Ron Mitchell

  • A Sky Mesa colt consigned as Hip 886 sells for $270,000 at Fasig-Tipton

    Heavenly Love's Half Brother to Farmer for $270,000

    On Oct. 6, Mark Casse-trained Heavenly Love won the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) for Debby Oxley. Nineteen days later, Casse signed the sales ticket on the Malibu Moon filly's half brother for $270,000 on behalf of Kentucky owner Tracy Farmer.

  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale

    Five to Watch at Fasig-Tipton October Sale

    Three colts and two fillies are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 26 fourth and final session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, based on observations from buyers and consignors.

  • Hip 736, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Broadway Gold, brought $700,000 during the Oct. 25 third session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale

    Casse Strikes Early to Get Colt for $700,000

    Acting on behalf of a partnership group, trainer Mark Casse went to $700,000 to buy a Medaglia d'Oro colt early during the Oct. 25 penultimate session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale, becoming the top-priced individual at the sale.

  • Hip 383, a Medaglia d'Oro half brother to Miss Ella, brought $250,000

    Wilsons Acquire Well-Related Medaglia d'Oro Colt

    A Medaglia d'Oro colt who is a half brother to multiple graded stakes winner Miss Ella was one of the stars during the Oct. 24 second session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale when bought by David and Holly Wilson for $250,000.

  • Hip 506 is an Into Mischief half brother to grade 2 winner Kobe's Back

    Frommer Acquires Colt With 'Stallion's Pedigree'

    Like many pinhookers, Cary Frommer and partners are buying at the top of a polarized market with the hope they will be selling at the top of the 2-year-old market next spring, and she hopes an Into Mischief colt bought for $270,000 fits the bill.

  • Hip 131, a Tapit filly out of Raffishing Look, sold for $250,000

    Crow Thrilled to Get Tapit Filly for $250,000

    Liz Crow, acting on behalf of Mathis Stables, was pleased she was able to acquire a chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit for $250,000 Oct. 23 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale.

  • Hip 96, a Ghostzapper filly, sells for $275,000

    Ghostzapper Filly Landed in Good Spot at Fasig-Tipton

    A Ghostzapper filly initially pointed toward to an August sale lit up the bid board during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton October fall yearling sale Oct. 23, bringing a final bid of $275,000 from Samantha Siegel's Jay Em Ess Stable.

  • Birdstone Colt Tops Iowa Fall Sale

    A yearling Birdstone colt bred and consigned by Iowa State University was sold for $55,000 to Larry Cascio to top the Oct. 22 fall sale conducted by the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association.

  • Hip 339, a Ghostzapper colt consigned by his breeder Adena Springs

    Tapit Yearlings Among Fasig-Tipton Hips to Watch

    A colt and a filly by Gainesway's leading sire Tapit are among the horses to keep an eye on during the Oct. 23 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale. The auction in Lexington begins at 10 a.m. daily through Oct. 26.

  • Hip 31, a Jimmy Creed colt, sold for $150,000 at the OBS October yearling sale

    Jimmy Creed Colt Returns Quick Profit for Brewster

    Oklahoma owner-breeder Clark Brewster showed his pinhooking ability when a colt by successful freshman sire Jimmy Creed was sold for $150,000 during the Oct. 10 selected session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale.

  • Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured is represented by his first crop at auction this year

    Uncaptured Yearlings on Display at OBS

    A colt and a filly from the first crop sired by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 11 open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale.

  • OBS Sale Begins With a New Spot on Calendar

    Management at Ocala Breeders' Sales is hopeful a new position on the calendar and the bull market for yearlings will equate to positive results when the Ocala, Fla., sales company conducts its Oct. 10-11 auction.

  • Beth Bayer, whose OBS October consignment includes Hip 54, a colt by Distorted Humor

    Hips to Watch at OBS October Selected Session

    The only two yearlings entered in the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale produced from grade 1-winning mares are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 10 selected session of the two-day auction in Ocala, Fla.

  • Prospective buyers inside the sales pavilion during Keeneland September

    Bull Market for Yearlings in 2017

    Now that Keeneland's marathon September yearling sale is complete, a clear trend has emerged showing cumulative higher gross, average, and median prices and declines in total offered and sold.

  • Consignor Duncan Lloyd

    Lloyds Score With Violence Colt at Keeneland

    With their first sale consignment since taking a hiatus from selling horses at public auction, Duncan and DeeDee Lloyd scored the top-priced offering during the Sept. 21 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm

    Glen Hill's Purchases Include $285,000 Orb Filly

    After being quiet during the early part of the Keeneland September yearling sale, Glen Hill Farm's Craig Bernick has been busy, with one of his purchases being an Orb filly bought for $285,000 during the Sept. 18 session.

  • Mike Ryan

    Ryan Buys a 'Very Special' Cairo Prince Colt

    Agent Mike Ryan, the current second-leading buyer at the Keeneland September yearling sale, could barely contain his excitement over a Cairo Prince colt he bought for $350,000 during the Sept. 18 first session of Book 4.

  • Ron Winchell speaks with reporters at the Keeneland September sale

    Huckabays Rewarded by Trappe Shot Investment

    Jody and Michelle Huckabay bought an interest in Trappe Shot, and during the Sept. 16 session of Keeneland September yearling sale, they were rewarded when a filly by the Claiborne Farm stallion was sold for $480,000.

  • Justin Casse said there hasn't been enough time to look at yearlings due to the new format at Keeneland

    Buyers Find New Keeneland Format Challenging

    The new format for Keeneland's September yearling sale in which almost double the number of horses were offered before the Sept. 15 day break in selling than during the same period last year proved challenging for buyers.

  • Hip 319, a Violence colt from the Warrendale consignment, sells for $725,000 Sept. 12

    Violence Colts Return Highest Pinhook Profits

    A Violence colt sold for $725,000 during the Sept. 12 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale produced a whopping return on investment of 760% for the pinhooking entity which bought him as a weanling for $70,000.

  • Claiborne Farm's Walker Hancock helped put together Marchmont Stable, which purchased four yearlings for $1.8 million

    Newly Formed Marchmont Stable Seeking Classic Horses

    Marchmont Stable, a group consisting of Claiborne Farm and some of its clients who want to buy two-turn colts with classic potential was active during the first week of the Keeneland September yearling sale, buying four horses for $1.8 million.