04/19/2013 3:40PM

Talent Search gets first winner at Keeneland


Ramsey Farm’s homebred stallion Talent Search was represented by his first winner from his first foal to race on Friday, when Hollywood Talent won a maiden race at Keeneland Race Course by 3 ½ lengths.

The dark bay or brown colt completed the 4 ½ furlong race in :51.25 over Keeneland’s synthetic Polytrack surface. He was bred in Pennsylvania by owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and is trained by Wesley Ward.

After beginning his stud career in Pennsylvania, Talent Search now stands at Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. for an advertised fee of $2,500. He is represented by 27 juveniles in his first crop.

The 10-year-old son of Catienus specialized in sprint distances during his racing career, winning six of 15 starts over four seasons of racing for earnings of $603,360. His biggest victories came in the Teddy Drone Stakes and the Jim McKay Stakes, with runner-up efforts in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes and the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes. He also finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in 2007.

Talent Search is out of stakes-placed winning Dixieland Band mare Mrs. K., the dam of 10 winners from 13 to race. He is a half brother to Irish Group 3 winner Port Bayou, stakes winners Lethal Agenda and Eric’s Kitten, and stakes-placed winners Spelling and Last Waltz.