Trainer Mike Maker gets career win 2,000 at Turfway Park Thursday with a horse owned by the Ramseys

Trainer Mike Maker scored his 2,000th career victory Thursday, as Tomahawk Kitten scored his first, cruising home a 4 1/4-length winner in the first race at Turfway Park. Maker (file photo) Fittingly, Tomahawk Kitten was bred and is owned by Maker’s longtime clients Ken and Sarah Ramsey. The 2-year-old colt sat off the pace down the backstretch of the one-mile maiden claiming race, swept five wide...

Gorgeous Kitten rallies to lead in deep stretch, captures Keeneland’s Taylor Made by a length

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Gorgeous Kitten took the lead in deep stretch to win the $72,000 Taylor Made Purse by one length before 12,027 fans enjoying a warm, sunny Wednesday afternoon at Keeneland. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Mike Maker, Gorgeous Kitten covered 1 1/8 miles on a firm turf course in 1:49.65. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Mike Maker, Gorgeous Kitten covered...

Grade 3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park receives 137 nominations from top trainers

  The 43rd running of the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, scheduled for March 22, closed Saturday with 137 nominations.   The Grade 3 Spiral Stakes is one of 34 Thoroughbred races in the United States and Dubai designated as qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby, which is limited to 20 starters. The Spiral Stakes offers 50 points to the winner, 20 to the runner-up,...

Turfway Park begins road to the Spiral Stakes with fresh field of eight in Saturday’s Prevue

Eight newly-turned 3-year-olds will use the $50,000 Turfway Prevue Stakes at Turfway Park this Saturday as a step toward the Spiral Stakes (G3) in March. The Prevue is the first of three local preps for the Spiral, itself a points race for the Kentucky Derby (G1).   Bye Bye Bernie has been off since he posted a front-running score in a maiden special weight on the Polytrack at Keeneland in...

Turfway Park begins road to the Spiral Stakes with fresh field of eight in Saturday's Prevue

Eight newly-turned 3-year-olds will use the $50,000 Turfway Prevue Stakes at Turfway Park this Saturday as a step toward the Spiral Stakes (G3) in March. The Prevue is the first of three local preps for the Spiral, itself a points race for the Kentucky Derby (G1).   Bye Bye Bernie has been off since he posted a front-running score in a maiden special weight on the Polytrack at Keeneland in...