Ron Mitchell

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Ron Mitchell is the Online Editor for www.bloodhorse.com

  • Hip 936, a colt by first-crop sire Shakin It Up, equaled the fastest quarter-mile breeze in :21 3/5

    Fastest OBS Under Tack Show Times Equaled

    A colt by Shakin It Up breezed a quarter-mile in :21 3/5 and colts by Flatter and Mark Valeski worked an eighth-mile in :09 4/5 during the April 20 under tack show session for the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Hip 636, a Shanghai Bobby filly, ran the fastest eighth-mile during the OBS April under tack show

    Shanghai Bobby Filly Fastest in OBS Workout

    A Shanghai Bobby filly breezed the fastest eighth-mile in :09 4/5 during the April 19 session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale, tying the best workout time for the distance.

  • A Scat Daddy colt consigned as Lot 71 brought the top price of the first session of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Craven Breeze-Up Sale Opener

    American sires played a prominent role on the opening day of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale April 17 in Newmarket, England with a colt by the late Ashford Stud stallion Scat Daddy topping the session at 800,000 guineas (US$1,204,392).

  • A Street Boss filly consigned as Hip 370 works an eighth in :09 4/5 during the under tack show at the OBS April sale

    Street Boss Filly, Alpha Colt Fastest in OBS Works

    A Street Boss filly and a New York-bred colt from the first crop of Alpha posted the fastest work times during the April 17 under tack show session in preparation for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Magnum Moon wins the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park

    Magnum Moon Fifth on Top Earner List for Malibu Moon

    Magnum Moon's victory in the Arkansas Derby (G1) not only propelled the 3-year-old colt to the top of the points leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby , but it also moved him to fifth on the lifetime list of top earners by Malibu Moon.

  • Pinhooks Dominate OBS April Catalog

    The impact of pinhooked horses—those purchased for resale later—on the 2-year-olds in training auction market cannot be understated, with the upcoming Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale April 24-27 a prime example.

  • Vino Rosso moves to the lead in the stretch of the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Crupi: Vino Rosso 'Coming Around at the Right Time'

    Prominent bloodstock agent J.J. Crupi and Vinnie Viola had quite an afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack April 7, with a victory in the Carter Handicap (G1) by Army Mule and a Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets (G2) triumph by Vino Rosso.

  • Hip 66, a son of Curlin out of Lady Alexander, breezes at the Texas 2-year-olds in training sale

    Texas Juvenile Sale Has Momentum This Year

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association will seek to build on momentum generated by last year's 2-year-olds in training sale when the 2018 edition is held April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • A filly by Medaglia d'Oro consigned as Hip 9 brings $1.2M at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale

    Stonestreet Goes to $1.2M for Medaglia d'Oro Filly

    A filly by Medaglia d'Oro, that worked earlier in :10, was bought for $1.2 million by Stonestreet Stables. The filly is out of the stakes-placed Distorted Humor mare Mi Vida and out of the family of grade 1 winner Dream Supreme and Majestic Warrior.

  • A Tapit filly consigned by Cary Frommer as Hip 150 at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale

    Gulfstream Sale Includes Two Hips by Tapit

    Just like any other major 2-year-olds in training sale over the past several years, offspring of Gainesway's leading sire Tapit will be among the "buzz" horses at the March Fasig-Tipton selected sale at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hip 54, a filly by Orb from the Tom McCrocklin consignment, breezes a quarter-mile in :21 flat at the Gulfstream sale

    Orb Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Under Tack Works

    With an Orb filly working the fastest quarter-mile in :21 and a multitude of horses sharing the eighth-mile fastest workout time of :10, the under tack show workouts for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream selected 2-year-olds in training sale went smoothly.

  • Kip Elser of Kirkwood Stables watches 2-year-olds train

    Kirkwood Takes Alternative Approach to Sale Workouts

    When the under-tack workouts take place March 26 for horses entered in the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream selected sale of 2-year-olds in training, don't look for any of the entries from Kirkwood Stables to be working fast one-eighth or quarter-miles.

  • Paved is one of the stakes winners that came out of Patrick Hoppel's consignments

    Hoppel to Test Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Market

    When the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale gets underway at Gulfstream Park March 28, Hoppel's Horse and Cattle Co. will be among those shipping their stock, tack, and personnel to sell at the venue near Miami.

  • Scales of Justice

    Kentucky Trainer Wilkinson, Owner Bowen Indicted

    The founder of a non-profit Thoroughbred training center, one of the organization's employees, and a state employee have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges they devised a scheme to defraud a state department and the federal government.

  • A Uncle Mo filly consigned as Hip 459 sells to LNJ Foxwoods at the OBS March sale

    LNJ Acquires Uncle Mo Filly for $775,000 at OBS

    LNJ Foxwoods sold one of the top-priced individuals during the March 13 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds in training sale and the following day acquired one of the toppers during the Wednesday finale.

  • Tom McGreevy

    McGreevy Settles Into New Role With Stinson

    Tom McGreevy is settling into his new role with Texas horseman Michael C. Stinson, and bought a Bodemeister colt for $725,000 during the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale first session March 13.

  • Buyers inspect a horse at OBS ahead of the March sale of 2-year-olds in training

    OBS Sale Early Test of Juvenile Market Depth

    When Ocala Breeders' Sales opens the 2018 juvenile sales season, the auction will offer an early test of the broad marketplace, in a departure from the recent calendar in which Fasig-Tipton's select sale with much fewer offerings was first.

  • Kerri Radcliffe

    Radcliffe and Phoenix Thoroughbreds Part Ways

    A year after Kerri Radcliffe made a big splash by buying expensive 2-year-olds in training on behalf of the newly-formed Dubai-based Phoenix Thoroughbreds, she and the organization have parted ways, both confirmed March 9.

  • Hip 132, a filly by Shanghai Bobby, worked an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 March 8

    Fillies Share OBS Under Tack Best Work Time

    Fillies sired by Scat Daddy and Shanghai Bobby shared the fastest time of :09 4/5 for an eighth-mile during the March 8 first of three under tack show sessions leading up to the Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Larry Best is his own adviser when purchasing Thoroughbreds

    Best Taking Nothing for Granted in Risen Star

    Before making his foray into horse racing with the purchase of two yearlings in 2016 and four 2-year-olds purchased for high-dollar figures last spring, Larry Best dutifully studied the Thoroughbred industry.

  • In his second start and first since April 2017, Army Mule streaks to a 7 1/2-length victory Jan. 31 at Gulfstream Park

    Army Mule's Win Timely for Half Sister Entered in Sale

    Army Mule's scintillating return to competition in near track-record time at Gulfstream Park couldn't have come at a better time for South Point Sales, which is offering the colt's half sister at the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale next week.