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Kentucky Oaks Day: Great racing, disputed finish in feature (Monomoy Girl wins) and some perspecive

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor The 144th Grade I Kentucky Oaks was a thrilling renewal of the classic race that saw morning line favorite Monomoy Girl battle longshot Wonder Gadot the length of the stretch. Eventual winner Monomoy Girl is barely visible inside Wonder Gadot (#5). The two fillies engaged in a hotly contested stretch duel in the 144th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks at...

Ever the optimist, Ramsey likes chances with likely longshot but 'fearless' International Star

Ken and Sarah Ramsey have received many honors over the years, including this Eclipse Award. (Facebook photo)   By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Describing Ken Ramsey as a positive thinker would be an understatement. Calling him an eternal optimist is more accurate.   “I’m always trying to overreach and do more than what people thought I could do,” said Ramsey. “I...