3/19/08 RAMSEYS REPEAT WINNER AS 2007 KTM AWARD HONOREE - CLICK TO READ ARTICLE

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  SEE CUMULATIVE STAKES WINS THROUGH 8/7/08

  SEE CUMULATIVE GRADED STAKES WINS THROUGH 8/7/08


  SEE CUMULATIVE WINS AT 2008 MEETS

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In 1994, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey bought Almahurst Farm, outside of Nicholasville, Ky., birthplace of 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator and Standardbred legend Greyhound, and renamed it Ramsey Farm. The purchase of the historic property was soon followed by great successes at the track that belied the couple’s relative newness to the sport.

Ken and Sarah both are natives of Artemus, in eastern Kentucky.  After graduating from the University of Kentucky on the G.I. Bill, Ken Ramsey held several executive positions with trucking firms and then went into real estate.  As the real estate business began to lose its appeal, Ramsey began to buy cellular telephone network franchises, eventually accumulating a string principally along Interstate 75 in northeastern Georgia and southeastern Kentucky. He sold his business in 1994 for an estimated $39 million.

The sale of the company allowed Ken to get back to an earlier hobby—horse racing.  He had first entered racing in 1969 when he claimed Red Redeemer for $1,500 at old Miles Park in Louisville. The horse, blind in one eye, never won again. Ken held a trainer’s license for a short time but gave it up to focus on his cellular business.

Since their immersion in racing, the Ramseys have experienced incredible success.  They received the 2004 Eclipse Award for outstanding owners, due in large part to the success of homebred champion turf male KITTEN'S JOY.  That year, three of their homebreds ran in the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, with Kitten’s Joy finishing second in the Turf and Roses in May second in the Classic, for purse earnings of $1,200,000. They raced grade I winner Roses in May, winner of the 2005 Dubai World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.  The Ramseys were North America’s leading owners by earnings in 2005.  In 2006 they won the Kentucky Thoroughbred Media award for owning the most winners at Kentucky tracks in a calendar year, marking their seventh consecutive KTM honor. They have collected a record 12 leading owner titles at Churchill Downs, including nine straight titles between the spring 2000 and spring 2004 meets. They also have been leading owners at Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, and Turfway Park, where they won two leading owner titles in 2007

In 2007, the Ramseys had three starters in the Breeders’ Cup: John C. Mabee Handicap winner Precious Kitten, who finished a surprising eighth in the Filly and Mare Turf, Vosburgh runner-up Talent Search, who finished third in the Sprint, and Cannonball, who finished third in the inaugural Juvenile Turf.  Precious Kitten was a named a finalist for the 2008 Eclipse Award for Champion Female Turf Horse.  The Ramseys finished 2007 as top 10 owners nationally, with earnings of $3,996,973.


Ramsey Farm, managed by Mark Partridge, now covers more than 1,200 acres and is home to 161 broodmares and the stallions CATIENUS, recently moved from New York where he was the leading sire, and KITTEN'S JOY , who entered stud duty in 2006. Kitten’s First (Sarah’s nickname is Kitten), dam of Kitten’s Joy and Precious Kitten, foundered and was euthanized in January 2006.  Kitten’s First also is the dam of stakes winner Justenuffheart, dam of champion and 2006 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Dreaming of Anna. The couple currently has 65 horses in training with Bobby Frankel, Mike Maker, Mark Shuman, Ronny Werner, Charlton Baker, Richard Schosberg, Wesley Ward and Tom Voss. They ended their five-year association with trainer Dale Romans in late 2006. 

Sarah Ramsey continues to recover from a serious stroke she suffered in February 2007.
The Ramseys have four children and six grandchildren

 

9/2/08 - The Ramseys win the OWNERS AWARD at Saratoga with 12 wins!


The Ramseys have been among the most successful owners in Kentucky this decade, winning nearly two dozen owners' titles at Kentucky tracks:

Saratoga
2008-12 wins

Churchill Spring:

2000 19 wins
2001 14 wins
2002 19 wins
2003 14 wins
2004 19 wins
2006 21 wins
2008 19 wins

Churchill Fall:

2000 6 wins
2001 9 wins
2002 7 wins
2003 12 wins
2005 7 wins
2007 7 wins
2008 24 wins
(Record 13 Owners Titles)


Keeneland Spring:


2004 5 wins
2006 6 wins
(shared with Heiligbrodt Racing Stable)
2008-8 wins

Keeneland Fall:


2000 4 wins (shared with John C. Oxley)
2002 4 wins (shared with WinStar Farm, LLC)
2007 6 wins (shared with Overbrook Farm)
2008- 8 wins


Turfway:

2003 fall meet with 5 wins
2004 fall meet with 5 wins
2007 winter/spring meet with 10 wins
2007 holiday meet with 6 wins
2008 winter/spring meet with 12 wins
2008 fall meet 5 wins
2008 Holiday Meet, 8 wins

Ellis Park:

2003 meet with 10 wins


Saratoga:

2008 12 wins

 



RAMSEYS CLINCH RECORD 13TH ‘LEADING OWNER’ TITLE AT CHURCHILL SPRING '08

With the regard to the chase for the leading owner of the 52-day Churchill Downs Spring Meet, just say that the fat lady is in full-throated song.

Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who had combined to win a record 12 owners titles at Churchill Downs, extended that mark to 13 with a pair of victories on Wednesday’s racing program.

Those victories opened a seven-win lead (19-12) over Maggi Moss, who was the leading owner of the 2007 Spring Meet and has only five horses entered races over the current meet’s final four days. The Ramseys’ title-clinching victories on Wednesday were supplied by Duty Roster in sixth race and Self Made Man, who added win No. 19 in the seventh race.

The wins by the Ramsey runners were part of a big day for trainer Mike Maker. He also saddled Rollin Fishback and Charles Logsdon’s Kippersol to victory in the third race to become the third trainer of the meet to enjoy a three-win day. Others who accomplished the triple were Ken McPeek on May 24 and Steve Asmussen on June 19.

The Ramseys won nine consecutive meet titles (Spring 2000-04, Fall 2000-03) en route to their record overall haul of 13.

Ken and Sarah Ramsey led all owners with 8 wins and earned their 5th Keeneland owners title.

Churchill Downs: Mott’s Indescribable takes Cardinal, Ramseys set Fall Meet win record…

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20081116/SPORTS08/811160619/1002/SPORTS (Cardinal)

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20081116/SPORTS08/811160620/1002/SPORTS (Ramseys roll)

http://www.kentucky.com/302/story/593495.html (Lexington Herald-Leader on Ramseys, Cardinal)

http://www.drf.com/news/article/99944.html (DRF on Cardinal)

http://news.bloodhorse.com/article/48070.htm?id=48070 (Blood-Horse on Ramseys)

http://news.bloodhorse.com/article/48069.htm?id=48069 (Blood-Horse on Cardinal)

 

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