Death of Kitten’s Joy: He grows grass in the American sand

Raised by owner Kenneth Ramsey from time immemorial, to become an American legend among the stallions, Kitt’ens Joy was a revolutionary. A grass popularizer in the dirt, he died of a heart attack on Friday at the age of 21. He left behind the memory of the champion in the United States but also in Europe, where he had a several stallions, including Taareef in France at Les Granges.

Kitten’s Joy passes away at the age of 21

Nurtured by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, The joy of kittens before becoming a genius was a miracle. He was actually born as part of a caesarean section, a common operation in humans, but very risky and complicated in horses. So, surviving this, this son of Sarah Ramsey’s first mare later became an excellent opponent on the pitch, at a time when the surface was still a pale opponent to the dust. dirty, king in his country. Double Gr.1 winner, 2nd in Breeders’ Cup Turf, and still group winner at age 4, Kitten’s Joy was a stellar horse before revolutionizing breeding in America. (Read the full article on Kitten’s Joy).

After an injury, Kitten’s Joy debuted for $25,000 at her owner’s Ramsey ranch. Endowed with a huge fortune he built in the mobile phone business, Kenneth Ramsey disregarded the various criticisms, and began to buy a lot of mares to support the guardian his aid. He regularly sought them out to claim compensation, before forcing them to continue their racing careers for profit, then sending them to school. In the early 2010s, grass began to gain popularity, due to owners’ grievances about the potential dangers of dirt. Thus, Kitten’s Joy began to know its golden age, especially when its production achieved excellent results.

Kitten’s Joy and Kenneth Ramsey

If in 2013, Kitten’s Joy managed to top the list on all surfaces combined though especially its turf, it is the undisputed leader of American turf. Its success led stallions to bring more and more pasture horses into the Stud, just as European owners heavily invested in good mares with royal programs in the United States, such as older sister, Unitedand more recently Blush and Devil’s talk. With over 100 black winners, including 15 Gr.1 winners across all surfaces, Kitten’s Joy is making a name for itself for the first time with Stephanie’s KittenBreeders’ Cup winner, like OscarPerformance few year later. We also owe him excellence across the Atlantic Sadlers’ Joy, Big Blue Kitten, or Bobby’s Kitten, who became a stallion in England at Lanwades with some success.

Roaring Lion is arguably Kitten’s Joy’s most iconic offspring champion, having won 4 Gr.1 in a row in Europe with 3.

Kitten’s Joy’s superstar status has also been linked to the success of its production in Europe, thanks to a number of films purchased in the US. This is the first case with Turtle, his richest son, won the Eclipse Stakes (Gr.1) in the UK and the Dubai Scheema Classic (Gr.1). We also think about the classic winner Kameko (2000 Guineas), and especially in roaring lion. In terms of ratings, he’s Kitten’s Joy’s best son, and certainly his greatest champion, with 4 straight Gr.1 wins with 3 wins over the old birds, including including Irish Championship and International. Unfortunately, he died of a stomach ache after just one season at Haras, but has produced winners with this unique generation, now 2 years old.

Taareef, the bitter image of his father, and already the father of winners in France

If he doesn’t win against Gr.1, France knows his son well Taareef, the mascot of the Rouget barn, which has competed at the highest level for many years. Very signed by his father since chestnut with a whitelist, he recently moved in Haras des Granges at ‘s house Mathieu Daguzan Garros. He just made his first winner even though he only had a handful of products in his training. Kitten’s luck also briefly stood on our land in Annebault, and awarded the winner with only 2 starts.

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