SIX SEMIFINALISTS NAMED FOR DR. TONY RYAN BOOK AWARD

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The Semifinalists for the 2009 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been announced.  The Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, named for the founder of Castleton Lyons, is presented annually to honor the best book published about the Thoroughbred Industry.  The winner for this year's award will be announced on April 23rd. 

Previous winners include The Untold Story of Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita (2008), Not by a Long Shot: A Season at a Hard-Luck Horse Track by T.D. Thornton (2007), and Black Maestro by Joe Drape (2006).

The 2009 Finalists:

The Training Game: An Inside Look at American Racing's Top Trainers
by Karen M. Johnson
Daily Racing Form Press, Publisher

Beyond the Homestretch: What I've Learned from Saving Racehorses
by Lynn Reardon
New World Library, Publisher

The Kentucky Derby Vault: A History of the Run for the Roses
by Andrew Plattner
Whitman Publishing, Publisher

Kokomo Joe: The Story of the First Japanese American Jockey in the United States
by John Christgau
University of Nebraska Press, Publisher

Keeneland's Ted Bassett: My Life
by James E. "Ted" Bassett, III and Bill Mooney
The University Press of Kentucky, Publisher

Equine ER: Stories from a Year of an Equine Veterinary Hospital
by Leslie Guttman
Eclipse Press, Publisher

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