Ron Mitchell

Ron Mitchell is Online Managing Editor for The Blood-Horse magazine. A Lexington native, Mitchell joined The Blood-Horse after serving in editorial capacities with The Thoroughbred Record and Thoroughbred Times, specializing in business and auction aspects of the industry, and was editor-in-chief of the award-winning Horsemen’s Journal. As online managing editor, Mitchell works closely with The Blood-Horse news editor and other departments to make sure the website content is the most thorough and accurate source for all Thoroughbred news, results, videos, and data.

Articles by Ron Mitchell

Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer starts for horses. Read More

NYRA Official: No Rules Broken at Belmont Test Barn

No rules were apparently broken when General a Rod arrived late to Belmont's pre-race test barn. Read More

Churchill Downs Looking into Horse Death

The track is investigating the death of a 5-year-old mare en route to the paddock for schooling. Read More

Eight Horses Die in Barn Fire near Keeneland Race Course

Eight Thoroughbreds died in an early morning fire in a barn located near the Keeneland stable area. Read More

Tygart: Parallels between Olympics and Horse Racing

The USADA's CEO sees parallels between racing and the Olympics when it comes to oversight on medications. Read More

Thoroughbred Racehorse Bond Holder Treated for Laminitis

The connections of the colt, who had been on the Kentucky Derby trail, are "guardedly optimistic." Read More

Kentucky Supreme Court Will Not Review Cobra Venom Case

The court declined to review a ruling overturning a suspension imposed on equine vet Rodney Stewart, DVM. Read More

Split Decision in Life At Ten Case

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ordered reconsideration of the one-year suspension handed to John Veitch. Read More

Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. Read More

Regulator Says Racehorse Monzante Was 'Salvageable'

A regulator says Monzante's trainer and a private veterinarian apparently made the decision to euthanize him. Read More

Improvements Seen in Ellis Park Racetrack Surface

Ellis Park recently removed an inordinate amount of rock from its dirt surface to improve the track's safety. Read More

Banned Equine Surgery Prompts British Trainer's Suspension

A horse in the trainer's care raced after undergoing a biaxial neurectomy, a surgery banned for racehorses. Read More

Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed. Read More

Orb Sponsorship to Benefit Charities

The sponsorship benefits the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation. Read More

Ky. Commission Seeks Review of Cobra Venom Ruling

The recent ruling overturned a suspension imposed on Rodney Stewart, DVM, for cobra venom possession. Read More

Court Overturns Vet's Suspension in Cobra Venom Case

A Kentucky court overturned a suspension handed to Rodney Stewart, DVM, for the possession of cobra venom. Read More

New Mexico Slaughter Facility Bill Rejected

The bill that would have authorized a study evaluating the feasibility of a horse processing facility. Read More

New Mexico Panel Approves Horse Processing Study

The study will evaluate the feasibility of locating a facility in the state to process horsemeat. Read More

Necropsies Ordered in Aqueduct Racehorse Deaths

The order comes following the fourth catastrophic injury at the track since the current meet began on Dec. 12. Read More

Kentucky Equine Receipts Projected to Rise in 2013

Economists are forecasting an upturn in equine receipts in 2013 after the industry saw steady sales in 2012. Read More

Fort Larned Wins Thrilling 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic

The 4-year-old colt led from gate to wire to take the Classic on jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.'s birthday. Read More

Oaklawn Park Pre-Race Veterinary Exams Could Be Enhanced

All horses racing at Oaklawn Park in 2013 will likely will undergo a pre-race examination. Read More

Kentucky Attempting to Reduce Racehorse Fatalities

The changes came about after eight racing fatalities occurred during the month of May at Churchill Downs. Read More

Ky. Derby, Oaks Samples Tested for Dermorphin

The natural opiate has been detected in more than 30 racehorses in recent weeks. Read More

Equine Chiropractor Asset to Kentucky Derby Winner's Team

Larry Jones has been a looming presence on the backside of Pimlico Race Course during Preakness week. Read More