Ron Mitchell

  • 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.

  • Graydar

    F-T Pinhooks Topped by Graydar Colts

    If weanling price is an indication of how a particular horse sells as a yearling the following year, two offspring of first-crop sire Graydar should be in demand at the July 12 Fasig-Tipton selected yearling sale in Lexington.

  • As Borell Released, Cruelty Laws Questioned

    A case in Central Kentucky that has resulted in 43 charges of second degree animal cruelty against Charles “Chuck” Borell and trainer Maria Borell has brought to the fore the laws in the state governing acts such as abandonment.

  • The Mercer County farm where 43 horses were allegedly abandoned

    Probe Into Abandoned Horses Continues

    A day after 43 charges of second-degree animal cruelty were filed against Charles Borell and his trainer daughter Maria, investigators with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture continued to work on identifying and locating owners of the horses.

  • Maria Borell, left, and Chuck Borell

    Borells Charged With Animal Cruelty

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.

  • TAA Ready to Assist With Abandoned Horses

    When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.

  • A for sale sign at the front entrance of the Mercer County, Ky. farm where starving horses are located

    Kentucky Neglect Case Under Investigation

    As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.

  • Too Early to Gauge 'Brexit' Effect on Sales

    Management of two major U.S. equine sales companies say it is too early to tell if the 52%-48% vote in favor of Great Britain exiting the European Union and the resulting drop in currency values will impact upcoming North American yearling sales.

  • Hip 926, a colt by City Zip, brought $800,000.

    Record-Priced City Zip Colt Tops OBS Sale

    Topped by a sale record $800,000 City Zip colt purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale ended on a strong note June 17.

  • OBS June 2016 Hip 866 Into Mischief - Simple Symphony

    Into Mischief Filly Tops Third OBS Session

    For the second day in a row, a telephone bid secured the topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale, when John Fort went to $250,000 to buy an Into Mischief filly during a session that saw numbers continue to spiral downward.

  • 1026—f., Majesticperfection—Undervalued, by Cox’s Ridge

    Fastnet Rock Colt on Offer at OBS Day 4

    A colt by Fastnet Rock has generated a lot of interest leading up to the June 17 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, and is one of the top hips to watch during the session.