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Grade 1 Winning Owners Index

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Albahou, Kamal; Khalifa al Nabooda, Khalid

Andrew Bentley Stables

Asprey, Emily; Carson, Willie; Wright, Chris 

Aldrich, Allen; DeDomenico, Mark; Downey, Stuart; Hernandez, Lisa 

Alesia, Bran Jam Stables, Ciaglia Racing LLC 

Bacon, Mark; Wells, Dana 

Baker, Robert C.; Mack, William L. 

Bakir, Brendan/Tachycardia Stables; Mansor, Tom  

Banwell, Ian/St George Farm Racing; Watts Humphrey Jr., G. 

Beneto, Steve 

Bernson, David; Makin, Paul 

Besilu Stables   

Bethlehem Stables/Caruso, Michael; Dubb, Michael; Aisquith, Gary  

Bethlehem Stables/Caruso, Michael; Dubb, Michael; Elkstone Group  

Bradley, Fred; Bradley, William 'Buff' 

Braly Family Trust 

Brehm, Erich; Desmormeaux, J. Keith; Detmar, Wayne; Michaels, Lee  

Broman, Mary & Chester Snr 

Brous Stable; Wachtel Stable; Barber, Gary; Hammer, Jack; 

Bryant, Magalen O. 

Buttigieg, Paul 

Calumet Farm 

Cardoza, Dennis - Pegram, Mike 

Cauley, Anita 

Cavalieri, Anselmo Cavalieri  

Centennial Farms  

Chasing Tails Stables 

Cheung, Yuk Tak; Ho, Chi Keung; Wong, Tak Wai; Yang, Siu Shun  

Claiborne Farm; Dilschneider, Adele B 

Coburn, Steve; Martin, Perry 

Conquest Stables 

Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stable 

CresRan LLC 

Crevier, Donny; Martin, Charles 

Crossed Sabres Farm 

Cubbedge, Bill 

Drawing Away Stable; Jacobson, David 

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners 

Evans, Robert S

Fanticola, Tony; Scardino, Joe 

Farish W S; Mooney, Steve

Favreau, Nancy; Magnier, Susan; Psoinos, Kathy; Smith, Derrick; Tabor, Michael

Flaxman Holdings Ltd 

Finder, Gary; Sabo, Elias; Amerman Racing; Bongo Stable

Fink, Morton  

Forgason, Diana

Frankel, Jerry; Frankel, Ronald; Layman, Steve; Bradley Thoroughbreds 

Gallant Stable  

Generazio, Patricia

Glen Hill Farm 

Goldmark Farm 

Godolphin 

Good Friends Stable  

Heerensperger, David; Nelson, Jose Maria 

Hernandez, Salvador

Hillsbrook Farms  

Hollendorfer, Jerry; Todaro, Dr George 

Hollendorfer, Jerry; Lloyd, Kim and Jerry 

House, Michael  

Horton, Willis D 

Hronis Racing 

Jay Em Ess Stable  

Juddmonte Farms, Inc. (Prince Khalid Abdullah)  

Jungle Racing LLC  

King of Prussia Stables

Kmn Racing; Litt, Jason; Solis, Alex II  

Landaluce Educe Stables

LaPenta, Robert; Wright, B. J. 

Let's Go Stable; Magnier, Mrs John; Smith, Derrick; Tabor, Michael B. 

Let's Go Stable; WinStar Farm LLC

Little Red Feather Racing

Lieblong, Alex & JoAnn 

Loooch Racing 

Namy, Jerry; Sims, Philip A.  

McGhee, Edward; Hill 'N' Dale Equine Holdings 

Midwest Thoroughbreds

Miuccio, Antonino 

Patterson, Randy  

Pegram, Mike; Weitman, P; Watson, Karl 

Perdomo, Stella

Phipps Stable; Janney, Stuart III; Phipps, Ogden Mills

Plesa, Laurie; Trilogy Stable  

Preston Stables LLC 

Qatar Racing Ltd  

Qatar Racing Ltd & Sangster Family  

Rabbah Bloodstock Ltd. Lessee

Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.  

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing 

Reddam Racing LLC 

Repole Stable  

Richlyn Farm

Rothschild, Sir Evelyn de 

Sam-Son Farm 

Santulli, Richard

Schiappa, Bernie; Diamond Pride Racing Stable; Lanni Family Trust; Mercedes Stable

Schwartz, Barry K. 

Schwartz, Martin S.

Scuderi, Vincent 

Shah, Kaleem  

Sheep Pond Farmers 

Siena Farm  

Southern Equine Stable

Stonestreet Stables LLC; WinStar Farm LLC  

Spence, James

Spendthrift Farm (Hughes, B. Wayne)  

Tabor, Michael B; Zetcher, Arnold, LLC 

Team Valor International/Irwin, Barry 

Ten Broeck Farm

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC 

Treadway Racing Stable  

Twin Creek Racing Stables LLC 

Vaccarezza, Priscilla 

W. C. Racing  

Wantz, Susan 

Ward, Wesley  

West, Gary & Mary 

Westrock Stables

Whitham, Janis R. 

Wigan, James

Williams, Larry D. and Marianne 

WInchell Thoroughbreds  

Zayat Stables 

Ziebarth, Pamela C.  

Ken & Sarah Ramsey

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Bobby's Kitten: 

  • Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, Santa Anita, November 1st 2014
  • Trained by Chad C. Brown, Sire: Kitten's Joy. Dam: Celestial Woods

Kitten's Dumplings: 

  • Queen Elizabeth II Challenger Cup, 12th October 2013
  • Trained by Michael J Maker, Sire: Kitten's Joy. Dam: Granny Franny

We Miss Artie: 

  • Futurity, Keeneland, 5th October 2013
  • Trained by Todd Pletcher, Sire: Artie Schiller. Dam: Athena's Gift

Real Solution:

  • Arlington Million Stakes, Arlington Park, 17th August 2013
  • Manhattan Stakes, Belmont Park, 7th June 2014
  • Trained by Chad C Brown, Sire: Kitten's Joy. Dam: Reachfortheheaven

Admiral Kitten:

  • Secretariat Stakes, Arlington Park, 17th August 2013
  • Trained by Michael J Maker, Sire: Kitten's Joy. Dam: Reachforthestars 

Big Blue Kitten: 

  • United Nations Stakes, Monmouth Park, 6th July 2013
  • Sword Dancer Inv., Saratoga, 17th August 2013
  • United Nations Stakes, Monmouth Park, 5th July 2015
  • Trained by Chad C Brown, Sire: Kitten's Joy. Dam: Spent Gold

Stephanie's Kitten: 

  • Just a Game Stakes, Belmont Park, 8th June 2013
  • Flower Bowl S, Belmont Park, September 27th 2014
  • Trained by Todd A. Pletcher, Sire: Kitten's Joy. Dam: Unfold the Rose

Ken and Sarah Ramsey have done more for cats than Garfield. Actually, the credit goes to their stallion Kitten’s Joy, the 2004 Eclipse Champion Turf Male who has followed a terrific career on-track - nine wins and four seconds in 14 starts with more than $2 million in earnings – with continuing success as a sire. Currently ranked sixth in North America in progeny earnings, Kitten’s Joy has led to an epidemic breakout of horses named Kitten. When’s the last time you went to the track and didn’t see at least one horse with Kitten in his name, most likely in a turf race?

The Ramseys were the Eclipse Champion Owners in 2004 and 2011. And though their farm is in Lexington, Kentucky and they just set a record for wins at Churchill Downs this summer, such is their presence in New York that they were the leading owners at Saratoga in 2008 and 2009. After watching Mike Repole win the ensuing three Saratoga owner titles, Ken has been telling everybody, including Repole, that he is going to beat him this summer. Ken’s been claiming horses left and right to make that happen. “I claimed like 30 horses to beat the Repole Stable,” Ken said. “I have seven different trainers ready to win races there.”

Now 76, he came into racing after several different careers. After graduating high school at the age of 16 as valedictorian, he became manager of a trucking business before joining the Naval Reserve and served on aircraft carrier. “I wanted to be a test pilot,” he said. “That was my ambition. Then I met my wife.”

Ken started his own trucking business, then became the terminal manager of a company in Hartford, Ct. He then switched to real estate. “It was very lucrative,” he said. “I was the leading realtor in Lexington after 16 months. I had 29 people working for me. At one point, I had 101 properties.”

After reading about cell phones, he changed careers again. “I jumped into it,” he said. “When I read about it or heard about it, I said, `Man, this is a better mousetrap.’ I saw all kind of ramifications. Then I sold my company for $39 million. That got me into the horse business. That’s what I wanted to do all the time. I bought the farm we have now. I’m over 1,400 acres.”

He remembers his first visit to a racetrack. “I was on a ship in San Francisco,” he said. “The first race I saw was at Golden Gate Fields. I couldn’t understand how to pick them because they all looked the same to me.”

Years later, he visited Keeneland with a friend. “I made $40 that day,” he said. “The next Saturday, I go back and win again. I said, `Gee, this beats working.’ I enjoyed it.”

He then took a correspondents course in handicapping. “Sixteen weeks,” he said. “Then I bought Tom Ainsle’s book and everything I could get my hands on to read. I’d take trainers’ notes.”

Ken became so proficient that he taught an adult course in handicapping at Transylvania University. “We packed them in,” he said. “I taught them the 3 R’s: Ramsey’s Road to Riches.”

Yet he left racing for more than a decade. “I was spending too much time betting,” he said.

He wound up owning six FM-radio stations in Wisconsin. “That’s where I applied for a license,” he said.

He returned to racing in the mid’90s and has climbed steadily upward ever since. “Well, I’ll tell you what, it’s been a big part of my life,” he said.

The biggest player in that part of his life is Kitten’s Joy. Asked how many Kitten’s Joy horses he currently owns, he said, “I don’t honestly know. Not enough.”





Sheep Pond Partners

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In January, 2016, Solomon “Sol” Kumin, who has helped form six racing partnerships, including Sheep Pond Partners, was honored as 2015 New Owner of the Year by OwnerView, given to an owner who has owned Thoroughbreds for less than three years and has had a stakes winner. Kumin has already won three Grade 1 stakes with Sheep Pond Ponders, two by undefeated turf star Lady Eli including the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and one by Slumber in the 2015 Manhattan Stakes in partnership with Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables. 

Kumin, 40, is a native of Boston and was the COO of SAC Capital Advisors before launching Folger Hill Asset Management in October, 2014.

Kumin’s partner in Sheep Pond is Jay Hanley, 45, a native of White Plains, N.Y., who was an investment banker before becoming a carpenter on Nantucket Island, Mass., where he subsequently started Hanley Construction and Development. 

 

Sheep Pond Partners took all of two years to win a Breeders’ Cup race. Jay Hanley, a general contractor and real estate developer, was building a house for Sol Kumin on Sheep Pond Road on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. Kumin owned a filly named Wild Grace. “I had her with another trainer, and decided to give her to Chad Brown,” Kumin told Steve Haskin of Blood-Horse. Brown had worked with Wild Grace’s dam, Gracious Lady, and agreed to train her. Hanley, who had a deep passion for Thoroughbreds, asked if he could get involved. Hanley’s parents lived in Saratoga Springs, and his grandmother lived near the city. All three would take Hanley to Saratoga Race Course. “Basically, from there I’ve been sort of obsessed,” Hanley told Haskin. Hanley and Kumin formed a partnership, named it for the street of Kumin’s new home and purchased Lady Eli for $160,000 at the Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds-in-Training Sales. They named her for Kumin’s wife, Elizabeth, whose initials are E.L.I. After Brown trained Lady Eli on grass for the first time, he told her owners she could win the Breeders’ Cup. And she did. “It’s unbelievable,” Elizabeth Kumin said. “I never expected anything like this.”  

Richard Santulli

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Laughing: 

Diana Stakes, Saratoga, 27th July 2013

Flower Bowl Inv., Belmont Park, 28th September 2013

Trained by Alan Goldberg, Sire: Dansili. Dam: Comic

Force The Pass:

Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes, Belmont Park, 4th July 2015

Trained by Alan Goldberg, Sire: Speightstown. Dam: Social Queen

Richard Santulli, a native of Brooklyn, New York, earned his bachelor and master’s degrees in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in operations research at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Santulli worked as an investment banker, then as a vice president with Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1969-1980. Four years later, he purchased Executive Jet in 1984. He created NetJets Inc., which offered a new concept of fractional jet ownership and revolutionized the private and corporate business jet market. He sold the company to Berkshire Hathaway for $750 million in 1998, but stayed on as CEO through August, 2009.

Santulli got involved in racing in the early ’80s. With George Prussin, David Orlinsky, and the late Jules Fink as partners, Santulli formed Jayeff B Stable, whose top horses include 1989 champion sprint Safely Kept, who won the 1990 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and 1998 champion filly Banshee Breeze (owned in partnership with her breeder James B. Tafel). Santulli serves as the managing general partner of Jayeff B.

A member of the Jockey Club since 2002, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Breeders’ Cup and the New York Racing Association.





Donegal Racing & Rockingham Ranch

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Finnegans Wake, Churchill Downs, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S, May 2nd 2015

Trained by Peter Miller. Sire: Powerscourt. Dam: Boat's Ghost

Biography to follow...

 

Bobby Flay

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Dame Dorothy, Churchill Downs, Humana Distaff Stakes, May 2nd 2015

Trained by  Todd Pletcher. Sire: Bernardini. Dam: Vole Vole Monamour.

Biography to follow...

Bill Cubbedge

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Molly Morgan, Churchill Downs, La Troienne Stakes, May 1st 2015

Trained by Dale Romans. Sire: Ghostzapper. Dam: Capitulation 

Biography to follow...

W S Farish & Steve Mooney

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Ball Dancing, Jenny Wiley S, Keeneland, April 11th 2015

Trained by Chad C Brown, Sire: Exchange Rate. Dam: Ball Gown

Biography to follow...

Gary Barber

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Jack Milton, Keeneland, Maker's 46 Mile Stakes, April 10th 2015

Trained by Todd Pletcher. Sire: War Front. Dam: Preserver

Biography to follow...

Brereton C. Jones

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Lovely Maria, Keeneland, Ashland Stakes, April 4th 2015; Churchill Downs, Kentucky Oaks May 1st 2015

Trained by Larry Jones. Sire: Majesticperfection. Dam: Thundercup

Biography to follow...

Barry K. Schwartz

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Princess Violet, Keeneland, Madison Stakes, April 4th 2015

Trained by Linda Rice, Sire: Officer. Dam: Lady Rapper

Biography to follow...

Salvador Hernandez

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La Tia, Matriarch S, Del Mar, November 30th 2014

Trained by Armando de la Cerda, Sire: City Place. Dam: La Adelita

A chance meeting connected La Tia’s owner and breeder, Chicago restaurateur Salvador Hernandez, the owner and breeder of La Tia, with the filly’s original trainer, Brian Williamson before Williamson’s assistant, Armando Delacerda opened his own stable. Williamson fancies tacos and De la Cerda told him about Hernandez’s Mexican restaurant in 2012. Williamson checked out the restaurant, went back many times and became friends with Hernandez, who has owned Thoroughbreds for 25 years. Before the start of the Arlington meet that year, Hernandez gave Williamson four horses to train including his homebred, Illinois-bred La Tia.

    Hernandez also raced stakes winners Voy Por Uno Mas and Diablos First Lady in partnership with trainer Moises Yanez and Del Sol Farm.    

 

Alto Racing LLC

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Materiality, Gulfstream Park, Florida Derby, March 28th 2015.

Trained by Todd A. Pletcher. Sire: Afleet Alex. Dam: Wildwood Flower.

Biography to follow...

Benjamin C. Warren

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Warren's Veneda, Santa Anita Park, Santa Margarita S, March 14th 2015.

Trained by Craig Anthony Lewis. Sire: Affirmative. Dam: More Cal Bread 

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St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds

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Ring Weekend, Frank E Kilroe Mile, Santa Anita Park, 7th March 2015

Trained by H. Graham Motion. Sire: Tapit. Dam: Free The Magic

Biography to follow...

Al Shaqab Racing

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Mshawish, Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park Handicap, February 7th 2015.

Trained by Todd A. Pletcher. Sire: Medaglia d'Oro. Dam: Thunder Bayou

Biography to follow.

Midwest Thoroughbreds

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Work All Week, Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint, Santa Anita, November 1st 2014

Trained by Roger A. Brueggemann, Sire: City Zip. Dam: Danzig Matilda

The Pizza Man, Arlington Million S, Arlington Park, August 15th 2015

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Incredible success has allowed Richard and Karan Papiese, who founded Midwest Thoroughbreds with two horses in 2001, to give back even more. They support several Thoroughbred retirement programs, including New Vocations, Remember Me Rescue, Galloping Out and Beyond the Roses, and racetrack chaplaincies around the country as well as the Permanent Disabled Jockey Fund. Midwest Thoroughbreds also operates Thunder Ranch Farm in Anthony, Fla., for its own retired and turned-out horses.

    The Papieses own and operate Midwest Store Fixtures, a family business that outfits display cases, kiosks and other custom products for retail outlets, in University Park, Ill.

    After hiring trainer Jaime Ness in 2009, Midwest Thoroughbreds became a force in the industry, finishing second nationally in victories with 236 in 2009. The stable has finished No. 1 every year since. Midwest Thoroughbreds recorded 310 wins in 2010, 418 in ’11, a record 542 in ’12 and 401 in ’13.

    In 2014, Midwest Thoroughbred, which now has more than 300 horses, was the leading owner for the fifth consecutive year with 219 victories from 992 starters. No other owner was even close in the number of starters and winners. The $5.7 million Midwest Thoroughbreds’ horses earned last year was third best nationally behind Ken and Sarah Ramsey and Kaleem Shah, Inc.  

Erich Brehm, J. Keith Desmormeaux, Wayne Detmar & Lee Michaels

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Texas Red, Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Santa Anita, November 1st 2014

Trained by J. Keith Desormeaux, Sire: Afleet Alex. Dam: Ramatuelle

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In the mid-1970s, Eric Brehm Sr. and his pal Wally would study nights, then take off for the harness track because they could get in free after the seventh race. They did well playing trifectas, made T-shirts saying “Trifecta Kids” and, some 15 years later, Brehm Sr. got to know Josh Pons, who won an Eclipse Award for his series in The Blood-Horse called “Country Life Diary.” Brehm Sr. asked Pons if he would check out a Seattle Slew mare, Seattle Queen, who was in foal to Malinowski in New Jersey. Pons gave his blessing, and Brehm bought the filly for $5,000. They named Seattle Queen’s second foal by Citidancer Fat Wally. He set a track record at Retama Park, winning a maiden race by 13 lengths. “Seeing my father’s expression as his colt crossed the finish line first had me hooked forever,” Brehm Jr. told America’s Best Racing.

Brehm Jr. wound up in the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program and was an intern at Lone Star Park.

In 2009, Brehm Sr. met trainer Keith Desormeaux, who wound up as trainer for Team Brehm and their friend/partner Dr. Gene Voss. Desormeaux purchased three horses from the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. One of them, Texas Red, was purchased for $17,000. Two more Brehm family members, Wayne Detmer and Lee Michaels, bought in. Lee’s husband, Paul, bought his share as a present for her. Texas Red is both the Detmers’ and the Michaels’ first Thoroughbred. “How great is that?” Brehm Jr. asked.  

 

Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Layman & Bradley Thoroughbreds

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Dayatthespa, Breeders' Cup Filly & Turf, Santa Anita, November 1st 2014

Trained by Chad C. Brown, Sire: City Zip. Dam: M'Lady Doc

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Sir Evelyn De Rothschild

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Hillstar, Pattison Canadian International, Woodbine, October 19th 2014

Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, Sire: Danehill Dancer. Dam: Crystal Star

Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild was born into substantial wealth on August 29, 1931, but didn’t join the family business, the NM Rothschild & Sons Banking House, until he was 26. Founded by Nathan Mayer Rothschild in 1811, this British investment banking company employs more than 3,000 people in 42 countries. After joining his family’s company, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild carved his own niche in the finance world and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989 after serving as her financial adviser. He served as chairman of many endeavors including The Economist, the United Racecourse, the British Mercantile Banking & Securities House Association, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. He was a director of IBM United Kingdom Holdings Limited, De Beers Consolidated Mines and the Daily Telegraph. From three marriages, he has two sons, one daughter and two stepsons. His third marriage was to American lawyer and entrepreneur Lynn Forester. They spent one night of their honeymoon as guests at the White House. Sir Evelyn bred Hillstar at historic Southcourt Stud in Bedfordshire. His family’s involvement in Thoroughbred racing began in 1835 when banker Baron James de Rothschild began racing and breeding horses in France. Frequently referred to as the richest man in the world, Sir Evelyn’s net worth has been reported as $20 billion.