Ron Mitchell/The Horse

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

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

Thoroughbred Rapid Redux Retired

Thoroughbred Rapid Redux retired Read More

Proposed Kentucky Race Day Salix Ban Fails

The KHRC voted 7-7 not to approve a recommendation that would have phased out the medication over three years. Read More

Horse's Shoe Caused Fatal Hyperbaric Tank Explosion

Sparks caused by a kicking horse's steel shoes prompted a fatal hyperbaric oxygen chamber explosion. Read More

Veitch Suspension Connected to Life At Ten Incident Upheld

The Life At Ten incident ultimately led to the implementation of new veterinary practices in racing. Read More

Rachel Alexandra to be Released from Hospital Jan. 30 or 31

Rachel Alexandra was admitted Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital as a precautionary measure after her colt's birth. Read More

Kentucky Panel Approves New Racing Medication Rules

The Equine Drug Research Council gave approval to changes in disciplinary measures for medication violations. Read More

Retirement Home Sought for Thoroughbred Rapid Redux

The horse tied the record for most wins in a year and broke the U.S. record for consecutive wins. Read More

KHRC Chief Steward Dismissed In Midst of Investigation

Veitch was the subject of an investigation into Life At Ten's running in the 2010 Breeders' Ladies' Classic. Read More

Breeders' Cup 2010: Delay to File Life At Ten Report Sought

The hearing officer in the investigation requested a 30-day extension to complete his report to the KHRC. Read More

Breeders' Cup: Tab in Life At Ten Case Exceeds $100,000

A probe into Life At Ten's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic performance has cost more than $100,000 to date. Read More

Ruling Could Affect Equine Drug Testing Regulations

A New York Supreme Court ruling regarding that state's out-of-competition drug testing has other implications. Read More

Adjunct Bleeder Medication Ban Advanced in Kentucky

A KHRC advisory panel approved a recommendation to prohibit the race day use of adjunct bleeder medications. Read More

KHRC Drug Testing Changes Showing Benefits

The KHRC's new laboratory choice and decision to revamp testing protocol are yielding positive results. Read More

KHRC Review of Medications in Horse Racing Begins

The KHRC has begun reviewing and revising the state's horse racing medication regulations. Read More

Churchill Downs Tornado Repairs Moving Along

Efforts to repair nine barns and the chapel at Churchill Downs--the home of the Kentucky Derby--heavily Read More

Veitch, Veterinarians Testify in Life At Ten Case

The chief state steward overseeing racing in Kentucky and several veterinarians working at Churchill Downs Read More

Breeders' Cup: Veitch Defends Actions in Life At Ten Case

John Veitch, the chief state steward for Kentucky Thoroughbred racing, defended his actions June 28 in the Read More

Breeders' Cup: Life At Ten Case Drawing to a Close

The Life At Ten saga will enter its final stage June 28 when a hearing begins into whether senior Kentucky Read More

Tornado at Churchill Downs: 'Miracle No One Was Hurt'

No horses or humans were injured when a tornado ripped through several barns at Churchill Downs on June 22. Read More