On Sunday, trainer Mike Maker won one race to score his meet-leading 16th victory
and equal the spring season trainer’s record set by Todd Pletcher in
2005. D. Wayne Lukas, for whom Maker and Pletcher both served as
assistants, set the overall track record when he won 22 races in the
fall of 1989.
Thirteen of Maker’s wins have been for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who have won a record 17 races as owners.
Leading jockey Joel Rosario, who has 26 wins, has
been aboard 15 of the Ramseys’ winners. Randy Romero set the spring
record of 32 wins in 1990. In the fall of 1991, Pat Day set the overall
record when he rode 45 winners.
Of the 18 horses the Ramseys have entered on the final three days of
the meet, 15 are trained by Maker and 13 will be ridden by Rosario. One
of them is Dark Cove, who was entered Tuesday for
Friday’s Elkhorn Stakes (G3). If Dark Cove wins, the Ramseys will earn
their eighth graded stakes victory at Keeneland and receive a gold tray
from the track in recognition of the milestone achievement.