Ticker
  • Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 2 days ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 3 days ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 3 days ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 3 days ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 3 days ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 4 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 9 days ago

Ramsey Hopes to Add Queen's Plate to Record

With three Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Owner and one for Outstanding Breeder; nine meet-leading titles in 2013 (including breaking records for wins at Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Saratoga); the #1 sire by earnings in 2013 and the current leading turf sire in Kitten's Joy, it might not be much of a stretch to think of Ken and Sarah Ramsey as racing royalty.

But among their many achievements in horse racing—winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with their homebred Stephanie's Kitten, named after their granddaughter; topping the North American earnings' list in 2013; winning three Grade 1 races on the same day last August—meeting the Queen of England tops the list.

"It was the highlight of my racing experiences," said Ken Ramsey recently. "I have a particular liking for the Queen."

Which is one reason that he is so keen to win the Queen's Plate, which he'll try to do this Saturday with favored We Miss Artie, winner of the Plate Trial here on June 15.

The Ramseys are among the few U.S.-based owners that ship horses overseas to run, having made three appearances at Royal Ascot, finishing second twice.

"We didn't get a win," said Ken, "but we ended up being fortunate enough to be invited to high tea with the Queen.

"We spent about 35 minutes with her a couple of years ago, so anything concerning her I'm very appreciative of. The Queen's Plate is named after the Queen of England, and Canada is a commonwealth nation, so I have a high regard for this race."

To read the full story, prepared by Teresa Genaro for QueensPlate.com, click here http://weg.bz/1t69FGm

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories