Before the close of 2016, owner/breeder Ken Ramsey had hoped to see his name among the top three leading breeders in North America.
Ramsey Farm announced Nov. 9 that its flagship stallion Kitten's Joy's fee will remain unchanged at $100,000 for the 2017 breeding season.
Ramsey Farm secured eight lifetime breeding rights when it sold Bobby's Kitten to Lanwades Stud.
Da Big Hoss, a sharp winner of his last pair in stakes company, heads Arlington's 1 11/16-mile American St. Leger (gr. IIIT) on the Arlington Million XXXIV undercard.
After negotiating with a mystery partner to pay the supplemental entry fee to get Oscar Nominated into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Ken and Sarah Ramsey will run the son of Kitten's Joy themselves.
Enhancing what already is American racing's most lucrative daily purse program, Kentucky Downs will pump an additional $600,000-plus into its 2016 overnight races and stakes for its five-date, all-turf meet in September.
An interesting name popped up on the undercard stakes nominations for Kentucky Derby Day, but Ken Ramsey says not to get the wrong impression.
Though Gainesway stands Tapit, the leading sire who commands the highest North American stud fee, and brought Empire Maker back from Japan for 2016, the farm is all in on Karakontie, who shares several ties with Kingmambo.
The consistent Big Blue Kitten won three of his six 2015 starts and never finished worse than third while racing almost exclusively in grade I company in earning champion turf male honors.
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's Uncle Walter looks to become the outfit's third consecutive winner of the $200,000 Twinspires.com Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 16 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Charming Kitten holds off Kaigun to win the W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 26 at Gulfstream Park.
Lenny Shulman recaps the Breeders' Cup meet at Keeneland and sits with Ken Ramsey to discuss several scoops on plans for Bobby's Kitten, international racing, and International Star. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions watch video
Kentucky owner/breeder Ken Ramsey submitted a winning $1,860,134 bid in an auction for Chaumiere du Prairie, a historic 19th century estate in Jessamine Co., Ky., the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
Lenny Shulman recaps the Breeders' Cup meet and analyzes how Keeneland performed as a host track. Lenny also sits and talks with Ken Ramsey and obtains several scoops on plans for Bobby's Kitten, international racing, and International Star. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions
Ramsey Farm closed a deal Nov. 2 to sell Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Stephanie's Kitten to the Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm in Japan for $2.8 million.
Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.
Harmonize showed a new dimension Oct. 7 at Keeneland, coming from far off the pace with a strong stretch run to win the Jessamine (gr. IIIT) and an automatic berth in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
Held on September 11, 2015, the TOBA Awards honor owners and breeders from 24 states and Canada. Watch Video
Owners and trainers who have started Thoroughbreds in flat racing who are interested in jump racing will have an opportunity at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26 to learn first-hand about steeplechase horses.
Ken Ramsey discusses mating plans for his Kitten's Joy mares and his continued quest for a Kentucky Derby victory.
Upon further evaluation of sidelined Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner International Star, veterinarians have diagnosed a hairline fracture in his left knee.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding a two-day Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar that will include a trip to WinStar Farm's training center, a private backstretch tour of Keeneland, and two days of racing.
The Pure Romance Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III) March 21 at Turfway Park is a 100-proof handicapping challenge with a full field of 3-year-old fillies going a mile on Polytrack.
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Lenny Shulman sits down for a fun interview with Ken Ramsey. Lenny also talks about racing this year's stand outs next year; including Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, Hopportunity, and Honor Code. watch video
Lenny Shulman sits down for a fun interview with Smilin' Ken Ramsey. Lenny also talks about racing this year's stand outs against one another next year. Standouts including Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, Honor Code, and Hoppertunity. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm
Gulfstream Park West, Churchill, Aqueduct, Turf Paradise, Zia Park, Australia & More. View Slideshow
Ian Tapp takes us through the Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Sale numbers. Listen to comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales, Jane Lyon of Summer Wind Farm, Brereton Jones of Airdrie Stud, and Ken Ramsey of Ramsey Farm. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales
Comments from the connections of Bobby's Kitten, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).
Grade I winner Admiral Kitten is out of consideration for the Arlington Million (gr. I) Aug. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse, according to owner Ken Ramsey.
Starlight Racing's Intense Holiday was the 'buzz' horse April 27 at Churchill Downs. He was one of four workers for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Ken Ramsey discusses Blue Grass Stakes favorite Bobby's Kitten at the Blue Grass Stakes draw.
On a chilly morning at Keeneland, trainer Chad Brown sent Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) contender Bobby's Kitten through his final pre-race drill.
Race highlights from Dubai, Gulfstream, Fair Grounds, Japan, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita and more. view slideshow
A field of only six was drawn for the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds March 29, with one of the notables, Amira's Prince, also entered in the Pan American (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park the same day.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey enjoyed a win in the Caribbean March 8 when veteran Major Marvel cruised to a clear victory in the $214,000 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup at Savannah Garrison Racecourse.
The Big Bad Kittens are invading Texas, as grade I winner Admiral Kitten faces seven opponents in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 25.
Celebrating the winners of the 2013 Eclipse Awards. view slideshow
A look at 2013 Eclipse Award winning Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey.
Listen to Ken Ramsey talk about Kitten's Joy and the success of his progeny. Watch Video
Listen to Ken Ramsey talk about Kitten's Joy and the success of his progeny.
Listen to Ken Ramsey discuss how he manages Ramsey Farm and why Kentucky is the horse capital of the world. watch video
Listen to Ken Ramsey discuss how he manages Ramsey Farm and why Kentucky is the horse capital of the world.
- By Claire Novak
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Ken Ramsey, who along with his wife Sarah operate the most successful racing stable in North America this year, says the couple is dropping efforts to have a claim of one of their horses voided.
Ramsey Farm in Kentucky said Nov. 3 the stud fee for Kitten's Joy, who tops the general sire list with $10,159,891 in progeny earnings, will double to $100,000 for 2014.
John Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney donated $10,000 to the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association during the 54th annual awards dinner at The Derby restaurant in Arcadia, Ca. Oct. 30.
Bobby's Kitten, Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred son of Kitten's Joy, was made the 5-2 morning line favorite after drawing post 5 for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).
Joshua Tree, winner of the 2012 and 2010 editions of the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) and second in the 2011 running, looks to defend his title in the Oct. 27 Woodbine event against 10 other invaders.
No matter how many records he shatters, owner Ken Ramsey is always working his way up to the next level. read blog
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