Granny Mc's Kitten's victory in the $100,000 P.G. Johnson on Wednesday,
owners Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey set a modern-day record for
single-meet victories at Saratoga Race Course.
five full days of racing remaining, Ramsey-owned horses have visited
the winner's circle 19 times during Saratoga's historic 150th
anniversary meet. The previous record for victories by an owner, as can
be ascertained through available records, was 18, set by Zayat Stables
pretty special," said Kenneth Ramsey. "We own the mare and the stallion
and it's named after my sister and it breaks the all-time record up
here at Saratoga. I couldn't have planned it any better."
Ramseys, who were the leading owners at Saratoga in 2009 (13 wins) and
2008 (12 wins), headed into Wednesday's card nine victories ahead of
Darley Stables, Klaravich and Drawing Away Stable, all tied for second
the P.G. Johnson, Granny Mc's Kitten ($5.70) came between two horses to
post a 1 ¾-length victory under jockey Javier Castellano. It was the
first win in two starts for the 2-year-old homebred daughter of Kitten's
ended up getting the top jock and the best post [No. 1]; all she had to
do was do it, and she did," said Ramsey. "We're going to take her down
and run her in the Miss Grillo Stakes [October 6, Belmont Park]. That's
a 'Win and You're In' race, and then it's on to the Breeders' Cup."
couple has had an outstanding year across the country. They were the
leading owners at the Churchill Downs spring meet with a record 32
victories and at the Keeneland Race course spring meet with 25 winners,
another record. They also were the leading owners at Gulfstream Park
this past winter with 43 winners.
August 17, Ramsey-owned horses won three Grade 1 races: The Sword
Dancer Invitational at Saratoga with Big Blue Kitten, the Arlington
Million with Real Solution and the Secretariat with Admiral Kitten, both
at Arlington Park.
Ramseys, who own Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. and also live in
Sunny Isle, Fla., were voted the Eclipse Award as Outstanding Owner in
2011 and in 2004, when their Kitten's Joy was voted the year's Top Turf