Ron Mitchell

  • Larry Best after buying hip 290, a Medaglia d'Oro filly who topped the July yearling sale

    $1 Million Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sale

    Horse racing newcomer Larry Best struck again, going to $1 million to acquire a Medaglia d'Oro filly during the waning minutes of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale, highlighting a strong auction that kicked off the yearling sale season.

  • Rainha Da Bateria (outside) wins the 2016 Canadian Stakes

    Well-Balanced Field in Dance Smartly

    Topped by Canadian grade 2 stakes winner Rainha Da Bateria and multiple grade 3 winner Suffused, a well-balanced field of eight fillies and mares are set to contest the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) on the July 2 Queen's Plate card at Woodbine.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit sells as Hip 34 at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale

    Quality Over Quantity in Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Catalog

    Although the 227 head cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale reflects a 9.9% decline from the 252 entered last year, sales company officials said it is not lacking in the quality that has become the auction's trademark.

  • An Astrology filly sold for $300,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale June 14

    Astrology Filly Closes Out Strong OBS Sale

    After a session topped by an Astrology filly bought by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $300,000, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale ended June 14 with double-digit increases in average and median prices.

  • Hip 199 sold for a final bid of $400,000

    First Dude Colt Tops Strong OBS June Opener

    Topped by a First Dude colt bought by his breeder for $400,000 on behalf of a racing partnership he heads, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale began on a strong note June 13.

  • Hip 573, an Uncle Mo colt, breezed a quarter-mile in :20 4/5.

    OBS June Day 2 Hips to Watch: Tapit Time

    The timing couldn't be better for three consignors with colts sired by Gainesway's leading sire Tapit entered in the June 14 second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.

  • An Astrology filly, Hip 631, worked in : 20 4/5 on the last day of the OBS June under tack show

    Two Fillies Fastest Workers in OBS Under Tack Finale

    A filly from the first crop of sprinter Poseidon’s Warrior and an Astrology filly posted bullet works June 10 as Ocala Breeders’ Sales concluded its under tack show in preparation for next week’s 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.

  • Hip 491, an Into Mischief colt, breezes a quarter-mile at OBS

    Into Mischief Colt Tops OBS Under Tack Session

    For the second day in a row, one of the fastest workers during the June 9 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale under tack show session came from Jaime Mejia's Thoroughbred Champions Training Center.

  • Hip 354, a Midshipman colt, breezes a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 at OBS

    Midnight Lute, Midshipman Colts Work Fastest at OBS

    A Midnight Lute colt and a son of Midshipman turned in the fastest eighth-mile and quarter-mile works June 8, during the second session of the under tack show for the June 13-14 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old and horses in training sale.

  • Hip 373, a colt by Orb

    Agent O'Neill Bullish on Stallion Orb

    Agent Dennis O'Neill has high regard for Orb, whose progeny have been in high demand at 2-year-olds in training sales this year, purchasing one of the Claiborne Farm stallion's 2-year-olds for $710,000.

  • The Orb colt sold for $710,000 to agent Dennis O'Neill

    Orb Colt Lives Up to Buzz Selling For $710,000

    A son of Orb who was one of the buzz horses during the second session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's 2-year-olds in training sale lived up to expectations when he was purchased by Dennis O'Neill, agent for Amr Zedan, for $710,000.

  • Hip 79, a Smart Strike filly, was the session topper at $525,000

    Smart Strike Filly Leads the Way at Midlantic Sale

    Led by a Smart Strike filly sold for $525,000, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training got off to a solid start May 22 with across-the-board gains in a market that continued the trends seen earlier in the juvenile auction season.

  • Wes Carter with the Into Mischief filly

    Into Mischief Filly Scores for Carter, Vogel

    When an Into Mischief filly with no stakes horses in her first two dams left the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale ring on a final bid of $425,000, it represented a major score for consignor Wes Carter and his client, Carolyn Vogel.

  • Speedy Smart Strike Filly Brings $525,000

    A Smart Strike filly, who was one of the fastest workers during the under tack show, was bought by Chris Brothers' Xavier International Bloodstock for $525,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • The shedrow at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Maryland

    Midlantic Sale Forecast: More of the Same

    The bull market seen in the previous 2-year-old in training sales is expected to continue at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, with high hopes that the strong top-end market will have a trickle-down effect on the middle and bottom price points.

  • Mike Ryan

    Agent Ryan Not Surprised by Cloud Computing's Win

    The sale grounds at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic were abuzz the morning of May 21 about the previous day's racing at Pimlico Race Course highlighted by the Preakness Stakes (G1) victory of Seth Klarman and William Lawrence's Cloud Computing.

  • Recruiting Ready, with Horacio Karamanos aboard, wins the Chick Lang

    Recruiting Ready's Chick Lang Win Popular With Locals

    They raised the roof on the large Under Armour hospitality tent in the Pimlico Race Course infield after Recruiting Ready sprinted to victory for owner Sagamore Farm in the Maker’s Mark Chick Lang Stakes on the May 20 Preakness (G1) undercard.