Castleton Lyons Farm

Castleton Lyons: Lexington Council Votes ‘No’ On Funding To Preserve Land

Members of Urban County Council voted on Tuesday to not approve $5 million in funding to help preserve 1,000 acres of land at Castleton Lyons Farm. According to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Rural Land Management Board had requested the additional $5 million to purchase development rights to the farm, which would protect it from future commercial development. […]

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Lexington Council Debates Cost Of Protecting Historic 1,000-Acre Farm

Members of Lexington’s Rural Land Management Board voted on Monday to ask the Lexington Urban Council for $5 million to purchase the development rights for Castleton Lyons on Ironworks Pike. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Elizabeth Overman, the director of the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program presented the board’s recommendation to a council budget subcommittee on Wednesday; […]

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Equiade Presents In The Stud: Justin Phillip, First Crop Yearlings Of 2016

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a new photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions have either just entered stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Update: Lexington Council Votes To Pursue Appraisal Of Castleton Lyons

Members of Lexington’s Rural Land Management Board voted on Monday to pursue an appraisal for development rights to Castleton Lyons farm. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the board voted 7-2 to seek the appraisal. Members did not make a final decision as to how any development would be paid for, however. At the center of the debate […]

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‘We Have To Be Fair’: Future Of Castleton Lyons May Rest With Lexington Council Decision

Lexington’s Rural Land Management Board is scheduled to meet on Monday, and among the topics on its agenda will be whether it will spend several millions of dollars to purchase the development rights for the historic Castleton Lyons farm. According to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, at 1,000 acres, Castleton Lyons is the largest privately-owned […]

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Finalists Announced For 2015 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Three finalists for the tenth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been announced by the Ryan family’s Castleton Lyons, founding sponsor of this lucrative competition for racing-oriented literary works since 2006. Jockeys ruled the day in 2015, with two of the three top entries focusing on those brave men and women, who, pound for […]

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Semi-Finalists For Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Announced

There is a dominant theme in this, the tenth anniversary of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, with five of the six semi-finalists focusing on jockeys and backstretch workers. This impressive group includes two novels, an artistic coffee table book, work from a noted folklorist, and a peek inside the mind of a jockey, written […]

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Castleton Lyons Announces 2016 Fees For Gio Ponti, Justin Phillip

Castleton Lyons has announced its 2016 fees for stallions Gio Ponti and Justin Phillip.  Gio Ponti (Tale of the Cat – Chipeta Springs by Alydar) will stand for $12,500 stands and nurses, while Justin Phillip (First Samurai – Ava Knowsthecode by Cryptoclearance) will stand for $5,000 stands and nurses. Gio Ponti, the three-time Eclipse Award […]

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Plattner Receives Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award For ‘Offerings From A Rust Belt Jockey’

Offerings From a Rust Belt Jockey, by Andrew Plattner and published by Dzanc Books of Ann Arbor, Mich., was named winner of the $10,000 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award at an April 15 reception at Shane Ryan’s Castleton Lyons farm near Lexington. A fictional story about the travails of a frustrated third-tier jockey became the […]

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Castleton Lyons Announces 2015 Fees for Gio Ponti, Justin Phillip

Castleton Lyons is pleased to announce the following stud fees for the upcoming 2015 breeding season. Gio Ponti $15,000 Nov 1st terms Justin Phillip $5,000 Nov 1st terms Shane Ryan, president of Castleton Lyons said “We are very pleased with Gio Ponti’s reception from breeders in his first three years at stud. Yearlings by the […]

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