Ron Mitchell

  • Charles Borell

    Borell Arraignment Set for Aug. 1

    As volunteers continue to care for 28 horses apparently abandoned at a Central Kentucky farm, one of two individuals charged with animal cruelty in connection with the incident is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Curalina, winning the La Troienne

    Shuvee Class Drop for Grade I Winner Curalina

    Only two races removed from her third grade I win, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina takes a class drop and looms a huge standout in the four-horse field entered in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mountaineer

    Mountaineer's Leading Trainer Suspended

    Edward Clouston, runaway leader in the trainers’ standings at Mountaineer Racetrack, has been fined $1,500 and suspended 15 days for a medication violation, with an additional 30 days added as a result having two offenses within a 365-day period.

  • Pete Bradley.

    Bradley Reflects on Big Day at Saratoga

    Lexington agent Pete Bradley enjoyed a big day at Saratoga Race Course July 23, with a grade I win by Dacita in the Diana, and two horses he bought and sold finishing first and second in the grade III Sanford.

  • Historical racing machine at Kentucky Downs

    Historical Racing Argued Again in Court

    Attorneys for two sides in the convoluted court battle over historical race wagering in Kentucky were in court again July 25, arguing whether the type machines in use at Kentucky Downs are in compliance with state regulations.

  • Postponed

    Postponed to Miss King George VI Stakes

    Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Postponed will miss the opportunity to defend his title in the group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Qipco July 23 due to a respiratory infection.

  • Stormy Lucy, to be bred to Frankel

    F-T Sale-Topper Stormy Lucy to Frankel

    Grade I winner Stormy Lucy, who topped the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 when she sold for $575,000, will be bred to Frankel on Southern Hemisphere breeding time this year.

  • Hip 222, a Curlin colt, brought $475,000.

    Curlin Colt Lights Up F-T Bid Board

    A beautiful son of Curlin lit up the bid board at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale when he was purchased by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds for $475,000.

  • Fasig-Tipton in Kentucky

    Filly by Violence Tops Early at F-T July Sale

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $235,000 to purchase a filly from the first crop of Violence during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale. The filly was consigned as Hip 61 by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale

    F-T Watch List Topped by Tapit Colts

    The list of horses to watch during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale July 12 in Lexington is topped by the only two yearlings in the auction by leading sire Tapit.

  • Stormy Lucy

    Stormy Lucy Sold in Private Transaction

    Grade I winner Stormy Lucy was purchased by SF Bloodstock for $575,000 in a private transaction after leaving the ring unsold at the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 in Lexington. The price is the highest at the auction.

  • Kitness and her March colt by Candy Ride

    Eutrophia Farm Horses Popular at F-T

    Topped by the Storm Cat mare Kitness, the dispersal of horses owned by Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander’s Eutrophia Farm grossed $1,673,000 during the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale.

  • Graydar

    F-T Pinhooks Topped by Graydar Colts

    If weanling price is an indication of how a particular horse sells as a yearling the following year, two offspring of first-crop sire Graydar should be in demand at the July 12 Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale in Lexington.

  • As Borell Released, Cruelty Laws Questioned

    A case in Central Kentucky that has resulted in 43 charges of second degree animal cruelty against Charles “Chuck” Borell and trainer Maria Borell has brought to the fore the laws in the state governing acts such as abandonment.

  • The Mercer County farm where 43 horses were allegedly abandoned

    Probe Into Abandoned Horses Continues

    A day after 43 charges of second-degree animal cruelty were filed against Charles Borell and his trainer daughter Maria, investigators with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture continued to work on identifying and locating owners of the horses.

  • Maria Borell, left, and Chuck Borell

    Borells Charged With Animal Cruelty

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.

  • TAA Ready to Assist With Abandoned Horses

    When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.

  • A for sale sign at the front entrance of the Mercer County, Ky. farm where starving horses are located

    Kentucky Neglect Case Under Investigation

    As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.

  • Too Early to Gauge 'Brexit' Effect on Sales

    Management of two major U.S. equine sales companies say it is too early to tell if the 52%-48% vote in favor of Great Britain exiting the European Union and the resulting drop in currency values will impact upcoming North American yearling sales.

  • Hip 926, a colt by City Zip, brought $800,000.

    Record-Priced City Zip Colt Tops OBS Sale

    Topped by a sale record $800,000 City Zip colt purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale ended on a strong note June 17.

  • OBS June 2016 Hip 866 Into Mischief - Simple Symphony

    Into Mischief Filly Tops Third OBS Session

    For the second day in a row, a telephone bid secured the topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale, when John Fort went to $250,000 to buy an Into Mischief filly during a session that saw numbers continue to spiral downward.

  • 1026—f., Majesticperfection—Undervalued, by Cox’s Ridge

    Fastnet Rock Colt on Offer at OBS Day 4

    A colt by Fastnet Rock has generated a lot of interest leading up to the June 17 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, and is one of the top hips to watch during the session.

  • Hip 761, a Tapit colt

    Tapit Colt One to Watch on Day 3 of OBS Sale

    The final 2-year-old by leading sire Tapit being offered at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale is scheduled to go through the ring during the June 16 third session.

  • War Front filly was highest price on second day of OBS auction

    War Front Filly Shines at OBS Juvenile Sale

    A bid made via a transatlantic phone call from Royal Ascot by Justin Casse to secure a War Front filly for $425,000 topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

  • Hip 476 by Uncle Mo brought $350,000

    Two Big-Priced Horses Sell at OBS

    In quick succession, two horses sold for $350,000 and $370,000 during the second session of the ongoing Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

  • Justin Casse buys the only War Front juvenile entered in the OBS June sale.

    War Front Filly Lights Up OBS Bid Board

    Bidding by phone from Royal Asccot in England, Justin Casse, as agent, bought a well-bred War Front filly for $425,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

  • Hip 69, a filly by Stay Thirsty, brought $180,000.

    Stay Thirsty Filly Tops OBS June Sale Opener

    Topped by a filly from the first crop of Stay Thirsty, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale began June 14 with across-the-board declines when compared with the same session a year ago.

  • Hip 69 by Stay Thirsty sold for $180,000

    Juveniles by Freshman Sires Popular at OBS

    Juveniles by freshman sires Bodemeister and Stay Thirsty were sold for highest prices early during the June 14 first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

  • OBS Sales Grounds

    OBS Proceeding With Pavilion Makeover

    Although details have yet to be worked out, by this time next year the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. will be well on its way to having a newly refurbished sale pavilion that is about 30% larger and will have about 25% fewer seats.

  • Hip 215 works under tack at OBS June 6.

    Fast Colts Top OBS Horses to Watch List

    If the speediest horses bring the highest prices, then the June 14 first session should get the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age off to a fast start.

  • Celestine wins June 11 Just a Game Stakes

    Celestine's Win Timely for OBS June Sale

    Celestine, winner of the June 11 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT), went through the ring at the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which will be held this week.

  • Creator and Irad Ortiz Jr.

    Belmont Stakes Handle Takes a Dip

    With no Triple Crown on the line this year, betting on the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) was well off the 2015 figure when American Pharoah capped his historic run.

  • Flintshire powers home to win the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes

    Flintshire Impresses in Manhattan Victory

    Juddmonte Farms’ globe-trotting Flintshire displayed his brilliant turn of foot in the stretch to post a 1 3/4-length victory over Ironicus in the $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) on the June 11 Belmont Stakes undercard.

  • Pure Sensation Scorches Jaipur Field

    Patricia Generazio’s homebred Pure Sensation sizzled gate to wire in a course-record time of 1:06.76 for six furlongs to take the Jaipur Invitational Stakes (gr. IIIT) over another Generazio homebred, Disco Partner, at Belmont Park June 11.

  • Hip 1026, a filly by Majesticperfection, breezed a quarter-mile in :20 4/5

    Majesticperfection Filly Tops Under Tack Show

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale came to an end June 10, with a Majesticperfection filly breezing a quarter-mile in :20 4/5, co-fastest during six days of workouts.

  • Shakhimat

    Shakhimat Tops Six-Horse Plate Trial Field

    Shakhimat, the winter book favorite for the Queen’s Plate for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield, tops the six-horse field for the July 12 $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes at 1 1/8 miles over the Tapeta all-weather track at Woodbine Racetrack.

  • Hip 940 works at the OBS under tack show

    Seven Share Fastest OBS Eighth-Mile Work Time

    The penultimate under tack session June 9 for next week’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale once again resulted in a handful of juveniles sharing the day’s fastest times for both the eighth-mile and quarter-mile breezes.