Ron Mitchell

  • 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.

  • Gem of a Violence Filly Shines at OBS

    A yearling filly by Violence sold for $200,000 during the Ocala Breeders' Sales winter mixed sale Jan. 24 exceeded expectations of breeders and consignors Georg and Sharon Maharg.

  • Ocala Breeders' Sales president Tom Ventura said it was "very challenging" to organize the races in the middle of competing meets

    OBS Day of Champions Repositioned on Calendar

    When Ocala Breeders' Sales stages one day of racing Jan. 24, one day prior to its two-day winter mixed sale, the program will consist of eight Quarter Horse events and one race for Thoroughbreds, but will not include the Day of Champions stakes.

  • Ashview Farm's Gray (left) and Bryan (right) Lyster at Keeneland

    Ashview Succeeds With Young, Correct Mares

    While the Ashview Farm of Bryan and Gray Lyster will not be among the leading consignors at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale by gross because they lack the numbers of other vendors, they will rank among the leaders in clearance rate.

  • Champion bullfighter Joaquin Galdos at Keeneland

    Bullfighter Galdos Pursues His Equine Passion

    Standing in the back walking ring at the Keeneland sale pavilion, Joaquin Galdos and his father, Alfredo, were shopping for bloodstock to add to their operation in Peru. While Alfredo is a horseman, his son is a bullfighter in Spain.

  • After the Keeneland January sale, Tom Thornbury will take a new role as a consultant

    Thornbury Transitioning to New Role at Keeneland

    Effective with the conclusion of the January horses of all ages sale, Keeneland's Tom Thornbury will transition from his current position as associate director of sales and take on a new role within the organization as a consultant.

  • Moonshine Bertie and her Speightster filly at the Brandywine Farm consignment at Keeneland

    2018 Foal to Accompany Dam Into Keeneland Ring

    When Moonshine Bertie, consigned as Hip 539 by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm, goes through the ring at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale during the Jan. 9 second session, the mare will be accompanied by her 2018 foal.