Actress won the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh to become the first black-type winner for Declaration of War, while What a Catch was Justin Phillip's first black-type winner in the Rockville Centre Stakes at Belmont Park.
Spendthrift Farm's Malibu Moon reached an important milestone June 17 when his 3-year-old daughter Shimmering Aspen became his 100th black-type stakes winner worldwide.
New York-bred What a Catch wins first start by 5 1/2 lengths at Belmont Park.
Gormley will soon occupy a high-profile place in the history of Castleton Lyons as the first Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) starter produced by the Ryan family's international operation.
Eliza McGraw chronicled the life of early 20th century champion Exterminator
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).
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.
Andrew Plattner's "Offerings From a Rust Belt Jockey" is the second novel to win the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. The fictional story is the second novel to take the award.
Castleton Lyons has announced the three finalists for the ninth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award that will be presented April 15 at the farm near Lexington.
The Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award has announced six semifinalists for this year's award; with finalists to be announced March 17 and the winner to be revealed at an April 15, invitation-only cocktail reception at Castleton Lyons.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Justin Phillip is a colt born Jan. 23 at Lee Anne Smith's Paradigm Farm in Virginia.
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.
Of this year's first-crop stallions to make strong impressions with their sales horses, three-time champion Gio Ponti is a definite standout.
David Owen's book, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National's Biggest Upset, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award.
Castleton Lyons has released the names of six semi-finalists titles that will compete for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award that will be announced April 9.
- By Esther Marr
Since I'm now handling stud news for the magazine, I attended stallion open houses in November and took a ton of pictures I would like to share. read blog
Some Central Kentucky farms have scheduled open houses for breeders in conjunction with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale that will be held Feb. 9-10 in Lexington.
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.
Castleton Lyons has announced that entries are now being accepted for the eighth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, a competition recognizing excellence in writing in the Thoroughbred industry.
Grade I winner Justin Phillip will commence stud duties for the 2014 breeding season at a fee of $12,500, Castleton Lyons announced Nov. 3.
John Oxley's Madly Truly overtook game pacesetter Morant Bay in deep stretch and held on for a convincing win over late-running Unspurned in the Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 5 at Woodbine.
Since fans at the Hallandale Beach track last saw her, the 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly established herself as a grade I winner and subsequently was purchased for $1 million at auction.
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.
Dance to Bristol has answered every question asked in her past six starts by delivering six wins. She faces a bigger task in the Aug. 23 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) against 10 others including Starship Truffles and Book Review.
While Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July started the yearling season on a strong note in its usual position of late, horses of racing age also turned plenty of heads at the first ever Fasig-Tipton summer horses of racing age sale.
Patrick Smithwick was awarded the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award during an evening ceremony April 10 at Castleton Lyons Farm near Lexington.
The finalists for the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award include a sequel to a previous finalist; a biography of a noted jockey; and a chronicle of the pursuit of American racing's ultimate goal.
The semi-finalists for the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been chosen from a strong group of submissions.
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.
Castleton Lyons announced entries are being taken for the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, a competition recognizing excellence in writing in the Thoroughbred industry.
Gio Ponti, a three-time Eclipse Award winner, will stand in 2013 for $20,000 at Castleton Lyons.
The good news during the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale was that the average and median both increases. The bad news was the rise in the buy-back rate.
John Cashman, president of the former Castleton Standardbred operation in Lexington for more than 20 years and the father of New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, died Sept. 22 in Atlantis, Fla., from cancer.
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti will shuttle from Castleton Lyons near Lexington to Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia in 2012.
The strong pace continued at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale Nov. 13, highlighted by the $190,000 paid by Castleton Lyons for Sanadaat, a 3-year-old filly by Unbridled's Song.
Castleton Lyons' three-time homebred champion Gio Ponti has been retired from racing to stand at stud in 2012 at the Lexington farm.
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.
Bernstein, the sire of 70 stakes winners, was euthanized Oct. 23 because of complications from colic. The 14-year-old stallion by Storm Cat out of the Affirmed mare La Affirmed stood at Castleton Lyons near Lexington.
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.
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.
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.
A daughter of Giant's Causeway led the way at the Arqana breeze-up sale at Saint-Cloud in France, bringing €260,000 ($369,585 in U.S. funds) May 14.
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.
- 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).
Bernstein, who is represented as a stallion by 19 stakes winners this year, will stand in 2011 for $20,000 at Shane Ryan's Castleton Lyons near Lexington.
Gio Ponti, the 2009 champion grass male and older male for Shane Ryan's Castleton Lyons, will race as a 6-year-old in 2011 instead of standing at stud.
Gio Ponti, the gutsy horse who finished second to Zenyatta in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, will not be taking another shot at the super mare in this year's race Nov. 6 and will run in the Mile instead.
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