‘His Positivity And Humor Are Infectious’: 70-Year-Old Exercise Rider Danny Ramsey Is One Of A Kind

The 70-year-old exercise rider Danny Ramsey has the kind of infectious smile that endears him to everyone in his path. For Thoroughbred Racing Commentary contributor Patrick Gilligan, Ramsey’s perennial positive attitude was a highlight during their shared tenure in the barn of trainer Kenny McPeek.

“His positivity and humor are infectious,” Gilligan wrote. “I would be leading one of his horses to the track, and he would pass riders and they would ask him how he was. ‘I’m good. I’m better than good!’ he would exclaim. ‘If you’re doing better than me I must be dead, so put me in the ground!’ And he would start laughing to himself and so would I. And he said this most days, and still every day we laughed together.”

Ramsey has been employed by McPeek since 2012, and despite a suffering serious injuries in a fall last March, the veteran horseman got back to riding out in the mornings as soon as he could. Ramsey is still making people smile, too.

“Danny was the person who made me laugh again, made me start to love life again,” wrote Gilligan.

There’s no higher praise than that.

Read more at the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.

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