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July 4, 2016 Baomoa Corporation's Drefong won for fun again at Santa Anita in a 6 1/2 furlong allowance for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. Settling in second early, the son of Gio Ponti took control leaving the backstretch and cruised home by 5 1/4 lengths under a motionless Smith...
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July 3rd 2016 Sir Dudley Digges from the first crop of Gio Ponti, won the prestigious CAN$1million Queen's Plate over ten furlongs at Woodbine earlier today. Racing in the colors of Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the Mike Maker trainee was very well ridden by jockey of the moment Julien Leparoux...
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May 31, 2016 Drefong made his seasonal debut in a six furlong main track allowance at Santa Anita last night, winning with ease to register a Beyer of 97. Breaking very well in the hands of Mike Smith the Gio Ponti colt sped through fast fractions to assert in the straight and win by a...
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John Carter wins tenth Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award with Warriors on Horseback Lexington, Ky.—Warriors on Horseback, written by John Carter and published by Bloomsbury Publishing, has been named winner of the tenth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. The announcement was made at an...
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March 25th 2016 FINALISTS Press Release   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...
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March 11th 2016 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...
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Press Release December 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                Entries being taken for 2015 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award   Lexington, Kentucky—Castleton Lyons is pleased to continue its sponsorship of the annual...
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November 15, 2015 Drefong broke his maiden today at Del Mar over 6 furlongs on the main track. Breaking in front, the $450,000 Keeneland September Sales graduate shot clear to lead wire to wire, and win by an eventual 9 1/2 lengths. The colt has obviously learnt a lot from his first green trip...
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October 26, 2015 The first foal to be offered at public auction, by leading sprinter Justin Phillip, brought $100,000 earlier today at the Fasig Tipton Saratoga Fall Sale. The New York bred colt out of the Malibu Moon mare Influenced was sold by RF HF Bloodstock and bred by Hidden Lake Farm....
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