Bourbon Stakes

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Bourbon Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, KY
  • Inaugural Race: 1991
  • Distance: 1 & 1/16 mile (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Two Year Olds
  • 2021 Purse: $200,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Sunday, October 10th

2021 Bourbon Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
12Tiz the BombBrian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. / Kenneth G. McPeek$7.80 / $4.60 / $3.80
2Stolen BaseFlavien Prat / Michael J. Maker$8.20 / $6.40
6CredibilityEdwin Gonzalez / Mark E. Casse$20.40
10Red DangerLuis Saez / Brian A. Lynch
3Dowagiac ChiefJames Graham / Thomas M. Amoss
5Rocket OneJulien R. Leparoux / William I. Mott
14Play Action PassEdgard J. Zayas / Robert Medina
13Lucky BossIrad Ortiz, Jr. / Kenneth G. McPeek
9On Thin IceCorey J. Lanerie / Mark E. Casse
1Brit's WitDavid Romero Flores / Andrew McKeever
4Martini'nmoonshineTyler Gaffalione / Thomas M. Amoss
11Heaven StreetRicardo Santana, Jr. / Steven M. Asmussen
7Fast N SteadyRafael Bejarano / Javier E. Gonzalez
8Waita Minute HayesMitchell Murrill / Ricky Courville

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (12-2) Paid: $26.90
  • $0.50 Trifecta (12-2-6) Paid: $372.65
  • $0.10 Superfecta (12-2-6-10) Paid: $432.85

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Bourbon Stakes Race History

The Bourbon Stakes is a Grade II horse race run annually at Keeneland Race Course in Kentucky. Inaugurated as the Hopemont Stakes, the race was renamed as the Bourbon County Stakes to honor the area near Lexington famous for its Throroughbred farms. In 2008, it was renamed again to the Bourbon Stakes to coincide with a sponsorship with Woodford Reserve. Although they are no longer the race sponsor, the name remains.

Currently, Julien Leparoux holds the record for most wins by a jockey with his four victories. Todd Pletcher owns the record for most wins by a trainer with five career wins.

The race also acts as a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.

Bourbon Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021Tiz the BombBrian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1/16 M / 1:43.69
2020MutasaabeqLuis Saez / Todd A. Pletcher1 1/16 M / 1:43.13
2019Peace AchievedMiguel Mena / Mark E. Casse1 1/16 M / 1:43.06
2018CurrentJose L. Ortiz / Todd A. Pletcher1 1/16 M / 1:45.10
2017FlameawayJulien R. Leparoux / Mark E. Casse1 1/16 M / 1:45.77
2016Keep Quiet (FR)Florent Geroux / Mark E. Casse1 1/16 M / 1:44.92
2015AiroforceJulien R. Leparoux / Mark E. Casse1 1/16 M / 1:44.12
2014Lawn RangerChris Landeros / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1/16 M / 1:44.41
2013Poker PlayerChanning Hill / Wayne M. Catalano1 1/16 M / 1:43.46
2012Balance the BooksJulien R. Leparoux / Chad C. Brown1 1/16 M / 1:45.15
2011Animal SpiritsRobby Albarado / Albert Stall Jr.1 1/16 M / 1:44.24
2010Rogue RomanceJulien R. Leparoux / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1/16 M / 1:43.76
2009InteractifKent J. Desormeaux / Todd A. Pletcher1 1/16 M / 1:45.24
2008Bittel RoadRajiv Maragh / Todd A. Pletcher1 1/16 M / 1:44.29
2007Gio PontiRamon A. Dominguez / Christophe Clement1 1/16 M / 1:45.92
2006Twilight MeteorJohn R. Velazquez / Todd A. Pletcher1 1/16 M / 1:43.25
2005Yankee MasterRafael Bejarano / Linda L. Rice1 1/16 M / 1:43.85
2004Rey de CafeCraig Perret / George R. Arnold II1 1/16 M / 1:42.90
2003CommendationCornelio Velasquez / H. Graham Motion1 1/16 M / 1:43.99
2002Rapid ProofCalvin H. Borel / Hal R. Wiggins1 1/16 M / 1:46.45
2001Stage Call (IRE)Mark Guidry / W. Elliott Walden1 1/16 M / 1:45.85
2000OverviewMike E. Smith / John T. Ward Jr.1 1/16 M / 1:43.02
1999Gateman (GB)Pat Day / W. Elliott Walden1 1/16 M / 1:42.42
1998 (Division 1)PineaffPat Day / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1/16 M / 1:44.63
1998 (Division 2)Bold CalebRobby Albarado / Hal R. Wiggins1 1/16 M / 1:44.73
1997Reformer RallyCraig Perret / Peter M. Vestal1 1/16 M / 1:46.91
1996ThesaurusCraig Perret / Peter M. Vestal1 1/16 M / 1:44.49
1995Red ShadowWillie Martinez / Patrick B. Byrne1 1/16 M / 1:46.71
1994ClaudiusJohn R. Velazquez / William I. Mott1 1/16 M / 1:45.50
1993Star of ManilaShane Sellers / Burk Kessinger Jr.1 1/16 M / 1:43.34
1992The Real VaslavShane Sellers / D. Wayne Lukas1 1/16 M / 1:46.01
1991Stress BusterPat Day / Joseph H. Pierce Jr.1 1/16 M / 1:44.84