Mike Maker, Race Horse Trainer

 

 

 


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  • 2 yo MALIBU SAINT wins the Wait A While S - TRUST FACTOR 3rd in the Louisiana Champions Day Turf S
    12/10/2017

    2-year-old filly MALIBU SAINT (Malibu Moon) won the Wait A While S at Gulfstream for owner Treadway Racing Stable. She was bred by Jim Wells & Candy Meadows LLC.The filly broke her maiden in her first out running on the turf at Indiana Grand. She followed that with a runner-up position in allowance company. Today she settled behind a wall of horses but began to come on after swinging wide as she entered the stretch.  MALIBU SAINT was bumped by a drifting out rival but held on for the game victory.

    On the same day at the Fair Grounds, TRUST FACTOR was third in the Louisiana Champions Day Turf S and raised his earnings to over $248,000 for owner Scrivener Stables.

  • Mike co-ownede Queen`s Fate 2nd by a mose in the Ontario Lassie S.
    12/04/2017

    2-year old filly Queen`s Fate (Artie Schiller) ran second BY A NOSE in the Ontario Lassie S at Woodbine. She charged late and just missed.  The filly is owned by Mike and Maxis Stable and has a win ( a MSW at Keeneland), a second and a third in 3 starts. Keep an eye on this one.

  • MAKER BARN BUSY AT CLAIMING CROWN
    12/03/2017

    WINNER: 

    SW SPECIAL OPS, winner of the West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup Stakes (Listed)  won his second in a row - this one in claiming company at  Kentucky Downs- making him eligible for the Claiming Crown series where trainer Mike Maker excels. This move paid off well as he won the Claiming Crown Emerald S at Gulfstream. He is owned by  Skychai Racing and has now earned  over $375,000 with 8 wins out of 28 starts. 2nd was Bingo Kitten for the Ramseys

    SECOND
    Flashy Jewel - Claiming Crown Jewel for Michael M Hui - now earned over $300,000
    Bingo Kitten - Claiming Crown Emerald S for the Ramseys - now earned over $223,000

    THIRD
    Sir Navigator - Claiming Crown Canterbury S also for the Ramseys - now earned over $174,000

  • Gilded Lily = win #2,001
    12/01/2017

    GILDED LILY, a 3-year-old Speightstown filly, wheeled out for the win at Turfway for owner  Tracy Farmer. She loves the surface at Turfway and this is her third win over it. She was also on the board in the Bourbonette Oaks G3 over the all weather surface.

    Earlier on the card trainer Mike won his 2,000th race - this makes 2,001!

  • 1st out 2 yo winner for KITTEN'S JOY and the MAKER BARN
    11/27/2017

    Courtesy of the TDN
    Going 1 1/8 on the turf,  YEAR OF THE KITTEN (c, 2, Kitten's Joy--Transformation, by Langfuhr), let go at 8-1, was away alertly and on the front end in the early strides before settling well off the pace. He made rapid progress on the final turn and gained a narrow advantage with a four-wide move into the stretch before forging clear late to win by 1 3/4 lengths. I
    Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $34,020.
     O/B-Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey (NY)
     

  • 2 stakes winners at Gulfstream Wet
    11/12/2017

    ENTERPRISING (Elusive Quality) added to his resume, winning the Millions Turf Preview S  for owner Maxis Stable and pushing his earnings over $882,000. ENTERPRISING, was a game last out winner of the G3 Fair Grounds H.and then made it two straight with a narrow score in the G2- Muniz Memorial H at the Fair Grounds earlier this year.

    On the same card, 2-year-old filly HOMEMADE SALSA (Two Step Salsa) won the Juvenile Fillies Turf and added black type for her owner Get Away Farm. She has 2 wins and a 3rd in 3 starts!

  • SW AL'S GAL claimed and trained by Mike brings $950 as a broodmare
    11/10/2017

    Claimed for $35,000 by Mike for the Ramseys, AL'S GAL (English CHannel) flourished under Mike's care moving from the claiming ranks all the way to multiple graded stakes placings and a G1 win in the E. P. Taylor S. Presented by HPIBet (Gr. 1) at Woodbine. Yesterday she sold as an in foal  broodmare for $950,000.

  • MIKE EARNS 5th KEENELAND LEADING TRAAINER TITLE!
    10/29/2017

    Maker outdistanced his peers with 13 wins to secure his fifth leading trainer title at Keeneland. He previously won in the spring of 2016 and 2013, and fall of 2013 and 2008. Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen finished second with nine victories during the meet. Casse was third with seven wins, including the three aforementioned stakes wins. 
    On the final day. Tarquinia (Speightstown) sored a 6 length allowance win( her second) over the sloppy track for Three Diamonds.

  • Nice 2 yo winner at Keeneland + a bonus win
    10/22/2017

    Third, in her first start at KY Downs, QUEEN'S FATE ( Artie Schiller) raced 1 1/16 on the turf to graduate in a MSW for Owner: Maxis Stable and breeder Josham Farms Limited & Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds. The Ontario bred filly has earned over $36.000 in her two starts lifetime. Keep an eye on this one long on the turf.

    A bonus on the card was the win by FUTILE (Broken Vow) also owned by Maxis Stable who upped his earnings over $100,000.

  • Mike gets two more G1 stakes placings and a strong allowance win for the Ramseys
    10/16/2017

    OSCAR NOMINATED won the Dueling Grounds Derby last out and was close to track record time, and drawing away under hand ride to win by 6 1/4 lengths on the wire. Today he had to settle for the place in the Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Gr. 1), but he added to his coffer for the Ramseys and now has earned over a million - two. On the same card, tje Ramsey's 5-year-old mare stakes winning KITTEN'S ROAR added more graded black-type in the E. P. Taylor Stakes (Gr. 1). She has bankrolled over $715,000. Add to that a great allowance win at Keeneland by 7 year old gelding SHINING COPPER, a claim for the Ramsey's 2 years ago, who has run in nothing but stakes races since the claim, winning 1 and stakes placed in 3 others. He has earned $640,000.

  • 8 year old HOGY adds G2 stakes placing in his 3rd lifetime Woodward S.
    10/08/2017

    Just a couple of months ago Mike Maker took a chance there was still life left in HOGY's 8-year-old legs. On Sept. 9, the $80,000 the trainer laid out for the veteran Offlee Wild gelding and he officially became a savvy bargain buy. Hogy added to his indefatigable reputation when he won the $400,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes (G3T)—his first graded score since 2013.

    Running in the G 2 Woodford S.at Keeneland for the 3rd time in his 46 race career, HOGY ran second for his newest owner Michael Hui. He has earned over $1,100,000!

  • Two nice allowance winners at Keeneland
    10/07/2017

    Stakes placed St LOUIE (Arch) won going 1 1/2 on the Keeneland  grass for owner Three Diamonds. He upped his earnings over $308,000. Racing  1 1/8 also on the turf for the same owner, WAR BOND (War Front added a 4th win. He has earned over $142,000.

  • Mike busy with stakes results + a good allowance win at Churchill!
    10/01/2017

    I`m Betty G added more graded balck type for Three Diamonds Farm in the G3- Commonwealth Oaks.

    6 year old recently claimed Galton added more black type in the Mr Steele S at Gulfstream for owner Michael Hui

    2 year old Homemade Salsa added her first black type in the Our Dear Peggy S right after breaking her maiden for owner Get Away Farm

    Mike also had a nice allowance win at Churchill for the Ramseys as stakes placed  Lilly`s Dream got her nose on the wire in front.

  • GIANNA'S DREAM wins her 3rd stakes - another great claim
    09/25/2017

    4 year old filly GIANNA'S DREAM (Twirling Candy) added a third stakes win to her resume winning the Ricks Memorial Stakes  at Retama Park going 1 1/16 on the turf. She settled and then cleared the field to win by 1 1/4. In addition to her stakes wins, GIANNA'S DREAM is also graded stakes placed in the Violet S G3 at Monmouth. She is owned by Jordan V. Wycoff and was bred by Center Hills Farm & Randy Blair. GIANNA'S DREAM is another of Mike's wise claims. He claimed her in August of 2016 for $25,000 at Saratoga. Since the claim she has won 3 stakes and been placed in 2 others not to mention ab allowance win. To date she has earned over $323,000. 

  • KITTEN'S ROAR wins the RAMSEY FARM S, at KY DOWNS
    09/15/2017

    Mike made one of Ken Ramsey's wishes come true for sure. Ken was able to present himself  with the trophy for the RAMSEY FARM S. at KY Downs, Trained by Mike, multiple graded stakes placed and stakes winning mare KITTEN'S ROAR blew past her rivals to capture the race with ease. She has now earned over $635,000. This is her 6th win lifetime. She is trained by Mike Maker.

  • HAPPY MESA also adds more black type at KY DOWNS
    09/10/2017

    MSW HAPPY MESA (Sky Mesa) owned by  Out Of This World Racing LLC and bred by  Branch Equine, LLC had a willing second in the Ladies  Sprint at KY DOWNS. She upped her earnings to $236,555.

  • SIR DUDLEY DIGGES takes the Old Friends at Ky Downs
    09/08/2017

    MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER SIR DUDLEY DIGGES (Gio Ponti) won the Old Friends S at KY DOWNS for the Ramseys. He has bankrolled over 3/4 of a million dollars. Today he found a comfortable spot and then fanned wide to get up for the win after a long drive. He won by a head.

     

  • 2 stakes placings FOR MIKE AT KY DOWNS
    09/07/2017

    7 year old gelding multiple graded stakes placed SHINING COPPER added black type running 3rd in the Tourist Mile S. for owners the Ramseys. He is approaching $600,000 in earnings and is one of Mike's good claims.

    On the other end of the age scale,2 year old filly  Go Noni Go added her first black type running third in the Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies S for Three Diamonds also at KY DOWNS..

    In addition, SW of the Pearl Necklace at Laurel, I'M BETTY G rans second in the Indiana Grand S  also for owner Three Diamonds.

  • G1 SW BIGGER PICTURE 3rd in the Sword Dancer G1
    08/27/2017

    MGSW BIGGER PICTURE, recent winner of the United Nations Stakes (Gr. 1)  at Monnouth and 2nd in the Bowling Green Stakes (Gr. 2) at Saratogoa, followed that up with a third in the Sword Dancer Stakes (Gr. 1) for owner Three Diamonds Farm. Bred by Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey, he is approaching a million dollars in earnings.

    On the same day HANSENSATION added to his bankroll, winning in allowance company at Thistledown for owner Kendall E Hansen.

  • ST LOUIE adds black type in the Johns Call
    08/24/2017

    Stepping up into stakes company in the John's Call, 5 year old gelding St Louie (Arch) ran third going 1 1/8 on the Saratoga turf.He bobbled at the start but recovered and ran in 2nd. He could not quite hold the place position to the wire.  St Louie  is owned by Three Diamonds Farm and was bred by Colts Neck Stables LLC. He has earned $239,394.

  • GIANNA'S DREAM adds G3 stakes placing
    08/20/2017

    Already a 2 time SW, GIANNA'S DREAM (Twirling Candy) added G3 black type running 3rd in the G3- Violet S going 1 1/8 on the turf. She set the pace and dueked and dig in, but could not keep the closers at bay. The 4 year old filly has earned almost 3/4 of a million dollars for owner Jordan V. Wycoff. She was bred by Center Hills Farm & Randy Blair.

  • Lots of stakes activity for the Maker barn
    08/13/2017

    Taghleeb second in the G3- American St Leger S for owner Michael Hui - earnings now of $591,273

    Keystoneforvictory followed Tagleeb in third in the G3- American St Leger S for the Ramseys - earnings now of $332,090

    Han Sense second in the Iowa Breeders Derby at Prairie Meadows for Dr. Hansen - earnings now of $171,165

    Kitten's Cat third in the Bruce D Memorial S for the Ramseys - earnings now of $304,363

    Add to that a win in an AOC 1X for Gentle Kitten at Arlington for the Ramseys

     

  • RETROSPECTION takes another stakes at Indiana Grand
    08/10/2017

    IN Bred RETROSPECTION (Daaher) wins another stakes race - the Governors S at Indiana Grand. He broke his maiden last year at 2 and came back in his sophomore year with 2 seconds in allowance company at Indiana Grand and then won the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes by a head. The win in the Governors S is his third win of which 2 are in stakes He has earned over $198,000 for owner Beth Burkett and  breeder Randy Burkett.

  • All sorts of action for the MAKER BARN
    08/06/2017

    Mike Maker sends 5yo BIG BROWN gelding SPECIAL OPS all over the country to race. This time he won the the WEST VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES SPEAKER'S CUP S. at Mountaineer. He  got his first stakes placing in the Warrior Veterans Stakes running 1 1/16 on the turf  at Indiana Downs. He has been seen at Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga, PARX, Churchill, Keeneland, and the Fair Grounds! He has earned $259,262 for his owner SkyChai Stable and breeder Candy Meadows LLC. Right behind SPECIAL OPS was GALTON (Offlee Wild) who races for Michael Hui.

    In addition TRUST FACTOR (Paddy O'Prado) ran second in the Louisiana Cup Turf Classic for owner Scrivener Stables and upped earnings over $194,000.

    In the 2 year old front, filly MALIBU SAINT won by a nose in an exciting finish going a mile on the turf at Indiana Downs in her second start lifetime. She is owned by Treadway Racing Stable.

  • BIGGER PICTURE 2nd by a neck in the Bowling Green G2
    07/29/2017

    Courtesy of the TDN
    Claimed from Michael Dubb, Bethlehem stables and Rudy Rodriguez for $32,000 at the end of 2015, BIGGER PICTURE is yet another Mike Maker claimer to graded winner success story. He came within a neck of wining the Bowling Green G2.  Victorious in the GIII John B. Connally in January, the chestnut checked in fourth in Gulfstream’s GII Mac Diarmida S. Mar. 4 and was third over a yielding course at Keeneland in the GII Dixiana Elkhorn S. Apr. 22. The gelding unleashed a furious late turn of foot to get up just in time to deny the Motion-trained Canthelpbelieving (Ire) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) by a head in Monmouth’s GI United Nations S. at this race’s 1 3/8-mile distance July 1.

  • G3SW FAST AND ACCURATE 3rd in the Crowd Pleaser at PARX
    07/23/2017

    FAST AND ACCURATE (Hansen) ,winner of the  Grade 3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, added to his laurels running third in Crowd Pleaser S  at PARX. He has earned over $350,000 for owner Dr. Kendall Hansen, With his 10 lifetime starts he is earning at the clip of t: $35,730 per start!

  • RETROSPECTION adds black-type
    07/20/2017

    IN Bred RETROSPECTION (Daaher) broke his maiden last year at 2 and came back in his sophomore year with 2 seconds in allowance company at Indiana Grand and then won the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes by a head. Coming back in the Snack S. also at Indiana Grand, he ran second going a mile on the turf. He has earned over $114,000 for owner Beth Burkett and  breeder Randy Burkett.

  • TRUST FACTOR a new SW for the Maker Barn
    07/18/2017

    Already stakes placed  in the Dixie Poker Ace S  at the Fair Grounds,TRUST FACTOR (Paddy O'Prado) stepped it up a notch winning the Louisiana Legends Turf S  at Lousiana Downs for owner Scrivener Stables. Racing 1 1/16 on the grass he  won wire to wire after holding off a closer in a stretch duel. He has earned over $184,000.

  • I'M BETTY G scores in the Pearl Necklace at Laurel
    07/15/2017

    I'M BETTY G broke her maiden last out at Indiana Grand.  Moving straight from that win into stakes company in the Pearl Necklace at Laurel, the Maryland bred filly  scored again.  She overcame a stumble breaking from the gate and went straight to the lead and stayed there to wire the field to make it 2 in a row and her first stakes victory. She is owned by Three Diamonds Farm. 

    Add to that SPECIAL OPS stakes placing in the Warrior Veterans Stakes at Indiana Downs for SkyChai Stable. He has earned over $214,000.

  • TWO STEP TIME gains another stakes placing
    07/10/2017

    TWO STEP TIME ( Two Step Salsa) was recently 3rd in the Tropical Park Derby for owner Get Away Farm. Today at Gulfstream he ran third in the Mecke H  and upped his earnings to $186,415.

  • Stakes success at Arlington for the Maker Barn
    07/09/2017

    A winner last out in a Starter Handicap at Gulfstream MSW KEYSTONEFORVICTORY (Shakespeare) worked his way from mid pack to the outside to drive for the win in the STARS AND STRIPES G3 at Arlington racing 1 1/2 on the turf.  KEYSTONEFORVICTORY  is owned by  the Ramseys and  has earned $307,590.

    Also at Arlington, GORGEOUS KITTEN ran second in the  American Derby G2 at  It is his second graded stakes placing for this Ramsey homebred

  • 8 year old PARTY MOCHA by HALF OURS adds more black type
    07/02/2017

    MSW PARTLY MOCHA missed by a head  sprinting in the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream. He came wide but ran out of track. He had the same thing happen in the Mighty Beau Overnight Stakes last mornth and the Claiming Crown stakes on opening day at Gulfstream. The  8 year old gelding turned the tables winning the Bucharest Turf Sprint S at Sam Houston and the Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint Stakes also at Sam Houston.  He is owned by the Ramseys , he was a wise claim for his new connections last year at Saratoga. PARTLY MOCHAhas earned over $481,000 and is wonderfully consistent with a record of 40: 9 10 7.

  • RETROSPECTION new stakes winner
    06/22/2017

    IN Bred RETROSPECTION (Daaher) broke his maiden last year at 2 and came back in his sophomore year with 2 seconds in allowance company ar Indiana Grand. He made his 6th start count, splitting horses to get up to win the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes by a head. He is owned by Beth Burkett and was bred by Randy Burkett

  • SW TWO STEP TIME adds more black type
    06/18/2017

    SW TWO STEP TIME was moved from the show position to 2nd in the Soldiers Dancer S at Gulfstream when he had to overcome interference in deep stretch. He also was knocked around at the start. He has earned over $181,000 for his owver Get Away Farm. He was bred by  Chessmate Thoroughbreds International LLC & Peter Halsall

  • KITTEN'S ROAR adds another graded stakes placing
    06/10/2017

    Multiple graded stakes placed Kitten's Roar added another G2 stakes placing to her name in the G2- New York S Presented By Nyra Bets going 1 1/4 on the turf for owners the Ramseys and breeder Dapple Bloodstock.

  • Stakes placings right and left
    06/05/2017

    The 8 year old SW PARTLY MOCHA (Half Ours) ran second by a head in the Mighty Beau Overnight S at Churchill.He was a claim last year for the Ramseys, He has earned over $465,000 with a lifetime record of 39 9-9-7. Also at Churchill and also for the Ramseys, Hunka Burning Love (Into Mischief) won an $100,000 AOC and pushed his earnings over $100,000. Mike;s own horse Caniform (Scat Daddy) broke his maiden going 6 furlongs on the dirt. .

    Iowa Bred Han Sense (Hansen) also ran second in a stakes race, his was the Grays Lake S  at Prairie Meadows for owner Kendall E Hansen. 

    Finally at Penn National, Lillie`s Answer (Kitten's Joy) ran third in the Lyphard S, adding black type to her name for owner Three Diamonds Farm and successfully added value as a broodmare.

     

  • Busy and productive day for the Maker barn
    05/28/2017

    Going 1 1/2 miles on the turf,  DARING DUCHESS( Arch) won the KEERTANA OVERNIGHT S for Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey. She is another of Mike's wise claims. She was claimed for the Ramseys for $35,000 at Saratoga. She kept a low profile initially and then in her first start in 2017, she was second to Quiet Business in the GIII Bewitch S at Keeneland. In the KEERTANA she seized control early and easily  scored her first black-type victory. She has earned over $200,000.

    Also a SW was SUSIE BEE (English Channel) who took the  CHRISTMAS PAST S.for owner Calumet Farm, It was her fifth win and she has earned $280,863..

    Stakes placed was Gorgeous Kitten in the G3- Arlington Classic S  adding his first graded black type for his owners, the for the Ramseys.

    Also winning was 8 year old multiple graded staked placed Hammers Terror, claimed 2 years ago for owner Michael M. Hui.Hammers Terror has earned over $500,000.

  • TAGHLEEB second in the G1 Man O War at Belmont
    05/14/2017

    Michael Hui's TAGHLEEB picked up his first graded score this Janauary in the $200,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (G3T) at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Hard Spun  came off a victory in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream. Facing the heavy rain at Belmont and a yielding turf course, he overcame a bobble at the start and a wide trip and finished well to be second in the G1 Man O War. He has earned $538,029. MGSW CHARMING KITTEN. also from the Maker barn, garnered 4th and pushed his earnings over a million!

  • More stakes action for the Maker barn
    05/07/2017

    On the KY Derby card, MSW OSCAR NOMINATED ran third in the G1- Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S and bumped his earnings to $806,195 for his owners the Ramseys. He was bred by Mrs Jerry Amerman. At Gulfstream 3 year old filly Blame the Law added black type to her pedigree running third is the Honey Ryder S. This will up her broodmare value for owner Jordan V Wycoff.

     

  • SIR DUDLEY DIGGES fights back to take allowance at Churchill
    05/06/2017

    On Derby day SW SIR DUDLEY DIGGES closed and then had to fight back another closer who got by him. Fight he did and he drew off to win over a soaked turf course. He is pushing 3/4 of a million dollars in earnings for the Ramseys, 

  • INTERNATIONAL STAR 3rd in the Alysheba S
    05/06/2017

    GSW INTERNATIONAL STAR, winner of last year's Louisiana Derby G2 ran third in the Alysheba S.  Gr. 2 . On a speed favoring sloppy track he closed willingly when he got the green light to be third. He upped his earnings over $1,240,000. He is owned by the Ramseys.

  • Two more stakes placings for the Maker Barn
    04/30/2017

    Tiger of Wales gained his first black type in the Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner Stakes. He is owned by  J. Armando Rodriguez Racing Stable, Inc. and was bred by Carol Kemp. Tiger of Wales has earned over $150,000.

    At Churchill in the William Walker S, SW EN HANSE added a place via DQ. He is a homebred for Kendall E Hansen. Skier  Bode Miller is a co-owner. EN HANSE had to fan 8 wide to find racing room.He has earned over $100,000. 

  • DARING DUCHESS gains her first stakes placing in a G3
    04/29/2017

    5 year old mare, DARING DUCHESS (Arch), gained the lead in the Bewitch G3, but could not hold off a closer in the stretch and had to settle for the place. Still she added graded black-type to her pedigree page and upped her earnings over $167,000. The mare is owned by the Ramseys and this will make her anticpated date with Kitten's Joy all the sweeter.

  • 2 graded stakes placings for the Maker Barn
    04/23/2017

    MSW CHARMING KITTEN ran second in the G2- Dixiana Elkhorn S at Keeneland for the Ramseys and is pushing a million dollars in earnings. He was bothered by traffic and was rolling at the end. The 7 year old is a money making machine. Following in the show position was MGSW BIGGER PICTURE (Badge of Silver) for owner Three Diamonds Farm. He has earned over $650,000.  

     

  • MIKE MAKER wins 19th TURFWAY LEADING TRAINER TITLE
    04/03/2017

    Ramseys, Maker Repeat at Turfway: Ken and Sarah Ramsey were the leading owners at Turfway Park for the 12th time when racing concluded at the Florence, Kentucky track's winter/spring meet Apr. 1. The Ramseys, who were also the leading owners at Gulfstream=s championship meet which concluded Sunday, sent out 12 winners from 40 Turfway starters. Mike Maker earned his fifth consecutive Turfway training title, and 19th overall, saddling 27 winners during the 46-day meeting. Alonso Quinonez captured the first riding title of his career with 50 wins from 266 mounts. Racing returns to Turfway Nov. 29. 

  • PRIZE FIGHT earns stakes placing
    04/03/2017

    Three year old gelding Prize Fight (Tiznow) broke his maiden earlier this year at Gulfstream. Trying the 14 Hands Winery Sophomore Turf Stakes at Tampa Bay, he rallied well for the show position. He is owned by  Three Diamonds Farm and was bred by Haras Santa Maria de Araras S. A. & Tiznow Syndicate.

  • BIG day for the Maker barn
    04/02/2017

    ENTERPRISING won the G2- Muniz Memorial H at the Fair Grounds for owner Maxis Stable and pushed his earnings over 3/4 of a million dollars. ENTERPRISING, a game last out winner of the GIII Fair Grounds H.made it two straight with this narrow score.  He drew on the fence here and raced in striking distance then shot through an opening along the inside in the stretch and came out on top in a wild three-horse photo finish. 

    MSW OSCAR NOMINATED ran third in the G2- Muniz Memorial H at the Fair Grounds for the Ramseys and upped his earnings to $759,195.

    Designed for War added another graded stakes placing to his name in the G2- Pan American S for Three Diamonds Farm and has earned $204,287. To add to the fun for Three Diamonds Farm, Shiraz ran third in the Cutler Bay H also at Gulfstream.

     

  • MAKING HIS MARK
    03/31/2017
  • More stakes action
    03/05/2017

    SW EN HANSE, winner of the WEBN Stakes last out, ran second in the John Battaglia Memorial S at Turfway for owners Bode Miller and Kendall Hansen, Also stakes placed today was Trust Factor who ran second in the Dixie Poker Ace S  at the Fair Grounds for owner Scrivener Stables. This was his first start in stakes company.

  • Good day at the races for the Maker barn
    02/13/2017

    Mike had bookends  in the WEBN S at Turfway Park, with EN HANSE the winner and Hunka Burning Love (by Into Mischief ) in third. It was thie first stakes win for EN HANSE  who is owned by Kendall E. Hansen and Bode Miller.  Dr. Hansen is the breeder as well and of course the owner of major SW HANSEN, The gray or roan colt went to the lead early although fanned out 7 wide. He cleared his field  for the win by 3 1/2 lengths. Also fanned very wide was Hunka Burning Love who made a bid in the stretch and checked in third for the Ramseys.

    To add to the day, PORTANDO had a nice win at PARX for his owner Three Diamonds Farm and raised his earnings over $129,000.

  • HOT DAD adds black type
    02/05/2017

    HOT DAD ( Sidney's Candy) had a stakes placing already in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes. He added to that with an allowance win and now another stakes placing in the Keith Gee Memorial Overnight Stakes at the Fair Grounds. He is owned by Warner Thoroughbreds,  Jim, Setzer, Brett Setzer,and Triple R Racing, Inc. and has earned over $93,000.

  • Shiraz adds his first stakes placing in the Dania Beach S G3
    01/08/2017

    NY Bred Shiraz (Tale of the Cat) stepped up into graded stakes company in the Dania Beach G3 at Gulfstream after a graduating this fall at Belmont. He was checked early in the race but swung out to get up for third. He is owned by  Three Diamonds Farm and was bred by Lambholm.

  • All sorts of stakes horses for many owners in the MAKER BARN
    01/01/2017

    TAGHLEEB won the Allen Jerkens S. for owner Michael M Hui and upped his earnings over $333,000

    OSCAR NOMINATED was 2nd in the Tropical Park Derby for the Ramseys and upped his earnings over $650,000

    TWO STEP TIME was 3rd in the Tropical Park Derby for owner Get Away Farm and upped his earnings over $150,000

    TRY YOUR LUCK was 3rd in the Tropical Park Oaks for owner Out Of This World Racing LLC and upped her earnings over $230,000

    GIANNA'S DREAM was 2nd in the Pago Hop for owner Jordan V Wycoff and upped her earnings over $239.000