Ryan Book Award Semi-Finalist Announced
The semi-finalists for the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been chosen from a strong group of submissions.
Conceived and launched in 2006 by the late Castleton Lyons owner Dr. Tony Ryan, the award has annually showcased the best of racing literature. Originally known as the Castleton Lyons Book Award, the name was changed to honor its founder, who passed away in 2007. Dr. Ryan's son Shane has carried on the contest each spring since.
The winner of the 2012 book award will be announced on April 10 at Castleton Lyons during a cocktail reception. First prize is $10,000, with $1,000 awarded to each runner-up. All three finalists will receive a Tipperary Crystal trophy.
Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award semi-finalists
"Flying Change: A Year of Racing and Family and Steeplechasing"
"Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions"
"My Year of the Racehorse"
"Racing From Death"
"The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey's Journey Through Addiction and Salvation"
"The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier"
"When Racing Was Racing - A Century of Horse Racing"
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