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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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Sasscer Hill’s ‘Flamingo Road’ Wins 12th Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Lynda Sasscer Hill has been named winner of the 12th Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for her mystery novel Flamingo Road. The announcement was made during an April 19 evening reception at the Ryan family’s Castleton Lyons near Lexington, Ky. The author, a former amateur steeplechase jockey who writes under the name Sasscer Hill, bred, owned, and […]

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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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Livingston’s ‘Old And New Friends’ Among Finalists For Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

The Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award continues to garner growing interest within the racing and literary communities, with a near-record number of entries for 2016. The $10,000 winner’s check remains one of the most lucrative literary awards offered anywhere, equal to that of the Pulitzer for Literature and National Book Award. The two runner-up finalists […]

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Gormley Upsets Klimt In FrontRunner; Secret House Declared Non-Starter

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss’  Gormley went wire to wire to upset 1-5 favorite Klimt in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita Park in a race that began with Santiago Gonzalez left standing in the starting gate when his mount, Secret House, was unsettled at the start. Secret House was declared […]

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