DA BIG HOSS takes the G3 John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes $50,000 claim DA BIG HOSS wins G1 Mike gets another Claim to Stakes Winner at Saratoga with DA BIG HOSS Mike Leading Trainer 2015 Churchill Spring Meet Mike wins the Louisiana Derby for the 2nd year in a row Did you know that Mike has won SEVEN graded stakes races with horses that he claimed? Including the BREEDERS CUP DIRT MILE!
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DA BIG HOSS romps in the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes - Gr. 3 01/31/2016
Newly claimed for $50,000, DA BIG HOSS, won the G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Cup for new owner Skychai Racing LLC, and then took the show spot in the G3- W L Mcknight H at Gulfstream Park. In his most recent start, the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes - Gr. 3 at Sam Houston, he settled on the rail and then found a seam and went through for an easy win by over 4 lenghts, He has earned over $700,000.
Two Step Time second in the OBS Obs Championship S 01/27/2016
Two Step Time slipped up the inside and got the place in the OBS Championship S. going 1 1/16 on the All Weather track at the Ocala Training Center. The three year old is owned by Get Away Farm and was bred by Chessmate Thoroughbreds International LLC & Peter Halsall.
Magna Breeze 3rd in the Richard King S at Sam Houston 01/24/2016
Multiple SW Texas bred MAGNA BREEZE went wide to hold for third in the Richard King S. at Sam Houston. He is owned byWilliam J. Butler.
Mike had two other winners, 4 year old Curlin filly, Split it , won at Turfway for owner /breeder James M Herbener Jr and Tapit horse Tax Deduction also won at Turfway and was claimed.
The Ramsey's Uncle Walter looks to the Lecomte G3 01/10/2016
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Uncle Walter looks to become the outfit's third consecutive winner of the $200,000 Twinspires.com Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 16 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Trained by Mike Maker, who also conditioned the last two winners for the Ramseys—International Star and Vicar's in Trouble—Uncle Walter will be ridden by the former's rider, Miguel Mena.
"We think we have a Derby trail horse with Uncle Walter," Ramsey said. "We've won five of the last six preps (for the grade I Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands) there at the Fair Grounds and we hope to maintain that good luck.
Two stakes placed horses for Mike 12/27/2015
DA BIG HOSS quickly paid back his $50,000 claim, taking the G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Cup for new owner Skychai Racing LLC. Most recently he took the show spot in the G3- W L Mcknight H at Gulfstream Park. He is closing on $600,000 in earnings.
At the Fair Grounds, three year old Smart Strike filly Southern Gem also took the show spot in the Pago Hop,adding her first black type. She is owned byThree Diamonds Farm.
SWAGGER JAGGER takes the Pulpit S. at GPW 11/29/2015
SWAGGER JAGGER returned to the turf to break his maiden on Halloween, and definitively proved what surface he prefers here while adding his first black-type victory. Off the rail while just behind the leaders down the backside, he seemed hard-ridden along the home bend. Spinning wide into the lane, he gobbled up ground down the center of the course to earn the narrow decision. He is owned by Warner Thoroughbreds, Lewis, III, Lewis, Setzer, Seltzer et al. and was bred by Woodford Thoroughbreds (FL). Lifetime Record: 6-2-0-1, $83,630.
2 Churchill winners today 11/16/2015
Partly Mocha was claimed by Mike two races back for $25,000. The six year old races now for the Ramseys. He was an excellent claim having had a second and now a win in allowance company since his claim. He is a specialist at sprinting on the turf and has earned $293,322 with a lifetime record of 28-6-6-4.
On the same day, Beside Still Water, also a $25,000 claim for the Ramseys won stretched out to 1 1/16 on the turf. The three year old won for $40,000. She is by Lemon Drop Kid and will suit Kitten's Joy when her racing is done. She is approaching $50,000 in earnings.
3 good winners today 11/03/2015
Two year old U S Ranger colt, Oscar Mike, graduated at Belmont in a MSW.. It was his 4th start, but he has been knocking at the door and has already earned over $62,000 for owner Three Diamonds Farm. Also at Belmont 3 year old Medaglia d'Oro filly won an allowance race for the Ramseys and upped her winning to $114,734. Down the road at Laurel, multiple graded stakes placed Roman Approval, recently third in the Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes - Gr. 3, was also a winner. His earnings for owner Three Diamonds Farm is approaching $350,000.
Two Stakes Wins for Mike at GPW 11/01/2015
Although DA BIG HOSS checked in 6th in the BC Turf t Keeneland, three year old filly SUSIE BEE won the Cellars Shiraz S at Gulfstream Park West for owner Calumet Farm and three year old colt WATCHYOUROWNBOBBER won the Showing Up S also at Gulfstream Park West for the Ramseys.
Again ran second in the Lafayette S at Keeneland 10/30/2015
SW DOUBLEDWN AGAIN pressed the pace early, grabbed the lead but could not quite hold off the favorite.in the Lafayette S. at Keeneand. DOUBLEDOWN AGAIN is owned by Michael Hui and has earned over $353,000.
From $50,000 Claimer to Breeders' Cup 10/25/2015
DA BIG HOSS quickly paid back his $50,000 claim, taking the G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Cup for new owner Skychai Racing LLC. Now he is in the field of the $3 million dollar Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)!
Kitten's Dumplings decisive in Little Miss Magic S win 10/25/2015
KITTEN'S DUMPLINGS won three graded stakes races as a sophomore in 2013, including a score in the GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. Returning in 2015, she rab second in the Indiana General Assembly Distaff S. In the Little Miss MAgic, the Ramsey Farm homebred was confidently handled in midpack as the leaders completed a halfmile in :50.22. Advancing four wide into the stretch, the kicked clear to a decisive victory. She has earned $760,815.
Another good claim 09/27/2015
Flashlight (Ire), a 5 year old Irish Bred horse by Shamardal was claimed by Mike last out for $40,000. He ran back in the Teleprompter S at Arlington Park and gained a stakes placing for his new owner Michael M. Hui.
Good day racing: 4 wins 09/20/2015
Three year old Kitten's Joy filly Legendofthekitten broke her maiden at Churchill in her first start. Also for the Ramseys, Derby Day Kitten won at Kentucky Downs and the Danehill Dancer(IRE) mare Asperites also won at Kentucky Downs, pushing her earnings over $100,000.
At Kentucky Downs again, Macho Gabacho, by Macho Uno, broke his maiden for ownerStonewall Dominion LLC.
Graded stakes placed, Granny`s Kitten, ran second in the Centaur S at a mile on the turf for the Ramseys. She has earned$193,999. WILD SWAVA, winner of the Florence Henderson S last year, ran second this year. The 5 year old mare has earned better than $330,000. She is owned by William J. Butler and was bred by John O'Meara.
Al's Gal adds black type 09/06/2015
Al's Gal, by English Channel stepped up into stakes company in the divided Mrs. Penny S at PARX and ran a strong second losing the win by a nose. She is owned by the Ramseys and was bred by Malone Racing, LLC.
Stakes Win at Saratoga for Skychai Racing 08/27/2015
Mike claimed four year old colt DA BIG HOSS back in June for $50,000. He has since won an allowance race at Saratoga and then stepped up into stakes company going a route in the John's Call and got the job done. This is a Mike Maker specialty! DA BIG HOSS waited and then cleared when it counted winning by two lengths for his owner Skychai Racing and breeder Gary & Mary West Stables Inc. He has earned over $220,000.
Graded stakes placed Firespike 2nd in the Victoria Park S 08/24/2015
Firespike ran second in the Victoria Park S at Woodbine going 1 1/8 on the all weather surface. He is owned by Skychai Racing LLC, Warner, Charles Kevin, and Sand Dollar Stable LLC and was bred by Carlos Rafael, Michael Bossio & Cherie Abner. He has bankrolled over $250,000.
Pursuing Fate stakes placed 08/08/2015
Three year old Pursuing Fate won first out, won his first allowance condition and is now stakes placed, running third in the Florida Sire Three Ring Stakes at Gulfstream. He is owned by Get Away Farm and was bred by Best A Luck Farm LLC. He has earned $63,920 with 2 wins and 2 thirds to his name in 4 starts.
Maker, with 65 starters through 37 days of the 38-date meet, was winning at a 34-percent clip. That includes 40 percent (14 for 35) on turf. Fourteen of his wins were with Ramsey horses.
"We just had a wide range of horses, a lot of turf horses obviously who fit (race) conditions well, and it worked out for us," Maker said of his fifth title and first since the 2013 fall meet. "Turf-wise, I knew we were pretty strong."
Susie Bee adds black type 06/14/2015
Three year old filly Susie Bee by English Channel was over strong early, but held on for the show in the Miss Patti S at Gulfstream thus adding to her future value for owner Calumet Farm. She was bred by Bluegrass Hall, LLC.
2 stakes placings for the Ramseys 06/07/2015
SW AWESOME FLOWER and Stakes Placed Honor the Kitten both added black type running third in the Minnesota H B P A Distaff S P and the Brooks Fields S respectively for the Ramseys AWESOME FLOWER has earned $556,593. Honor the Kitten is approaching $160,000 in earnings.
2 wins a day - 2 days running 06/06/2015
On 6/4/15 - Roman Approval won at Belmont for Three Diamonds Farm and Frugal won at Belterra for owner/breeders James M. Lynch & Patrick Durbin. On 5/5/15 - Tiger of Wales won at Gulfstream for J. Armando Rodriguez Racing Stable, Inc.and Reach for the Kitten at Churchill Downs for the Ramseys.
3 winners, 3 tracks, 3 owners 06/02/2015
Hammers Terror won in allowance company at Churchill for Michael Hui. He is approaching 1/2 million in earnings. Pursuing Fate won at Gulfstream at first asking for Get Away Farm andPrivate Tale won at Belmont for Three Diamonds Farm. He has earned over $288,000.
Granny's Kitten adds black type 05/31/2015
The Ramsey's homebred, Granny`s Kitten, added black type in her third start, running third in thePenn Mile Stakes - Gr. 3. Granny's Kitten won her first two starts. Watch for this Kitten.
Mike had 4 entries, 4 winners today 05/25/2015
100% Winners today 4 for 4 for 4 different owners.
1 - Venus de Milo won at Churchill for owner Lazaro Guerra and was claimed out of the race. She has earned $135,267.
2 - All Over Me won at Monmouth for owner Three Diamonds Farm
3 - Political Justice also visited the winner's circle at Churchill Downs for Kenneth L and Sarah K Ramsey. He has earned $266,129
4 - Again at Churchill, Dreaming of Gold broke his maiden in a MSW for owner Passion Stable Inc
Serious Talk takes the Woodstock at Woodbine 04/12/2015
Shipped up to Woodbine and the Poly, three year old SERIOUS TALK added boldface capital black type to his pedigree, He stalked the pace and then swung 3 wide to suge to the lead to win the Woodstock S. The gelding has 4 wins and a third in 4 starts and has earned $115,216. He is owned by Michael M. Hui and was bred by Springland Farm, Inc.and Aaron Jones & Marie Jones.
INTERNATIONAL STAR takes the Louisiana Derby (giving Mike his second win in a row), but also now tops the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard with 171 points! To cap it off, Mike had three winners at Turfway.
Stakes placings for two owners 03/22/2015
Firespike ran third in the G3- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral S. He is owned by Skychai Racing LLC, Warner, Charles Kevin, and Sand Dollar Stable LLC and was bred by Carlos Rafael, Michael Bossio & Cherie Abner. He has bankrolled almost $233,000.
Rock Me Mama ran second in the Karkorum Electra at Aqueduct raising her earnings to $144,724 or owner Three Diamonds Farm.
KITTEN'S QUEEN settled just off the pace and then drew off to garner her first stakes win in the Jersey Lilly Stakes at Sam Houston. She is homebred for Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey and has already bankrolled over $225,000.
On the same day, three year old colt Pepper Roani jumped from a maiden win into stakes company in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway and ran second. He is owned by Skychai Racing LLC and Sand Dollar Stable LLC and was bred Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Brown & Happy Tales Inc.
Flat Deposit gains black type 02/23/2015
Three year old filly Flat Deposit, made a big move to get up for third in the Cincinnati Trophy Stakes for owner Final Furlong Farm. She improved her value wit the addition of black type to her pedigree.She was bred by T/C Stable, LLC.
AWESOME FLOWER and MAGNA BREEZE win stakes 02/15/2015
MSW multiple graded stakes placed AWESOME FLOWER added still another stakes win to her resume, taking the Wayward Lass S at Tampa Bay and pushing her earnings over $500,000 for her owners, the Ramseys. In doing so she set a stakes record. She is still going strong as a six year old.
On the same day at Sam Houston MSW MAGNA BREEZE won the Jersey Village Turf S going 1 1/16. He is owned by William J Buck Butler and was bred by Joanne Schapiro. He is approaching $160,000 in earnings.
Mike had the 2nd and 3rd in the 96Rock S. at Turfway 02/01/2015
He did not make it to the winner's circle but Mike had the next two in the96Rock S. at Turfway.Three year old colt Two Step Temper, owned by Get Away Farm and bred Garth Bodkin & Kerry Reynells was second and Serious Talk was third. Serious Talk is owned by Michael M Hui and was bred by Springland Farm Inc Aaron Jones. It was first black type for both.
Graded stakes placed Shanon Nicole added more black type to her page for owner/breeder Connie Apostelos. She overcame a rough trip to be third in the Houston Ladies Classic Stakes at Sam Houston. She has bankrolled over $450,000.
INTERNATIONAL STAR wins the LeComte S G3 at the Fair Grounds for the Ramseys - on the Derby Trail with 21 points THE GHOST IS CLEAR wins the Forego at Turfway for Mike and Nancy Clark - he was a $10,000 claim in 2012 AWESOME FLOWER third in the Florida Sunshine Millions Filly And Mare T at Gulfstream for the Ramseys MAGNA BREEZE third in the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston for William J Buck Butler GENTLEMAN'S KITTEN second in theCOLONEL E. R. BRADLEY H.-G3 at the Fair Grounds for the Ramseys
AND his owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey won Outstanding Owner and Outstanding Breeder Eclipse Awards
AWESOME FLOWER wins the Wintergreen S at Turf Way 01/03/2015
MSW multiple graded stakes placed AWESOME FLOWER added another stakes win to her resume, winning the Wintergreen S at Turfway Park and pushing her earnings over $463,000 for owners, the Ramseys. She swung 5 wide and hit the stretch running to hold on for the win.