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Justin Phillip Moves To The Quarter Company In New Mexico For 2020

Grade 1 winner Justin Phillip has been sold and will stand the 2020 breeding season at The Quarter Company in Chamberino, N.M., BloodHorse reports. The 11-year-old son of First Samurai previously stood at Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., where he entered stud in 2014. He’ll stand in New Mexico for an advertised fee of $3,000. […]

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Carroll, Rosner Receive Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award For Biography On Hirsch Jacobs And Stymie

Veteran journalists Linda Carroll and David Rosner have been named joint recipients of the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, presented by Castleton Lyons. The winners were announced at an evening reception on April 10th in the Ryan family’s historic Castleton Lyons stallion barn, near Lexington, Ky. Carroll and Rosner won for Out of […]

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Six Semi-Finalists Named For 13th Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Six semifinalists for the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been selected by a panel of industry judges. A brainchild of the late Dr. Tony Ryan, the competition is open to any literary genre of book length, ranging from fictional story-telling to reality-based journalism. The only stipulations since the award’s 2006 inception have been […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Castleton’s Prowess Touched Three Breeds

Many subjects of our Kentucky Farm Time Capsule series thus far have seen their development mirror that of Lexington as the top Thoroughbred nursery in the country. The oldest Thoroughbred farms may sometimes trace their roots to a family homestead in the late 1700s, maybe to use as pastureland for cows, and then make the […]

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Five Semi-Finalists Announced For 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Castleton Lyons has announced the names of five semi-finalist titles competing for the 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. For the first time in the $10,000 award’s 12-year history, every honoree is a work of fiction. Since its inception, only two novels have won—Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule in 2010, which also took home the […]

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Pat Hayes Appointed Equine Manager At Castleton Lyons

Castleton Lyons is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Hayes as Equine Manager. Pat will commence his duties at Castleton next month and brings a wealth of experience with him to his new role. He has worked at many respected farms both here and in Ireland including Chanteclair Farm, Elm Tree, Tinnakill House, Pin […]

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Dec. 31 Entry Deadline For 12th Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

December 31 is the entry deadline for the 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for books published in 2017 that have a Thoroughbred theme. This award is sponsored by Castleton Lyons and 2017 marks the 12th consecutive year that authors can be considered for a competition that rewards excellence in equine literature. The winner receives […]

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McGraw Wins Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for “Here Comes Exterminator”

Eliza McGraw has won the 11th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for her masterful equine biography “Here Comes Exterminator! The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero.” McGraw, who has written for the New York Times and Washington Post, and who previously authored two acclaimed academic books, received a […]

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Gormley To Stand At Spendthrift Farm Upon Retirement

Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Gormley, who on Saturday captured the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1). The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon will stand at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY upon retirement. “Malibu Moon has been A.P. Indy’s best sire over […]

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