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...
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...
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...
April 16, 2015
Shane Ryan, president of Castleton Lyons presents winner’s check to Andy Plattner (photo by Michele MacDonald)
wins Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award
Ky. -- Offerings From a Rust Belt Jockey, by Andrew Plattner and published by...
March 18, 2015
2014 Book Award Top-Three
Castleton Lyons is delighted
to announce the three finalists for the ninth annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award.
The judges were very impressed with the quality and diversity of this year’s
submissions that highlighted the increasing importance that...
February 27, 2015
Book Award Semi-finalists
Now in its ninth year, the Dr. Tony
Ryan Book Award again drew a broad assortment of well-penned entries, from scholarly
histories and biographical works—both human and equine—to fast-paced novels,
witty short stories, and vintage photo...
KY. -- David Owen’s book, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National’s
Biggest Upset, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award at
a reception hosted by Castleton Lyons on the evening of April 9. The award,
worth $10,000 to the winner—equal to that...
All three finalists for the 2013 Dr. Tony
Ryan Book Award are tales of unexpected equine stars who grabbed racing’s
headlines in their respective eras—with two being set against the dramatic
backdrop of England’s Grand National Steeplechase, and two featuring strong,...