Horses owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey of
Nicholasville, Kentucky, won two races on Thursday, pushing the Ramseys’
total number of victories through the first five days of the 16-day
spring meet to nine. The Ramseys need four more wins to set a record for
owners during a Keeneland meet.
The Ramseys won a total of 12 races last fall and tied Calumet Farm,
who achieved that mark in the spring of 1941, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert F.
Roberts, who won 12 races during the 1968 fall race meet.
The Ramseys, who received the Eclipse Award as outstanding owner in
2011, have earned 11 titles as Keeneland’s leading owner, including a
sweep of last year’s spring and fall race meets.
The Ramseys do not have any horses racing today. On Saturday, they will have a horse in three graded stakes: Bernie the Maestro in the Commonwealth Stakes (G3), Holiday for Kitten in the Madison Stakes (G1) and Charming Kitten in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1).
A victory by one of those runners will give the Ramseys eight graded
stakes wins at Keeneland. In honor of that milestone, the Ramseys would
receive a gold tray as part of Keeneland’s signature graded stakes
trophy program. Only 17 other owners in Keeneland history have achieved
such an accomplishment.