Ken & Sarah Ramsey

The Ramseys are natives of Eastern Kentucky who now live on Ramsey Farm near Lexington, Ky.
 
  • Leading owners at Gulfstream in 2013 with 43 victories
  • The Ramsays were also leading owners at Keeneland (spring and fall), Churchill Downs (spring), Saratoga, Kentucky Downs and Churchill (September).
  • Won four of the seven Claiming Crown races on Dec. 1, 2013, the first year the event was held at Gulfstream
  • Took particular pride in the fact their Charming Kitten won the Kitten's Joy, a race named after their top stallion.
  • Mr. Ramsey achieved his first business success buying and selling real estate in Kentucky in the ‘70s and ‘80s. In the ‘90s, he accumulated a string of cellular telephone franchises along Interstate 75 in Georgia and Kentucky. 
  • The Ramseys were the leading owners at Gulfstream in 2009 and finished second in the standings last year with 17 winners. 
  • Ken Ramsey first owned a stable of claiming and allowance horses in the ‘80s but gave that up to concentrate on his growing cellular enterprises. 
  • He began a racing and breeding operation in 1994 and purchased the former Almahurst Farm, birthplace of 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator and Standardbred legend Greyhound, and renamed it Ramsey Farm. 
  • The Ramseys won the Eclipse Award as top owners in 2004 largely on the strength of turf champion Kitten’s Joy and Dubai World Cup winner Roses in May. They also led the national money title. Kitten’s Joy has established himself as a leading sire. 
  • The Ramseys finished second in 2010 Florida Derby with Pleasant Prince.