Keyword: Ron Mitchell

  • FT October: My Conquestadory's Half Sister

    Paul Tackett talks about My Conquestadory's half sister, Hip 736, whom he is consigning in the Fasig-Tipton October Sale. Paul says this filly has had many lookers after just a day and a half and the filly reminds him of My Conquestadory in the shoulders and head.

  • Talkin' Horses with David Milch

    David Milch, the Thoroughbred horse owner who created the racetrack-themed dramatic series "Luck" that premiered on HBO Jan. 29.

  • 'Luck' Creator Milch Guest on Talkin' Horses

    David Milch, creator of the HBO series 'Luck,' will discuss the highly acclaimed show during an appearance on's Talkin' Horses podcast that will air online at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 5/8/2011

    Ron Mitchell reports on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, the day after his Derby victory. Plus, Preakness plans for some of those who finished behind him.

  • Dublin sizzled five furlongs in :59.20 at Churchill Downs on April 19.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Dublin Sizzles in First Work at Churchill

    In his first work over the track, William Mack and Robert Baker's Dublin sizzled five furlongs in :59.20 at Churchill Downs April 19 as he continues to work toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Zayat Stables includes Eskendereya, winner of the 2010 Fountain of Youth.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Bank Opposes Zayat's Use of Cash Collateral

    Fifth Third Bank has filed a motion asking a bankruptcy court not to permit Zayat Stables to use the bank's cash collateral for operating expenses until such time it can provide additional collateral or use other funds.

  • Training the Offspring of Street Cry

    As a companion to the article in the January 30, 2010 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine, Ron Mitchell talks with Oliver Tait about Street Cry, his qualities and the qualities of his offspring.

  • Earle I. Mack

    Horse Owner Mack Helps With Haiti Effort

    As Thoroughbred owner Earle I. Mack saw and read reports about the difficulty of the relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people, he felt a call to action.

  • 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird was in the mutuel field in each of the three future wagering periods. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Churchill Shortens Period for Future Wagers

    Churchill Downs will offer three Future Wager Pools for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and one Future Wager Pool for the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Each wagering period will be for three days.

  • Ky Sen. Damon Thayer

    Thayer Delays Committee Vote on Gaming Bill

    Saying his bill for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in the state is gaining support from some members of the Kentucky horse industry, Republican Sen. Damon Thayer put action on the bill on hold Jan. 13.

  • Friesan Fire won the 2009 Louisiana Derby.

    Purse Hike Among Louisiana Derby Changes

    Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots has raised the purse of the grade II Louisiana Derby to $750,000, increased the distance to 1 1/8 miles and moved the 3-year-old fixture to March 27, five weeks prior to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Talkin' Horses Podcast with John Asher

    John Asher, vice president of Racing Communications at Churchill Downs answers questions about night racing at Churchill Downs, the recent defeat of the VLT Bill in the Kentucky Senate, the Kentucky Derby and more. Transcript Now Available!

  • Bennie "Chip" Woolley, Jr. was all smiles the morning after the Kentucky Derby.

    The Morning After: Basking in the Derby Glow

    On a cool, wet May 3 morning in the barn area of Churchill Downs, the owners and trainer of Mine That Bird were basking in the limelight while still trying to absorb what had transpired the previous day when the 3-year-old gelding posted a stunning 6 3/4-length victory over Pioneerof the Nile in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Square Eddie, seen here on April 26, will not run in this year's Kentucky Derby.

    Square Eddie Out of Kentucky Derby

    J. Paul Reddam's Square Eddie will not run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Doug O'Neill told The Blood-Horse early April 28.

  • Desert Party working at Churchill Downs on April 25.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Godolphin's Desert Party on Track for Derby

    Desert Party was the second of two Godolphin Racing horses on the track at Churchill Downs April 25 to complete his works for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and his :59 3/5 timing for five furlongs was second only behind stablemate Regal Ransom's bullet work of :59 1/5.

  • Regal Ransom Zips Over Churchill Surface

    Godolphin Racing's Regal Ransom showed his affinity for the Churchill Downs surface when the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor zipped five furlongs in a bullet :59 1/5 April 25 in his final preparation for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Rick Dutrow

    April 23 Hearing Set In Dutrow Case

    A hearing has been scheduled for April 23 into trainer Rick Dutrow's appeal of a 15-day suspension from Kentucky stewards after his horse, Salute the Count, allegedly tested positive for an excessive amount of clenbuterol following a stakes race at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2008.

  • Stewart's Five-Year Suspension Upheld

    A hearing officer has ruled that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission acted properly when it handed a five-year suspension to veterinarian Dr. Rodney Stewart after cobra venom and other prohibited substances were found in a barn and in his truck at Keeneland in June 2007.

  • Heart Ashley flies to victory in the Cicada.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Heart Ashley Zips to Cicada Victory

    Zayat Stable's Heart Ashley took the lead out of the gate and never looked back as the 3-year-old daughter of Lion Heart ran away with the $107,300 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 14.

  • Mulligan Listed as Critical but Stable

    Mike Mulligan, a leading consignor at horse sales who was injured in a fall March 3, was listed in critical but stable condition at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida March 5.

  • Sky Mesa

    Additional Surgery for Sky Mesa

    Sky Mesa, the 9-year-old stallion who underwent colic surgery Feb. 15, is being kept at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital where an additional operation was performed Feb. 19 to correct an impaction, according to Three Chimneys farm president Case Clay.

  • Injury Database Could Face Resistance

    A new national racetrack injury database will have problems achieving widespread compliance without a large measure of anonymity and confidentiality, a Kentucky racetrack veterinarian said Sept. 15.

  • Best of Talkin' Horses Book Published

    Eclipse Press has announced the release of Best of Talkin' Horses, a compilation of the popular online chats with the movers and shakers in the Thoroughbred racing industry featured on