NICHOLASVILLE, Ky., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey are recognized as Pinnacle Professionals by Continental Who's Who as a result of their impressive entrepreneurial spirit and excellence in raising champion stallions.
Married for over 55 years, Kenneth and Sarah are as dedicated to each other as they are to the sport of thoroughbred horse racing. Horse racing had always been a hobby for Kenneth but throughout his formative years, he decided to pursue alternate career paths as an entrepreneur. After graduating from the University of Kentucky on the G.I. Bill, Kenneth held several executive positions with trucking firms and then went into real estate. As the real estate business began to lose its appeal, he began to buy cellular telephone network franchises, eventually accumulating a string principally along Interstate 75 in northeastern Georgia and southeastern Kentucky.
In 1994, Kenneth and his wife, Sarah, bought Almahurst Farm, outside of Nicholasville, KY., birthplace of 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator and Standardbred legend, Greyhound. The couple aptly renamed the farm, Ramsey Farm and transformed the main house and office to a living space. The Ramsey's moved into the house and transitioned their cellular telephone business into the office. In addition, they moved their own horses to the farm which now exists as a thoroughbred operation. Although The Ramsey's had owned thoroughbreds in the late 1970's and the early 1980's, they did not fully dedicate their lives to horse racing until purchasing the farm in the early 1990's. By 2005, The Ramsey's were North America's leading owners by earnings and in 2007 they finished in the list of top 10 owners nationally.
Since focusing their full entrepreneurial talents within the field of horse racing, the Ramsey's have found increasing success. Most recently, they have begun preparing their horse, Charming Kitten, to race in the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 2013. In addition, The Ramsey's won the 2004 Eclipse Award for outstanding owners, due in large part to the success of homebred champion turf male Kitten's Joy. That year, three of their homebreds ran in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, with Kitten's Joy finishing second in the Turf and Roses in May second in the Classic. They raced grade I winner Roses in May, winner of the 2005 Dubai World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. In 2006,The Ramsey's won the Kentucky Thoroughbred Media award for owning the most winners at Kentucky tracks in a calendar year, marking their seventh consecutive KTM honor. In 2013, the Ramseys received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeding as well.
The Ramsey's have collected a record 12 leading owner titles at Churchill Downs, including nine straight titles between the spring 2000 and spring 2004 meets. They also have been leading owners at Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, and Turfway Park, where they won two leading owner titles in 2007. In 2007, the Ramseys had three starters in the Breeders' Cup: John C. Mabee Handicap winner Precious Kitten, who finished a surprising eighth in the Filly and Mare Turf, Vosburgh runner-up Talent Search, who finished third in the Sprint, and Cannonball, who finished third in the inaugural Juvenile Turf.
For more information about The Ramsey's and their impressive career, please visit www.ramseyfarm.com
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