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 five graded stakes races with horses that he claimed?          Including the BREEDERS CUP DIRT MILE!          


 

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2015 NEWS

  • Mike leading trainer at Churchill
    06/28/2015

    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 and Private 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 the Penn 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

     

  • Ketel Twist third in the Sixty Sails G3
    04/19/2015

    Four year old filly added bkacl type and value to her pedigree running third in the Sixty Sails Handicap - Gr. 3  at Hawthorne for owner Bed Rock Stables, LLC. She has earned over $189,000.
     

  • 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.

  • Amazing Day for Mike
    03/29/2015

    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 earns black type
    03/01/2015

    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 the 96Rock 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.

     

  • Shanon Nicole
    01/25/2015

    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.

  • Amazing Day for Mike
    01/18/2015

    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 the COLONEL 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.