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  • Ramsey, Romans Attempt to Buck Belmont History

    In the 136-year history of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), according to New York Racing Association officials, no maiden has won the "Test of the Champion." Challenging that time-tested theory in the 1 ½-mile classic Saturday are breeder-owner Ken Ramsey and trainer Dale Romans with Nolan's Cat.

  • Roses in May leads American parade in Dubai World Cup.

    Roses in May Gets World Cup Bouquet

    The 10th edition of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) may not have been the best quality race ever staged at Nad Al Sheba but, as predicted, the Dale Romans-trained Roses in May scored a fifth win in the race for America.

  • Roses in May looks for gold in the desert of Dubai.

    Romans' Confidence Blooms With 'Roses'

    Roses in May has filled trainer Dale Romans with confidence he'll leave Dubai with the world's richest horse racing prize, the $6 million Dubai World Cup (gr. I) on March 26.

  • Added Edge grabs Razorback at the wire.

    Sharp 'Edge' Sweeps to Razorback Win

    With a wide move on the far turn, jockey Luis Quinonez and Added Edge closed stoutly to just get up for a neck victory over 23-1 shot Mauk Four in the $125,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) Sunday at Oaklawn Park.

  • Roses in May Breezes, Has Sights on Donn

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Roses in May, early favorite for Saturday's $500,000 Donn Handicap, posted a five-furlong breeze in 1:02 4/5 for trainer Dale Romans Saturday at Palm Meadows training center.

  • Ghostzapper will seek to repeat his Breeders' Cup Classic victory.

    2005 Campaigns Mapped Out for Ghostzapper, Roses in May

    Stronach Stables' Ghostzapper and Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Roses in May, the one-two finishers in the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), will take different paths in 2005, at least until the summer when they could square off again in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I).

  • Halory Leigh draws off to win the Falls City Handicap.

    Halory Leigh Stays Hot, Wins Falls City

    Under strong left-handed urging from jockey Eddie Martin Jr., favored Halory Leigh pulled away from the rest to post an easy win in the $325,200 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs On Thanksgiving Thursday.

  • Kitten's Joy, Breeders' Cup Turf runner-up underwent surgery.

    Return to Races in '05 Planned for Kitten's Joy

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy is recovering at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. after undergoing surgery Nov. 9 to remove bone chips from his left front knee. The runner-up in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 had several carpal tips removed from the knee according to Dr. Larry Bramlage, who performed the operation.

  • Halory Leigh, takes the Churchill Downs Distaff over Lady Tak.

    Halory Leigh Nails Lady Tak in Downs Distaff

    Favored Lady Tak dictated the pace and led well into the stretch but the standout sprinter was unable to hold off surging outsider Halory Leigh, who scored an impressive win in the $230,400 Churchill Downs Distaff Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs Sunday.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, Perfect Drift Arrive at Lone Star

    Diamond A Racing Corporation's Pleasantly Perfect, who will attempt to defend his title in the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), arrived at Dallas' Love Field at 10:15 (CT) Monday morning from California, and was loaded for bear after arriving at the barn.

  • Tuesday Arrivals Include Roses in May, Kitten's Joy, Wonder Again

    Roses in May, hoping to cap off an undefeated season in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), and John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf hopeful Kitten's Joy were among seven Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships candidates on a flight that arrived into Dallas late Tuesday afternoon from New York and Kentucky.

  • Kitten's Joy, ridden by John Velazquez, cruises to victory in the Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.

    Kitten's Joy Delights in Hirsch Turf Classic; BCup Next

    Three-year-old Kitten's Joy found older horses and the 1 1/2-mile distance to be non issues when registering an authoritative victory over favored Magistretti in the $750,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) on a yielding Belmont Park turf course Saturday.

  • Crown Royal winner Kitten's Joy faces the older guys in Saturday's Hirsch Classic.

    Joe Hirsch Turf Classic: Kitten's Joy in Lion's Den

    Sophomore turf sensation Kitten's Joy gets the ultimate test Saturday, facing a tough group of seasoned older horses in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Leg two of the NTRA's National Pick 4, the Turf Classic will be shown live on ESPN and has an approximate post time of 5:12 p.m. EDT.

  • Roses in May heads into Breeders' Cup Classic on the heels of fifth straight win in Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Late-Blooming 'Roses' Primed for October

    Roses in May could be nicknamed Mr. October, trainer Dale Romans joked prior to the $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap (gr. II). After he recorded his fifth straight victory this year in the easiest fashion possible Saturday at Turfway Park, the 4-year-old colt has risen to the top of the handicap division for the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Lone Star Park Oct. 30.

  • Roses in May, seeks the Kentucky Cup Classic on  heels of his Whitney victory.

    Roses in May 1-2 Choice vs. Five in Ky. Cup Classic

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Roses in May, winner of last month's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, was installed the 1-2 favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The 118-pound starting highweight will break from post five and face just five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile race that carries a purse of $350,000.

  • Roses in May 1-2 Choice Vs. Five in Ky. Cup Classic

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Roses in May, winner of last month's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, was installed the 1-2 favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The 118-pound starting highweight will break from post five and face just five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile race that carries a purse of $350,000.

  • Pie N Burger Steps Up to the Plate in Ky. Cup

    Pie N Burger is being aimed for his first graded stakes victory in more than a year in Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The 6-year-old gelding by <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1321387&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Twining</a> won't find the going easy in the 1 1/8-mile race.

  • Perfect Drift Out of Kentucky Cup Classic

    Perfect Drift, winner of last year's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II), will not be back to defend his title this Saturday at Turfway Park according to trainer Murray Johnson. Johnson made the announcement Monday morning after Perfect Drift finished a five-furlong work in 1:03 3/5 at Trackside in Louisville.

  • Roses in May Works Toward Next Start

    Ken Ramsey's Roses in May was on the Saratoga main track Thursday morning for the first time since winning the grade I Whitney Handicap 12 days ago. Trainer Dale Romans had Roses in May breeze four furlongs, which went in a leisurely :48.

  • Another Happy Ending for Kitten's Joy

    Kitten's Joy, who won his fifth stakes race on the grass this year – all at different tracks – proved that he's the leader of the nation's 3-year-old turf division with a convincing stakes-record win in the $400,000 Secretariat (gr. IT) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Angela's Love Conquers All in Gardenia

    Angela's Love and jockey Mark Guidry took command at the head of the stretch and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) at Ellis Park Saturday for her first graded stakes victory.

  • Roses In May makes it four-in-a-row with surprise win in the Whitney.

    Roses in May Rings Up Whitney Surprise

    Roses in May and Perfect Drift, the first two finishers in the Cornhusker Breeders' Cup (gr. III) a month ago, produced the same result Saturday in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Kitten's Joy Worth Purring About in Virginia Derby

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy drew away from favored Artie Schiller in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT) at Colonial Downs on Saturday.

  • 'Roses Turns Back Perfect Drift in Cornhusker

    Roses that bloomed a little later than in May left trainer Dale Romans handing out bouquets of praise following Saturday's $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) in Iowa.

  • Kitten&#39;s Joy and Jerry Bailey win the Crown Royal American Turf.

    Kitten's Joy Remains Undefeated on Grass

    Kitten's Joy remained unbeaten on turf in five starts with an impressive 2 1/2-length victory Friday at Churchill Downs in the Crown Royal American Turf (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds.

  • Kitten&#39;s Joy remained undefeated on turf after Palm Beach victory.

    Kitten's Joy Pounces Home in Palm Beach

    Sarah and Kenneth Ramsey's homebred Kitten's Joy showed off his powerful closing kick to win The $100,000 Palm Beach (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Saturday and remain unbeaten in four starts on the grass.

  • Santos Rides First Winner on Belmont Stakes Day

    What more could you ask for. The first race on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day was a runaway winner ridden by none other than Jose Santos. The New York-based jockey is the regular rider of Funny Cide, who later today will try to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner.