5/03/13 - Admiral Kitten second in the G2 American Turf S and KITTEN's DUMPLINGS scored in the Edgewood. READ MORE
Admiral Kitten ran well to be seconf in the American Turf S G2 angling out and finishing willingly. He has 2 wins and 2 seconds in 5 lifetime starts
5/02/12 - FEAR THE KITTEN did not draw into the Derby.
4/30/13 - Because a spot may be open, Mike has entered FEAR THE KITTEN to the KY Derby. He will be an Also Elligible with the entry of Giant Finish who has more points.
4/26/13 - Leading trainer honors went to Mike Maker, who won 25 races this meet, the most by a trainer in a single Keeneland race meet. The previous record of 22 was set by D. Wayne Lukas in the fall of 1989. It is the second Keeneland training title for Maker, who topped the rankings in the fall of 2008.
4/26/13 - DARK COVE, claimed by Mike for $50,000 last year, takes the Elkhorn G2 at Keeneland, smashing Keeneland's trainer record and the owner record for the Ramseys. READ MORE
4/26/13 - DARK COVE joins other horses Mike has claimed which have gone on to graded stakes wins - including Ramsey colorbearers FURTHEST LAND (MGSW including the BREEDERS' CUP MILE. G1), ACCREDIT (G2), HEADACHE (MGSW G2), KINDERGARDEN KID (G3), and LONESOME STREET (G2)
4/24/13 - Mike breaks the record at Keeneland for victories during the spring meet and now has a total of 19. READ MORE
4/20/13 - 3 wins at Keeneland today including an allowance win by Awesome Flower for the Ramseys and two additional wins for them by Suyeta and Scealeile. This has put the Ramseys well on their way to their 12th title as Keeneland’s leading owner, which includes a sweep of last year’s spring and fall race meets.
4/19/13 - Multiple stakes winner ARTEMUS KITTEN ran third in the Doubledogdare Stakes - Gr. 3 at Keeneland. She has earned over $230,000 for her owners the Ramseys. On the same day Animal Style, claimed for $25,000 for the Ramseys won a $64,000 allowance race also at Keeneland. Another highly successful claim, he has won the Van Berg Stakes at the Fair Grounds and was second in the Black Gold for his new connections.
3/16/13 - Mike gets his 1,000th win! READ MORE
3/11/13 - Brazilian Court, a 3 year old Harlan's Holiday colt ran second in the OBS Championship (Colt and Gelding Division) Stakes and was just outfinished for the win . He is owned by the Ramsey's.
3/9/13 - SW GHOST IS CLEAR owned and trained by Mike, closed well to be third in the Duncan F. Kenner S. at the Fair Grounds. He has earned over $160,000.
3/2/13 - Mike had a great weekend with MSW ARTEMUS KITTEN winning the Jersey Lily S. at Sam Houston for the Ramseys and raising her earnings to a tick under 1/4 million and SW ANIMAL STYLE running second in the Black Gold at the Fairgrounds despite racing wide also for the Ramseys. Last out ANIMAL STYLE won the Van Verg S. at the Fair Grounds.
2/19/13 - Ramsey homebred Fear the Kitten, c , 3, Kitten's Joy - Dynarhythm by Dynaformer added more black type to his page, running second in the Southwest S. G3. Last out he was third in the LeCompte G3 at the Fair Grounds.
2/2/13 - SW KITTEN's DUMPLINGS is now graded stakes placed, running second in the G3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay. She is a homebred for the Ramseys.
1/5/13 - Three year old Smokinindaboysroom, ran second in the Turfway Prevue holding on well for the place after prompting the pace. He is owned by Skychai Racing LLC, Sand Dollar Stable LLC, C. Apostelos. and Kendal Hansen.
12/29/12 - Graded staked placed stakes winner GUNG HO, c. 3 ( Kitten's Joy - Glory Dancer, by Honour and Glory) ran third in the Holiday Cheer Stakes at Turfway. He is a Ramsey homebred. He came wide but could not catch the leaders.
12/15/12 - SW and Multiple Graded Stakes placed TWINSPIRED, c,. 4 (Harlan's Holiday - Historical Drive, by El Prado (IRE)) can from far off the pace to be second in the Prairie Bayou S. at Turfway. He is approaching $350,000 in earnings for owners Alpha Stables, Skychai Racing LLC and Sand Dollar Stable LLC.
12/1/12 - Mike wore a path to the Winner's Circle at Gulfstream. BROTHER BIRD took the Claiming Crown Iron Horse S, BERNIE THE MAESTRO scored in the Claiming Crown Rapid Transit ( with Won Fast Bullet third), STARSILHOUETTE took the Claiming Crown Tiara S. and PARENT'S HONOR won the Claiming Crown Jewel S.all for the Ramseys. In addition, MAJOR MARVEL ran second in the Emerald S. also for the Ramseys. Mile wears this crown for sure.
11/17/12 - $35,000 claim pays off again. KING DAVID won the G1 Jamaica last month and this time he was second in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes - Gr. 3 closing well after contending with traffic.
11/10/12 - Mike had two Kitten's Joy two year old stakes winners at Retama Park. ADMIRAL KITTEN won the El Joven S to remain unbeaten in two starts and KITTEN'S DUMPLINGS won the M2 Technology La Senorita S. Both are homebreds for the Ramseys.
10/28/12 - JOHA is entered in the G1 BC Juvenile Turf for owner Bluegrass Equine Bloodstock, LLC. He drew post position 10. With morning-line odds are 6-1, he is co- second choice with Noble Tune. European invader Dundonnell is the luke warm favorite.
10/18/12 - KINDERGARDEN KID steps up and captures the Sycamore S, G3 at Keeneland. READ MORE
10/6/12 - Trainer Mike Maker had a Grade I double: The G1 Jamaica and the G1 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity. READ MORE
9/29/12 - Recently claimed by Mike for the Ramseys, KINDERGARDEN KID ran third in the G1- Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont.
9/8/12 - Mike Maker trained ALWAYS KITTEN breaks her maiden in the $100,000 Happy Ticket S.at Louisiana Downs. On the same day, Kamchatka ran third in the Sunday Silence S also at Louisiana Downs.
8/30/12 - JOHA, winner of the Colin Stakes at Woodbine last out, almost got it done again in the With Anticipation S. at Saratoga. He missed by a head after leading the whole way. He is owned by Wade M. Wacker and was bred by BEC Bloodstock. He has earned $185,767 in 5 starts with 2 wins, 2 seconds and a third.
8/21/12 - HANSEN out of the Travers with a tendon injury.
8/10/12- LOTTA LOVIN wins her 4th stakes race in the Malvern Rose S. at Presque Isle Downs and raises her earnings to $200,767
8/4/12 - Hansen's race did not set up well for him, but the trip to West Virginia was a good one for Mike. MAJOR MARVEL won the West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup Stakes and SW HEADACHE ran second in the West Virginia Governor's Stake. Both these stakes horses were excellent claims by Mike. READ MORE
7/14/12 - Two stakes victories for Mike today - one at Woodbine and one at Ellis Park READ MORE
7/14/12 - Hansen Still Likely for West Virginia Derby READ MORE
7/6/12- Thoroughbred Times: TRAINER OF THE WEEK® Mike Maker READ MORE
7/1/12 - Jack and Thomas F Conway's STATELY VICTOR ran 3rd in the Dominion Day G3 at Woodbine.
6/30/12 - HANSEN romped in the Iowa Derby G3 and Morgan`s Guerrilla ran third in the Dwyer G2. READ MORE
6/28/12 - Hansen Returns in Iowa Derby READ MORE
6/23/12 - Hansen aims for the GIII Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows June 30, the GII West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Aug. 4 and the GI Travers S. at Saratoga Aug. 25.READ MORE
6/9/12 - PAPAW BODIE came within a whisker of a G1 victory in the WOODFORD RESERVE MANHATTAN H.-GI on the Belmont undercard. He was an ultra game second for his connections owner Connie M Apostelos and breeders Omega Farm, B D Gibbs Farm LLC & Chancey Mill Farm.
5/20/12 - SW MR. PRANKSTER had a rough trip in the Tiller S. at Belmont and ended up in 3rd.
5/19/12 - G2 SW LONESOME STREET missed by a whisker in the HANSHIN CUP S. (G3) at Arlington Park. He is owned by the Ramseys and was bred by Jon Kelly & Sarah Kelly
5/4/12 - Excellent start for the DERBY WEEKEND with JUANITA's win in the La Troienne S. G 2. READ MORE
4/30/12 - HANSEN ready for the Derby! Stay tuned... CLICK HERE to see a wonderful video of the athletic Hansen playing in the sand.
4/20/12 - Mike had 2 wins for 2 different owners on the day's card and SW LA GRAN BAILADORA third in the G3- Hillard Lyons Doubledogdare S. at Keeneland
4/12/12 - Mike has a great day at Keeneland overall despite missing the Winner's Circle with Hansen. 5/4/12 -Excellent start for the DERBY WEEKEND with JUANITA's win in the La Troienne S. G 2
4/7/12 - Morgan's Guerrilla pressed the pace wide and got a graded stakes placing running second in the Illinois Derby G3 for owners F. Thomas Conway, Jack Conway, Trey Thornton and Gary Carter. Lifetime: 3 - 1 2 0 $153,505
4/1/12 - PAPAW BODIE added a second in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap - Gr. 2 to his resume. READ MORE
3/31/12 - ARTEMUS KITTEN takes the Bayou and Mike has an additional MSW winner today READ MORE
3/24/12 - Mike did not find his way to the winner's circle this weekend, but he had stakes placed horses for three different owners. READ MORE
3/22/12 - HANSEN to Blue Grass G1. Just need to keep him happy and relaxed READ MORE
3/19/12 - MR PRANKSTER and TIZANEXPENSE to run with better racing luck in the G3 Vinery Racing Spiral S. at Turfway Park READ MORE
3/17/12 - JUANITA ran second behind Horse of the Tear HAVRE DE GRACE in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes. She has raised he earnings to $ 286,642
3/3/12 - HANSEN romps in the Gotham G3 and MORGAN'S GUERRILLA breaks his maiden impressively READ MORE
2/25/12 - LOTTA LOVIN wins the Valdale S READ MORE
2/10/12 - Mike had two stakes placings today with SW LA GRAN BAILADORA third in the Likely Exchange S. at Turfway and SW JUANITA third in the Tiffany Lass at the Fair Grounds.
2/4/12 - Another great weekend for Mike including his third win of the WEBN S. in a row - this time with Mr. Prankster. READ MORE
2/3/12 - Gainesway homebred SMALL KITCHEN, f. 3 by Corinthian out of Banshee Girl, by Deputy Minister won off by almost 6 lengths at the Fair Grounds in her first start. Watch for this one.
2/1/12 - HANSON co highweighted at 126 pounds on the annual Experimental Free Handicap.
1/29/12- Champion HANSEN ends up second in the Holy Bull after a stumble at the start. “Everything’s well, he didn’t grab a quarter or anything,” Maker said. “We were second best. He’ll probably benefit from the race. It’s called a prep race for a reason.”
1/28/12 - Mike got his weekend off to a good start with PAPAW BODIE's, strong win in the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes - Gr.3. Owned by Connie M Apostelos, PAPAW BODIE has now won four straight. . He has earnings of $ 257,211 and has a total of six wins in 15 starts. On the same day, Kentucky Cup Sprint S.(G3) winner MATHEWSBURG, almost got it done in the Forego S. at Turfway. He made a bold move and missed the win by a head and a neck. He is owned by F. Thomas Conway and Matt Conway.
1/16/12 - Mike Maker trained Tapit's Hansen Named Champion 2-Year
-Old Colt! Despite anticipation of a close Eclipse race, Hansen won handily. He received 194 votes, compared to the 52 garnered by Union Rags. Secret Circle and Overdriven got one vote apiece.
1/14/12 - Mike got a stakes placing at the Fair Grounds and a win at Turfway. READ MORE
1/7/`2 - Mike lit up the board at Turfway Park in the Turfway Prevue S. READ MORE