02/06/2004 12:00AM

Stud plans for champ


Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons Farm in Lexington, Ky., has purchased what it called "a significant breeding interest" in 2003 juvenile champion Action This Day from the colt's owner, B. Wayne Hughes.

Action This Day, a son of Kris S. who was set to make his 3-year-old debut in Sunday's Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, will stand at Castleton Lyons in 2005. Until then, he will run in Hughes's colors.

Action This Day is the second horse to be named to Castleton Lyons's stallion roster. The first was Malibu Moon, another horse raced by Hughes. Malibu Moon, by A.P. Indy, relocated from Country Life Farm in Maryland for the 2004 season.

Action This Day is out of the Grade 2-placed Trempolino mare Najecam. He is the first stakes winner for his dam. Action This Day has won two of his three starts - including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile - and finished second once, for earnings of more than $817,000.