11 at Belmont Park.
Selections for the Belmont and the late Pick 4 from Jason Shandler. read blog
Multiple Eclipse Award winner and $5.3 million earner Gio Ponti heads the field of 10 turf specialists that have been entered for the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on the June 8 Belmont Stakes card.
Trainer Christophe Clement pronounced reigning turf male champion Gio Ponti's formal preparations for the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (gr. IT) complete following a six-furlong work in 1:13.24 over the Belmont Park turf June 4.
Liable, the dam of 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and champion Blame, has been named Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
There were tears of joy everywhere at Meydan Racecourse for earthquake ravaged Japan after Victoire Pisa scored a stunning upset over Transcend to give the nation a one-two finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
A full field of 14 will go to the post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
The 14 horses ready to start in the $10-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 are expected to make history as the highest earning field in racing history outside Japan.
Making his first 2011 foray to the Meydan all-weather track on March 19, three-time champion Gio Ponti bounced with contained energy as he jogged once around the about 1 1/8-mile oval.
Thirteen American-trained horses were announced as likely starters in six races on the $26 million Dubai World Cup card to be held March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
Two-time Champion Gio Ponti tops the list of early nominees to the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. He could face last year's winner General Quarters in the grade I race May 7.
A total of 312 horses from 18 countries, including 49 from the U.S., have been nominated to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse March 26.
- By Steve Haskin
Castleton Lyons' Gio Ponti repeats as champion Turf Male. The son of Tale of the Cat won the Shadwell Turf Mile, was second in TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
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