Ron Mitchell

  • Inside Straight wins Manitoba Derby.

    Inside Straight Trumps Canadian Derby Field

    Inside Straight, who scored his first stakes win last out after several transformations, tops the oversubscribed field for the Aug. 20 Canadian Derby (Can-III) at Northlands Park Racetrack and Casino in in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Stuart Morris and clients bypassed the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale and chose OBS for their Flatter pinhook

    Flatter Colt Tops OBS Pinhook Prospects

    When Stuart Morris and his clients were deciding on venues for their yearlings being offered for sale, they chose the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August sale for a son of Flatter, bypassing the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale

  • Hip 458 was the sale topper at $450,000

    Uncle Mo Colt Sets F-T New York-Bred Record

    Mo Diddley, a son of Uncle Mo from the family of champion Bear Now, became the highest-priced yearling ever sold at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale Aug. 14 when he was bought by Everett Dobson's Cheyenne Stables for $450,000.

  • Hip 490 sold for $335,000

    Upstart's Half Brother to Trainer Rice

    Trainer Linda Rice continued her bullish buying at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale Aug. 14, this time taking down a Mineshaft colt who is a half brother to millionaire Upstart for $335,000.

  • Hip 458 sells for $450,000

    Dobson Acquires Uncle Mo Colt for $450,000

    Mo Diddley, a son of Uncle Mo from the family of champion Bear Now, was bought by Everett Dobson's Cheyenne Stables for $450,000 to become the new sale-topper at the midpoint of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale.

  • Hip 385 sold for $375,000

    City Zip Colt Brings $375,000 at NY-Bred Sale

    A City Zip colt from the Indian Creek consignment was purchased by Linda Rice on behalf of Sheila Rosenblum for $375,000 to become the top-priced offering at the Aug. 14 Fasig-Tipton sale of New York-bred yearlings.

  • Tree on roof of Barn 4.

    Sale Buzz About the Storm, Postponement

    The buzz around the barn area for the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale the morning of Aug. 14 was all about the developments the previous day when the sale’s first session was rescheduled following a major thunderstorm.

  • A tree falls in a storm at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga.

    Storm Postpones Fasig-Tipton NY-Bred Sale

    Due to a horrific storm that moved through upstate New York Aug. 13, the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale was postponed for the evening and is rescheduled to Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. EDT for one continuous session.

  • Sales barn at the Fasig-Tipton NY-bred sale in Saratoga

    New York-Bred Yearling Sale on a Roll

    With the higher-profile Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale now in the history books, many of the same consignors who had horses in that sale are gearing up for the New York-bred yearling sale.

  • The Fasig-Tipton sale of New York-bred yearlings begins Aug. 13

    Hips to Watch in New York-Bred Sale Day 1

    A son of The Factor purchased as a weanling for $190,000 is among the top horses to watch for during the Aug. 13 first session of the Fasig-Tipton sale of New York-bred yearlings in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Hip 191, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro, topped the sale at $1.45 million.

    F-T Saratoga Sale Posts Modest Declines

    The opportunity to buy a well-bred filly from the stock of Josephine Abercrombie proved irresistible to Mandy Pope, who bought a Medaglia d’Oro filly from the breeder for $1.45 million to top the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Aug. 9.

  • Hip 164, a half brother to Princess of Sylmar, brought $800,000

    Another Tapit Brings Big Number at F-T

    The appetite for Tapit yearlings continued Aug. 9 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale when a half brother to four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar was sold to China Horse Club for $800,000.

  • Hip 111 was the day 1 sale topper

    Powerhouse Owners Team Up on F-T Topper

    Powerhouse owners Stonestreet Stables and Coolmore Stud joined forces to buy a Pioneerof the Nile colt for $950,000 to top the Aug. 8 first day of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Hip 111 sold for $950,000

    Pioneerof the Nile Colt New Sale Topper

    A Pioneerof the Nile colt who was one of the last horses through the ring was sold for $950,000 to become the top-priced offering at the Aug. 8 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Hip 61 sold for $800,000

    Songbird's Half Sister Sells for $800,000

    A Ghostzapper filly who is a half sister to superstar Songbird was purchased by Tom Haughey's PTK Racing for $800,000 during the Aug. 8 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale

  • Consignor Andrew Motion

    Motion Thrilled to be at F-T Saratoga Sale

    Andrew Motion’s life has come full circle. Motion, who has a one-horse consignment to the Saratoga selected yearling sale, worked on the Fasig-Tipton muck crew when he was young and accompanied his father, agent Michael Motion, to the auction.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale begins Aug. 8

    Animal Kingdom Filly Among Hips to Watch

    An Animal Kingdom filly, a daughter of Frankel, Songbird's half sister, and the only colt by War Front in the sale highlight the potential top sellers at the Aug. 8 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

    Recent Trends Expected to Continue at F-T

    Fasig-Tipton doled out the hospitality for buyers and sellers over the weekend as a lead-up to the week's Saratoga selected yearling sale in which recent the recent trend of polarization between the top and bottom is expected to continue.

  • Stellar Wind (outside) edges Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

    Stellar Wind a F-T Saratoga Success Story

    For John Stuart, the champion filly Stellar Wind, sold at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale for $40,000, epitomizes how the super-selectivity of yearling sales buyers can end up costing them the opportunity to purchase a future champion.

  • Dilger: Saratoga Sale 'A Different Ballgame'

    When Gerry Dilger takes his Dromoland Farm consignment to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale, he emphasizes quality over quantity. If last year’s results are any indication, there is something to be said for having a boutique group in a boutique sale.

  • The Mercer County farm in central Ky.

    Charles Borell Enters Not Guilty Plea

    An attorney for Charles “Chuck” Borell on Aug. 1 entered a plea of not guilty on his client’s behalf to 43 charges of second-degree animal cruelty in connection with the abandonment of horses at a farm in Central Kentucky.

  • Ruling Favors Historical Racing Graphics

    A Kentucky judge has ruled that the manner in which a race result is depicted on historical racing machines to determine if a player has won or lost is not a factor in whether the electronic form of gaming is legal.

  • Charles Borell

    Borell Arraignment Set for Aug. 1

    As volunteers continue to care for 28 horses apparently abandoned at a Central Kentucky farm, one of two individuals charged with animal cruelty in connection with the incident is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Curalina, winning the La Troienne

    Shuvee Class Drop for Grade I Winner Curalina

    Only two races removed from her third grade I win, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina takes a class drop and looms a huge standout in the four-horse field entered in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mountaineer

    Mountaineer's Leading Trainer Suspended

    Edward Clouston, runaway leader in the trainers’ standings at Mountaineer Racetrack, has been fined $1,500 and suspended 15 days for a medication violation, with an additional 30 days added as a result having two offenses within a 365-day period.

  • Pete Bradley.

    Bradley Reflects on Big Day at Saratoga

    Lexington agent Pete Bradley enjoyed a big day at Saratoga Race Course July 23, with a grade I win by Dacita in the Diana, and two horses he bought and sold finishing first and second in the grade III Sanford.

  • Historical racing machine at Kentucky Downs

    Historical Racing Argued Again in Court

    Attorneys for two sides in the convoluted court battle over historical race wagering in Kentucky were in court again July 25, arguing whether the type machines in use at Kentucky Downs are in compliance with state regulations.

  • Postponed

    Postponed to Miss King George VI Stakes

    Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Postponed will miss the opportunity to defend his title in the group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Qipco July 23 due to a respiratory infection.

  • Stormy Lucy, to be bred to Frankel

    F-T Sale-Topper Stormy Lucy to Frankel

    Grade I winner Stormy Lucy, who topped the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 when she sold for $575,000, will be bred to Frankel on Southern Hemisphere breeding time this year.

  • Hip 222, a Curlin colt, brought $475,000.

    Curlin Colt Lights Up F-T Bid Board

    A beautiful son of Curlin lit up the bid board at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale when he was purchased by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds for $475,000.

  • Fasig-Tipton in Kentucky

    Filly by Violence Tops Early at F-T July Sale

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $235,000 to purchase a filly from the first crop of Violence during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton July selected yearling sale. The filly was consigned as Hip 61 by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale

    F-T Watch List Topped by Tapit Colts

    The list of horses to watch during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale July 12 in Lexington is topped by the only two yearlings in the auction by leading sire Tapit.

  • Stormy Lucy

    Stormy Lucy Sold in Private Transaction

    Grade I winner Stormy Lucy was purchased by SF Bloodstock for $575,000 in a private transaction after leaving the ring unsold at the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 in Lexington. The price is the highest at the auction.

  • Kitness and her March colt by Candy Ride

    Eutrophia Farm Horses Popular at F-T

    Topped by the Storm Cat mare Kitness, the dispersal of horses owned by Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander’s Eutrophia Farm grossed $1,673,000 during the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale.