Frank Mitchell

bloodstock in the bluegrass: Afleet Express

In a continuing series on new stallions in Kentucky, Frank Mitchell centers his focus on Gainesway Farm’s Travers-winning Afleet Express.

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: Warrior’s Reward

Frank Mitchell in his bloodstock in the bluegrass blog is doing a series of new Kentucky stallions and focuses on Spendthrift Farm’s Warrior’s Reward today.

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Miesque

Very few top-class racemares equal their acclaim on the racecourse with their success as producers. One of those who did, however, was the great Nureyev mare Miesque, who was euthanized due to infirmities of old age on Jan. 20 at the Oak Tree division of Lane’s End outside Lexington. So this week, rather than focusing on […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Ave, Wickedly Perfect and Negligee

Editor’s Note: If you would like to watch today’s session of the Keeneland January sale, click here. Follow the results here. At the opening session of Keeneland’s 2011 January Horses of All Ages Sale, those horses with racing performances at the highest level once again led the prices as Grade 1 winners Ave, Wickedly Perfect, […]

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bloodstock in the bluegrass: Mr. Greeley doubled down with international successes at the highest level

In his bloodstock in the bluegrass blog, Frank Mitchell gives a fitting tribute to the great son of Gone West who died on Tuesday and will buried at Gainesway farm.

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Jersey Town

Owner-breeder Charles Fipke is the luckiest man in the world. As a professional geologist and entrepreneur, he literally finds mountains of gold and gems. And as a hobby, he breeds Grade 1 racehorses. Even there, Fipke is lucky. Two years ago, his homebred Tale of Ekati (by Tale of the Cat) won the Cigar Mile […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Ocala Stud Hits the Jackpot at Delta

The value and success of the Delta Jackpot at Louisiana’s Delta Downs shows, without any qualifying comments, that increased purses bring increased competition and better horses. Just a few years ago, racing at Delta Downs was synonymous with “cheap” racing. There was a massive stigma against horses racing there because they ran for small purses […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Great Value In Racing Class

By Frank Mitchell If there was a question in anyone’s mind, recent transactions have once again proven that the ultimate arbiter of value is racing performance. Both the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale and the opening session of the Keeneland November sale were topped by racehorses and producers with sterling on-course ability. On Sunday at Fasig-Tipton, […]

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Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: Irving Cowan

By Frank Mitchell A Thoroughbred breeder and owner for about 40 years, Irving Cowan built his business success on the ownership and management of hotels in South Florida, and he built his breeding and racing operation on outstanding broodmares. The two foundation mares for his international successes are a pair of unraced Mr. Prospector mares […]

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: Street Cry

By Frank Mitchell One of America’s leading stallions has contenders in two Breeders’ Cup races on Saturday of different distances, the Dirt Mile, and in the 10-furlong Classic. The sire is Street Cry, who stands at Darley in Lexington at the old Jonabell Farm on Bowman’s Mill Road. Street Cry himself was a top-class juvenile […]

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