Ron Mitchell

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

  • A Justin Phillip colt consigned as Hip 370 sells for $275,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

    Justin Phillip Colt a Home Run for Horseman Centeno

    Victor Centeno, a former assistant to Florida horseman Nick de Meric, knocked it out of the park during the May 22 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds sale when a colt he bought for $6,000 was sold for $275,000.

  • A New York-bred daughter of Alpha consigned by Kenneth Lejeune Training Stables as Hip 25

    Good Outcome for Alpha Filly at Midlantic Sale

    A New York-bred daughter of Alpha, who had one of the more eventful eighth-mile workouts during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale, was sold for $150,000 when she went through the ring.

  • A Tapit colt consigned as Hip 538 breezes an eighth-mile in :10 1/5

    Tapit Colt Attracting Attention at Midlantic Sale

    Veteran sale consignor Randy Miles says he has never had a sale candidate attract the kind of attention that buyers are showering upon a Tapit colt scheduled to sell during the May 22 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale.

  • A Union Rags colt consigned as Hip 561 breezed an eighth-mile in :10 flat at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic under tack show

    Union Rags Colt Fastest in Final Under Tack Show

    A fast Union Rags colt from the consignment of Bobby Dodd zipped an eighth-mile in :10 May 20, the fastest time at the distance during the three-day under tack show in preparation for the Fasig-Tipton 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Tap Daddy wins the James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

    Tap Daddy Takes Field Gate to Wire in Murphy

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred Tap Daddy went gate-to-wire for a commanding 6 1/2-length victory in the off-the-turf James W. Murphy Stakes on the Preakness Stakes (G1) undercard May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Brisk Activity at Fasig-Tipton Sale Grounds

    It was business as usual at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale grounds the morning of May 18, a day after the final under tack workouts in preparation for next week's 2-year-old sale were rescheduled due to track conditions.

  • A sloppy track at Timonium forced officials to move the final Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale under tack show to May 20

    Fasig-Tipton Sellers, Buyers Adapt to Schedule Change

    Safety first. That was the takeaway by buyers and sellers following the decision by Fasig-Tipton to reschedule the final session of workouts in preparation for next week's Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from May 17 to Sunday, May 20.

  • Hip 278, a Mucho Macho Man colt, breezes a quarter-mile in :21 1/5 after rains fell May 16

    Mucho Macho Man Colt Flashes Speed in Sale Workout

    Despite intermittent rain, the May 16 workouts in preparation for the May 21-22 auction at the Maryland State Fairgrounds near Timonium went off without a hitch, and the track seemed a little zippier as a result of the additional moisture.

  • Watching the under tack show at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

    Into Mischief Filly Sets Herself Apart in F-T Breeze

    There were no sizzling workout times May 15 when the under tack show in preparation for next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale got underway, but one Into Mischief filly set herself apart, breezing a quarter-mile in :21 3/5,

  • Liz Crow (left) with Bradley Weisbord after Monomoy Girl won the Ashland at Keeneland

    BSW Bloodstock, Kumin and Partners Soar

    During a 32-hour period May 4-5, the BSW Bloodstock agency of founder Bradley Weisbord and partner Liz Crow had phenomenal success. Horses they manage, or bought all or partial interests on behalf of clients, won or placed in 10 graded stakes.

  • Liz Crow May 4 at Churchill Downs

    Kentucky Oaks Winner Puts Crow in Spotlight

    When Liz Crow went shopping at the 2016 Keeneland yearling sale, she latched onto an attractive daughter of Tapizar that she eventually purchased for $100,000. The price looks like a bargain after Monomoy Girl won the Kentucky Oaks.

  • Kentucky Oaks favorite Monomoy Girl gallops April 28 at Churchill Downs

    Gainesway Well-Represented in Kentucky Oaks

    When 14 fillies break out of the gate in the Kentucky Oaks, Gainesway Farm will be represented as a co-owner and breeder of Eskimo Kisses as well as two horses the Lexington nursery's sales arm sold as yearlings in Monomoy Girl and My Miss Lilly.

  • Tapit at Gainesway

    Tapit Leading Sire at OBS By Average Price

    Gainesway's Tapit emerged as the leading sire by average and median with two or more sold at the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale that began April 24 and concluded April 27.

  • Flameaway at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, where he was purchased by John Oxley for $400,000

    Flameaway a Pinhooking Success for Partnership

    Flameaway, who has gone on to win five stakes and is a leading contender for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), was a successful yearling pinhook for Taylor Made Sales partnership entity.

  • 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.

  • 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.