The six semi-finalists for the seventh annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been announced.
Conceived and launched in 2006 by the late Castleton Lyons owner Dr.
Tony Ryan, the award has annually showcased the best of racing
literature. Originally known as the Castleton Lyons Book Award, the name
was changed to honor its founder, who died in 2007.
Congrats to nomineeSasscer Hill forRacing From Death (Wildside Press)
The other nominees: Flying Change: A Year of Racing and Family and Steeplechasing Author: Patrick Smithwick Publisher: Chesapeake Publishing
Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions Author: Susan Nusser Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
My Year of the Racehorse Author: Kevin Chong Publisher: Greystone Books The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey’s Journey Through Addiction and Salvation Author: Rudolph Alvarado, with Garrett Keith Gomez Publisher: Caballo Press of Ann Arbor
The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event Author: James C. Nicholson Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
When Racing Was Racing – A Century of Horse Racing Author: Adam Powley Publisher: Haynes Publishing
The winner of the 2012 Book Award will be announced on April 10 at
Castleton Lyons during a cocktail reception held in a room above the
farm’s stallion barn. First prize is $10,000, with $1,000 awarded to
each runner-up. In addition, all three finalists will receive a
Tipperary Crystal trophy.