11/13/2015 11:45AM

Castleton Lyons sets stud fees for Gio Ponti, Justin Phillip


Castleton Lyons announced on Friday that Gio Ponti will stand the 2016 breeding season at the Lexington, Ky., farm for a fee of $12,500 and Justin Phillip will stand for $5,000.

Three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti, a 10-year-old son of Tale of the Cat out of Chipeta Springs, by Alydar, is the sire of two stakes-placed juvenile winners in his first crop to race this year. Gio Ponti won 12 of 29 starts during five seasons on the track and earned $6,169,800. He won seven Grade 1 races, including the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes twice and the Arlington Million.

Justin Phillip, a 7-year-old son of First Samurai out of Ava Knowsthecode, by Cryptoclearance, entered stud in 2014 after a career that saw him start 32 times over four seasons, from ages 2 to 5. He won the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap and earned $1,293,437.