11/14/2017 12:37PM

Gio Ponti and Justin Phillip to stand for $5,000 at Castleton Lyons


Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., released its advertised stud fees for the 2018 breeding season, with both Gio Ponti and Justin Phillip standing for $5,000.

Gio Ponti stood the previous season for an advertised fee of $7,500. The 12-year-old Tale of the Cat horse is led this year by 2016 champion sprinter Drefong, who won the Grade 1 Forego Stakes. Sir Dudley Digges, the 2016 Queen’s Plate winner, also won a stakes race this season.

The fee for Justin Phillip, a 9-year-old son of First Samurai, will be unchanged from the previous season.

His first crop of runners are juveniles of 2017, led by stakes winner What a Catch, and stakes-placed Upset Brewing, Philly Baby, and Safe to Say.

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