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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Stymie, Los Angeles New Inductees To Saratoga’s ‘Hoofprints Walk Of Fame’

The Saratoga 150 Committee today announced the two newest inductees to the Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course: outstanding filly Los Angeles and Hall of Fame thoroughbred Stymie. Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hoofprints Walk of Fame was installed outside the clubhouse gates to Saratoga Race Course in 2013 in […]

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Longshot Turco Bravo Wins His Second Stymie Stakes At Aqueduct

Turco Bravo split rivals in midstretch and went on to a one-length victory over favored Dontbetwithbruno, upsetting Sunday’s $125,000 Stymie at Aqueduct Racetrack for the second straight year and snapping an eight-race losing streak that dated back to last year’s edition. After settling in last while Stormin Monarcho towed the field of six through an […]

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Don LaPlace, Former Jockey, NYRA Oddsmaker, Dies At 85

F. Donald LaPlace, a former jockey and longtime morning line oddsmaker for the New York Racing Association, died Nov. 4 at his home in New York. He was 85. LaPlace was born Jan.¬†20, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. At 16, he began working for trainer Hirsch Jacobs and became a contract rider for him in 1947. […]

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