Ken Ramsey

‘All In’: Breeders’ Cup To Launch Digital Docuseries Oct. 22 On Facebook

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces its first-ever digital docuseries. Titled “ALL IN: The Road to the Classic,” the seven-part series will debut on Facebook Watch on October 22 with subsequent episodes premiering over the following days.  The docuseries will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the competitive and career-making journeys of the owners, trainers, […]

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Derby Dreaming: Wesley Ward To Expand Horizons Beyond Royal Ascot

Wesley Ward, celebrated as a masterful trainer of precocious 2-year-olds and for breakthrough success at Royal Ascot, wants to take the next step in his career by targeting the Kentucky Derby as never before. “I sure would like to get some athletes in the barn that can be on the big stage there,” he said […]

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Ellis Park Adding Quartet Of Turf Stakes Funded By Kentucky Downs

Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs are teaming again to boost the Kentucky racing circuit and keep horses and jobs in the state during the summer, with Kentucky Downs funding four new $100,000 turf stakes at Ellis on Aug. 5. Ellis Park runs July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays […]

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Maker Ties Record For Most Training Titles At Turfway Park

Mike Maker tied the Turfway Park record for most training titles when he topped the standings for the 2017 holiday meet to earn his 20th title overall. The meet began Nov. 29 and ended Dec. 31. The title was Maker’s ninth for a holiday meet and his sixth consecutive across holiday and winter/spring meets. He has eight […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner Sir Dudley Digges Heads To Barbados For Gold Cup Attempt

As the holiday season quickly approaches and horses ship south to race, resolutions to win bigger and better are on every owner’s wish list. Prominent racehorse owner Ken Ramsey is no different, but he does have a specific wish with regards to his Queen’s Plate champ, Sir Dudley Digges. Ramsey intends to send the multiple […]

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Solid Attendance And Record Purse Money But Declining Handle During Keeneland Fall Meet

Keeneland closed its 17-day fall meet on Saturday, producing the second-highest attendance in track history for the fall. On-track attendance during the meet, held Oct. 6-28, totaled 270,555, second only to last fall’s record 276,543. Average daily attendance of 15,915 was just short of the record 16,267 in 2016. Robust attendance was fueled by near-record […]

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‘Local Interest’ Convinces Ramsey To Keep Kitten’s Joy In The U.S.

Ken Ramsey was convinced that sending his homebred Kitten’s Joy overseas was the only option remaining for the “underappreciated” stallion. After he announced that decision to the public, an outpouring of support from local Kentucky breeders convinced Ramsey to change his mind. According to bloodhorse.com, the 16-year-old son of El Prado will be staying in the […]

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Ramsey Determined To Send ‘Underappreciated’ Stallion Kitten’s Joy Overseas

Although Kitten’s Joy leads the North American turf sire list for the fifth year in a row, and is also the co-leading active sire for stakes and group/graded winners alongside Tapit, the stallion’s offspring brought an average of $114,464 at this year’s Keeneland September sale. Owner Ken Ramsey told thoroughbreddailynews.com that he is now “90 percent” sure […]

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Kentucky Downs Pays Out Record $8.6 Million In Purses

Kentucky Downs paid out a record $8,619,000 in purses and Kentucky-bred purse supplements at its meet that concluded Thursday. The average daily purses of $1,723,800 for the five-date meet is the highest average in North America, made possible by the track’s historical horse racing operation that marries the sport’s parimutuel structure with electronic games based […]

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Ramsey Hoping For Fifth Consecutive Kentucky Downs Owners Title

Ken Ramsey has two goals this Thursday for Kentucky Downs’ closing-day turf card: Win his fifth consecutive owners title at America’s most unique race meet, and present the trophy to himself for the $350,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, the race formerly known as the Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon in which Ramsey is running 2-1 favorite Kitten’s […]

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