A local farm brought home an international award last week — and it wasn’t the first time.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named the outstanding owners last Monday at the 2011 Eclipse Awards — the horse-racing industry’s top awards. The Ramseys own Ramsey Farm, located off U.S. 68 in Jessamine County, and had received the same award in 2004.
Ken Ramsey attributed the success to the crop from the farm’s “world-class stallion,” Kitten’s Joy, who won the 2004 Eclipse Award as champion turf male.
“We had a great year overall,” he said. “Our stallion, who we think is going to be a world-class sire, put out 15 stakes winners last year, which was tied for the most of any stallion up until the last few days of 2011.”