Ron Mitchell

  • 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.

  • Consignors Liz Crow and Paul Sharp with trainer Jeff Mullins

    Sharp's Pinhooking Group Remains Grounded

    Despite knocking it out of the park with a modestly-priced colt sold at public auction for seven figures, a pinhook partnership put together by Paul Sharp and Liz Crow will remain grounded and not get too carried away with its instant success.

  • Hip 264, a colt by Flat Out, was one of seven that posted a furlong in :10

    Heat Is On at Fasig-Tipton Under Tack Show

    With near-record temperatures May 17, many consignors of horses entered in next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale praised the sale company's decision a year ago to spread the under tack show breezes over three days.

  • Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale begins  May 22

    Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under Tack Show Kicks Off

    A filly from the first crop of Take Charge Indy and a Cape Blanco filly each breezed an eighth-mile in :10, the fastest time at the distance during the under tack show in preparation for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Lot 35, a Street Sense colt purchased by Kerri Radcliffe for Phoenix Thoroughbreds

    Street Sense Colt Major Pinhook Score at Arqana

    A Street Sense colt purchased at last year's Keeneland September yearling sale for $15,000 lit up the bid board during the May 12 Arqana breeze up sale in France, selling for a sale record €1.4 million (US$1,521,660).

  • Sloppy morning at Churchill Downs

    Soggy Start to Oaks Day; No Derby Scratches

    Steady rain provided a wet start to the May 5 Kentucky Oaks day card at Churchill Downs and was forecast to continue throughout the day. Also there were no scratches out of the May 6 Kentucky Derby before the 9 a.m. Friday scratch deadline.

  • Billy Koch of Solana Beach Sales

    Creative Cause Filly's Sale Emotional for Koch

    After scoring a big pinhooking profit during the April 28 final session of Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, Billy Koch became emotional when discussing the effort required to get a horse to that point.

  • Union Rags colt sold for $1 million

    Union Rags Colt Hits for New Partnership Group

    A new pinhooking partnership group made a big hit at the April 27 session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale, where a Union Rags colt was sold for $1 million, a tie for the second-highest price of the sale.

  • More Than Ready filly sold for $1 millon

    More Than Ready Filly Led OBS Sale Briefly

    For a brief moment April 27, a dark bay or brown daughter of More Than Ready (Hip 778) was the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale-topper when sold for $1 million, only to be eclipsed by the record-priced Tiznow colt (Hip 793) sold for $2.45 million.

  • HIp 793, a colt by Tiznow, brought $2.45 million

    Tiznow Colt Brings $2.45 Million at OBS

    A Tiznow colt out of the Distorted Humor mare Moonbow lit up the board during the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale when he sold to Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $2.45 million April 27.

  • Speedway Stable Strikes Late for Malibu Moon Filly

    Among the last horses through the ring during the April 26 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale was an attractive daughter of Malibu Moon who eventually went to Speedway Stable for $650,000.

  • Hip 584, 2017 OBS 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

    Medaglia d'Oro Colt New OBS Sale Topper

    A son of Medaglia d'Oro produced by grade 2 winner Indian Vale was purchased by a high-powered partnership for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Juveniles get ready to head into the auction ring during the OBS spring sale

    Bull Run Continues at OBS Spring Sale

    Continuing the momentum from the previous day’s opening session, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring auction of 2-year-olds in training continued its bull run April 26, with strong increases in gross and average prices.

  • Hip 345, a filly by Munnings, sold for $425,000 April 26 at the OBS spring sale

    Filly’s Price Tag is Right for the Prices

    Andro and Tracey Price had the biggest score to date for their pinhooking operation when a Munnings filly bought for $67,000 sold for $425,000 during the April 26 of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale.

  • Hip 383 sold for $575,000

    Distorted Humor Filly Brings $575,000 at OBS

    A well-bred daughter of Distorted Humor sold for $575,000 to become the first 2-year-old of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale to pass the half-million dollar mark early April 26.

  • Hip 28, an Orb colt consigned by Randy Miles, topped the April 25 first session of the OBS spring sale

    OBS April First Session Soars

    With brisk across-the-board trade, the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training kicked off with double-digit increases in gross and average.

  • Hip 262, a filly by Creative Cause, brought $575,000

    Creative Cause Filly Sells for $575,000

    A daughter of Creative Cause was purchased by Peter Brant's White Birch Farm for $575,000 to become the second-highest priced offering on the April 25 first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Jacob West, director of bloodstock services for Three Chimneys

    Orb Colt Grew Up, Brought $685,000 at OBS

    An Orb colt purchased as a yearling for $30,000, reflecting his small size, brought a high bid of $685,000 from Three Chimneys Bloodstock, as agent, during the April 25 session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.