With his Eclipse Award for male sprinter awarded Jan. 21, Drefong joins Lost in the Fog (2005), Trinniberg (2012), and Runhappy (2015) as the only 3-year-olds who earned the honor this century.
Charles Chu's Drefong broke alertly from the outside in a field of 12, took the lead, and never faltered en route to victory in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course.
After a third-place run in the Plate Trial June 12, an extra furlong seemed to suit Sir Dudley Digges July 3 in the $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue.
Castleton Lyons has announced the 2016 stud fees for its two stallions, Gio Ponti ($12,500) and Justin Phillip ($5,000).
A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale Oct. 14.
Most Inspiring, from the first crop of three-time champion Gio Ponti, breaks her maiden in her first attempt July 31 at Woodbine, winning a six-furlong maiden special weight on the turf in 1:10.36.
R.A.C.E. Fund's annual fund drive will launch May 23 with an online auction on eBay that runs through May 30.
Castleton Lyons near Lexington has announced that Gio Ponti, the three-time Eclipse Award winner and earner of more than $6.1 million, will stand for $15,000 in 2015, unchanged from the prior year.
Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 8-21 is widely expected to maintain recent momentum in the Thoroughbred market with good balance between supply and demand.
Of this year's first-crop stallions to make strong impressions with their sales horses, three-time champion Gio Ponti is a definite standout.
Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling sale kicks off its two-night run Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Following is a selection of noteworthy yearlings from the opening session's catalog.
"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
"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.
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.
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