06/27/2013 3:45PM

Churchill Downs: Ramseys set record for victories at a meet


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.