Teddy Drone S.
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Catienus Mrs. K. , by Dixieland Band
BSarah K. Ramsey, KY.; ORamsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.; TMark Shuman
Suave Prospect Cavite Starlet , by Jazzing Around
BFarnswoth Farms, FL.; ODubb, Michael, Grant, Stuart and Joscelyn, Robert; TAnthony W. Dutrow
Who's the Cowboy
Intensity Image's Image , by Better Arbitor
BCarolyn Sleeter, NJ.; OGerald F. Sleeter; TKevin G. Sleeter
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, who have remained among the top 10 breeders and owners by earnings for much of this year, recently experienced a hot streak of five stakes winners in one week.
Among their impressive victors was Talent Search, the 4-5 favorite, who drew off to win the Aug. 8 Teddy Drone Stakes by 61¼4 lengths at Monmouth Park.
“He’s a very fast horse out of the gate,” said Kenneth Ramsey of the colt. They hope to take the colt to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and then to Dubai next year if all goes well.
Trained by Mark Shuman and ridden by Ryan Fogelsonger, Talent Search covered the six-furlong Teddy Drone over a fast track in 1:08.99.
This was the third win of the year in six starts for the 4-year-old homebred son of Catienus, who came into the Teddy Drone off a second behind Diabolical in the May 19 Emirates Airline Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico.
Talent Search, who notched his first stakes score in the April 21 Jim McKay Stakes at Pimlico, received his biggest paycheck to date in the Teddy Drone, which pushed his earnings to $223,360.
Talent Search is out of the winning, stakes-placed Dixieland Band mare Mrs. K., who was purchased for $18,000 by the Ramseys at the 1995 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky January mixed sale from Lane’s End, agent.
Ramsey, who liked Mrs. K.’s sire, Dixieland Band, was also impressed with the quality of runners Catienus had been producing.
“He’s certainly done well—he was the leading sire in New York (last year),” said Ramsey. “We virtually made the stallion—I bred 90 of my mares to him. He puts out horses that can run,” Ramsey added, referring to two of the stallion’s other recent stakes winners, Precious Kitten and Talking Treasure, who are also Ramsey homebreds.
In addition to Talent Search, Mrs. K. is the dam of Irish champion Port Bayou (by Ghazi), Irish stakes winner Lethal Agenda (by Twilight Agenda), group-placed runner Spelling (by Alphabet Soup), and stakes-placed Last Waltz (by Ghazi).
Mrs. K. delivered a Kitten’s Joy colt Jan. 28 and is back in foal to that stallion.
Catienus is the sire of 15 stakes winners, including other 2007 added-money winners Precious Kitten (gr. IT), Crimson King Cat, Junkanoo Party, Storm Rolling In, and Talking Treasure. Catienus stood the 2007 season for $7,500 at Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.—E.M.