'21 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Semifinalists Announced

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Six semifinalists for the 16th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award have been selected by a panel of judges and were split evenly this year between fiction and non-fiction. The semifinalists were chosen from nearly two dozen submissions.

The six semifinalists for books published in the 2021, listed alphabetically by title, are as follows:

  • Death by Equine, by Annette Dashofy
  • Dinky Becomes a Racehorse, by J. M. Chodkowski
  • Head to Head, Conversations With a Generation of Horse Racing Legends, by Lenny Schulman
  • Racetrack Rogues, One Woman's Story of Family, Love, and Loss in the Horse Racing World, by Dawn LeFevre
  • Run With a Mighty Heart, by Jennifer Morrison
  • The Magic of Horses, edited by Joe Clancy and Nina Gardner

With a $10,000 winner's prize, the award was launched in 2006 by the late businessman and philanthropist Dr. Tony Ryan. Three finalists will be announced via press release in June and a winner will be crowned on Nov. 3 at a by-invitation winner's cocktail reception to be held at the Ryan family's Castleton Lyons farm near Lexington.

For more information, contact Betsy Hager at [email protected].

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