Ron Mitchell

  • Green Mask

    Setback for Green Mask in Hong Kong

    Sheikh Abdullah Almaddah's Green Mask has been dealt a setback in his preparations for the Dec. 13 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) after foot bruising was detected following a Dec. 7 workout at Sha Tin Racecourse.

  • American Pharoah

    'Pharoah' Halter, '85 Derby Trophy in Auction

    A halter worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Spend a Buck's 1985 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) owner's trophy are among the horse racing memorabilia available at the online auction site Lelands.com.

  • Lady Sabelia won the 2014 Willa On the Move Stakes.

    Lady Sabelia Tops Willa On the Move Stakes

    Grade II winner Lady Sabelia will be seeking to defend her title as she tops a field of seven fillies and mares entered in the Willa On the Move Stakes, one of three stakes each worth $100,000 at Laurel Park Dec. 5.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Back on Work Tab; Malibu Next

    Oblivious to a lawsuit and controversy between his connections and former trainer, James McIngvale's Runhappy is on track for the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Lochte has a two-race win streak going.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9cqhWfs">Order This Photo</a>

    Lochte Seeks to Keep Win Streak Alive

    Crossed Sabres Farm's Lochte, upset winner of the 2014 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), tops the field for the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West Nov. 21.

  • Departing

    Departing Standout on Delta Downs Undercard

    Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider's homebred Departing looms a standout in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes that tops the undercard for the Nov. 21 Delta Jackpot card at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel.

  • American Pharoah romped in Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Classic/">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah's Fee Set at $200,000

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will enter stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., in 2016 for a first-year fee of $200,000, the American division of Coolmore Stud announced Nov. 6.

  • Harbor Mist was purchased for $410,000 to pace the early portion of the third session at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Harbor Mist Tops Early at Keeneland

    Harbor Mist, a stakes-winning daughter of Rockport Harbor, was purchased by WinStar Farm for $410,000 to pace the early portion of the third session at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Hip 366, a daughter of Tapit, sold for $1.1 million on Nov. 3.

    Shadwell Buys Tapit Filly for $1.1M

    A bay daughter of Tapit, produced from the millionaire Medaglia d'Oro mare Marketing Mix, was purchased by Shadwell Estate for $1.1 million at the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3.

  • Hip 342, Lacadena, was purchased for $1.3 million.

    Lacadena Brings $1.3M in Foal to Bernardini

    Lacadena, a 10-year-old Fasliyev mare in foal to Bernardini, was purchased by the Heider Family Stable for $1.3 million Nov. 3 during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Spring in the Air sells for $1.65 million

    Nawara Stud to $1.65M for Spring in the Air

    Spring in the Air, a Canadian champion in foal to War Front, was acquired by Nawara Stud, for $1.65 million as the bidding picked up late in the first session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.

  • Shook Up sells for $1.65 million

    Three Chimneys Buys Shook Up for $1.65M

    Shook Up, a daughter of Tapit who ran a troubled second in this year's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), was purchased by Three Chimneys for $1.65 million during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Don't Tell Sophia was purchased for $1.2 million

    Don't Tell Sophia Brings $1.2 Million

    Grade I winner Don't Tell Sophia, bought by trainer Phil Sims for $1,000 as a yearling, was purchased by Shunsuke Yoshida for $1.2 million during the early portion of the Nov. 2 session of the Keeneland November sale.

  • Hip 28, Colonial Flag was purchased by Reynolds Bell for $1.6 Million.

    Mares in Foal to Tapit Top at Keeneland

    Two mares in foal to Tapit were the first to sell for seven figures during the early portion of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 2, with Colonial Flag going for $1.6 million and Comedy bringing $1.5 million.

  • Honor Code and Liam's Map at Lane's End Farm.

    Liam's Map, Honor Code Now at Lane's End

    Liam's Map and Honor Code, multiple grade I winners this year, are both settling in at Lane's End Farm where they are taking up residence as new stallions of 2016 after their respective efforts in the Breeders' Cup.

  • American Pharoah attracted a broad following from the general public.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Classic/">Order This Photo</a>

    Reflecting on American Pharoah and His Impact

    The stars aligned in Lexington Oct. 31 as American Pharoah completed his storybook career that included a sweep of the Triple Crown and attracting a large following of regular and non-traditional horse fans.

  • Nyquist wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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    Nyquist Kicks Clear in BC Juvenile Score

    Nyquist cemented his status as the early favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when the undefeated colt kicked clear leaving the second turn to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

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    Quiet Morning at Keeneland on BC Day 2

    Keeneland's Rice Road training center was very quiet early the morning of Oct. 31 as only a few of the horses participating in the second day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships later were sent to that track.

  • Race Day gets home in front of Hoppertunity in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6mfxdqP">Order This Photo</a>

    Race Day in Slight Hagyard Fayette Upset

    Matthew Schera's Race Day moved between horses leaving the second turn and continued his momentum to win the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time on the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup card at Keeneland.

  • American Pharoah went to the main track on Oct. 30.

    American Pharoah Goes to Main Track

    The large crowds that had lined the Keeneland apron hoping to get a glimpse of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah the previous two days were nowhere around when the colt went to the main track Oct. 30.

  • Bawina

    Two Scratched From Saturday BC Races

    Bawina has been scratched from the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and Tale of S'avall from the Juvenile (gr. I). The defections allow Talmada and Siding Spring to draw into the respective fields.

  • No Silent won the Eddie D Stakes on October 3.

    No Silent First BC Starter for Californians

    Jerry and Jan Hawthorne have attended the Breeders' Cup World Championships many times, but this year's renewal marks their debut as participants with TwinSpires Turf Sprint (gr. IT) hopeful No Silent.

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    American Pharoah's M-L Odds Lowered to 4-5

    Following the scratch of Beholder from the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has lowered Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's morning-line odds from 6-5 to 4-5.

  • Big Blue Kitten jogs on a soggy Keeneland track Oct. 27.

    Another Wet Day for Breeders' Cup Hopefuls

    For the second day in a row, the main track at Keeneland Race Course was sealed due to steady drizzle and occasional rainfall and many of the horses for the Breeders' Cup World Championships went to the training track.

  • Bobby's Kitten

    Bobby's Kitten Seeking Second Turf Sprint

    Always one of the most competitive races on the World Championships card, this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) features the return of last year's winner, Bobby's Kitten, and a trio from Wesley Ward.

  • Bobby's Kitten won the 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at six furlongs over the downhill turf course at Santa Anita Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/i-tppxbSm">Order This Photo</a>

    Bobby's Kitten Back to Defend Turf Sprint

    Despite not being a factor in his only two starts since last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I), Bobby's Kitten is back to defence his title and owner Ken Ramsey is convinced he will "pull a corker" like last year.

  • Judy the Beauty worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 26.

    F&M Sprint Champ Judy the Beauty Works

    Champion Judy the Beauty put in her final work toward the defense of her TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) win with a five-furlong breeze at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 26.

  • Rachel's Valentina worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.

    Trainer Pletcher: 'Couldn't Be More Pleased'

    With one week go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher is confident in how his large contingent of hopefuls is coming into their respective races.

  • Lady Shipman worked five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of Oct. 22.

    Lady Shipman Works Toward Turf Sprint

    Lady Shipman, who has never been worse than third in 11 starts, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 the morning of Oct. 22 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • 200 Horses Pre-Entered for 32nd Breeders' Cup

    Led by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and two-time Breeders' Cup champion mare Beholder, 200 horses, including 32 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.