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Churchill Downs: Ramseys set record for victories at a meet
By Marty McGee
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ken and Sarah Ramsey set another record at a Kentucky track when The Sixties won the fifth race Thursday at Churchill Downs under their familiar red and white silks, breaking the former mark set nearly 30 years ago during a much longer meet.
In April, the Ramseys more than doubled the former record for wins by an owner at a Keeneland meet when winning 25 races. The Sixties, a 3-year-old gelding racing for a $10,000 claiming price, was their 28th winner at Churchill this spring, eclipsing the former mark of 27 set by A.J. Foyt Jr. at a 93-day meet in 1984. Thursday was the 35th of 38 days at the Churchill spring meet.
The Ramseys, who live in Nicholasville, Ky., not only are perennial leading owners on the Kentucky circuit, but they also have enjoyed considerable success elsewhere, most notably at Gulfstream Park and Saratoga. They won the Eclipse Award for top owner in 2004 and 2011.
The Sixties, a British-bred ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan and trained by Mike Maker, opened a clear lead turning for home in the 6 1/2-furlong race before drawing off to win easily over his Ramsey stablemate, Restricted List. The entry paid $3 to win as heavy favorites.
Ramsey was on hand with family members to lead The Sixties into the winner’s enclosure, where they were greeted with a plaque commemorating the milestone.
I have to agree with holy smoke, Chuck. The Ramseys have a zillion horses. I swear they must have two hundred or more broodmares because every time I open the form I see a Kitten's Joy homebred they're running in some race or other. It's the quantity of horses they're putting on the track that is resulting in these numbers. They run superior horses against inferior competition at low-level claiming prices because they don't care if their stock gets claimed; they have so much of it that they can reload at any time.
He's running horses down peoples throat, they are supposed to win. Whats so crazy about a horse being chopped in half and winning? If u think the guys cheating reach in there and claim one, have it tested just like they do all his winners. Maker didn't just show up and start winning by accident. Its been a steady ascension since he went out on his own. Get a clue bud, those horses aren't in the care of some neophyte, they are under top care for an owner who is extremely aggressive. They'll continue to win, you'll continue to whine, and they'll continue testing clean. Chuck, if you are that locked into this game you'd understand why ramsey wins at such a robust clip. Nothing strange about it
You have to be naive not to think the Ramsey horses are running with just hay and oats in their system. A barn goes back-to-back breaking long standing owner win totals at Keeneland and Churchill Downs....... PLEASE tell me I'm being overly cynical, despite watching this industry since 1975. This can't happen under normal circumstances.
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