Ramsey Farm Nicholasville, Kentucky

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Kitten's Joy

“In 1994, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey bought Almahurst Farm, outside of Nicholasville, Ky., birthplace of 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator and Standard bred legend Greyhound, and renamed it Ramsey Farm. The purchase of the historic property was soon followed by great successes at the track that belied the couple’s relative newness to the sport.

Kentucky Thoroughbred

Ramsey Farm, managed by Mark Partridge, now covers more than 1,200 acres and is home to 161 broodmares and the stallions CATIENUS, recently moved from New York where he was the leading sire, and KITTEN’S JOY , who entered stud duty in 2006. Kitten’s First (Sarah’s nickname is Kitten), dam of Kitten’s Joy and Precious Kitten, foundered and was euthanized in January 2006.  Kitten’s First also is the dam of stakes winner Justenuffheart, dam of champion and 2006 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Dreaming of Anna. The couple currently has 65 horses in training with Bobby Frankel, Mike Maker, Mark Shuman, Ronny Werner, Charlton Baker, Richard Schosberg, Wesley Ward and Tom Voss. They ended their five-year association with trainer Dale Romans in late 2006.

Pampered Thoroughbred

Ken and Sarah both are natives of Artemus, in eastern Kentucky.  After graduating from the University of Kentucky on the G.I. Bill, Ken Ramsey held several executive positions with trucking firms and then went into real estate.  As the real estate business began to lose its appeal, Ramsey began to buy cellular telephone network franchises, eventually accumulating a string principally along Interstate 75 in northeastern Georgia and southeastern Kentucky. He sold his business in 1994 for an estimated $39 million.” (Information was obtained from: http://www.ramseyfarm.com/)


About kentuckyheir

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1 Response to Ramsey Farm Nicholasville, Kentucky

  1. Betty McGrath says:

    Your pictures are awesome. I really liked the story about Ramsey Farm. I know the Ramseys and I graduated with Sarah. Mike and have seen 3 of their horses run. You should visit Pickard Farm and capture some great pictures of the beautiful countryside, the Paint horses and especially the donkeys. I will be looking forward to see the pictures.

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