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
  • 2023 Purse: $350,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Sunday, October 8th

2023 Bourbon Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
4
Can Group
Francisco Arrieta / Mark E. Casse
$56.34 / $21.32 / $13.00
5
Noted
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Todd A. Pletcher
$5.34 / $4.28
6
Vote No
Gerardo Corrales / William E. Morey
$9.88
12
First World War
Tyler Gaffalione / Brendan P. Walsh
8
Tok Tok
John R. Velazquez / H. Graham Motion
3
Depiction
Cristian A. Torres / Cherie DeVaux
1
Palm Tree
Declan Cannon / Brendan P. Walsh
11
Double Your Money
Ricardo Santana, Jr. / Brian A. Lynch
9
Coin Miner
James Graham / J. Keith Desormeaux
2
Gorilla Trek
Julien R. Leparoux / Philip A. Bauer

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (4-5) Paid: $170.82
  • $0.50 Trifecta (4-5-6) Paid: $825.28
  • $0.10 Superfecta (4-5-6-12) Paid: $1,092.94

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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 and Mark E. Casse share the record for most wins by a trainer with five career wins each.

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

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Can Group
Francisco Arrieta / Mark E. Casse
1 1/16 M / 1:43.73
2022
Andthewinneris
Flavien Prat / Wayne M. Catalano
1 1/16 M / 1:41.27
2021
Tiz the Bomb
Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. / Kenneth G. McPeek
1 1/16 M / 1:43.69
2020
Mutasaabeq
Luis Saez / Todd A. Pletcher
1 1/16 M / 1:43.13
2019
Peace Achieved
Miguel Mena / Mark E. Casse
1 1/16 M / 1:43.06
2018
Current
Jose L. Ortiz / Todd A. Pletcher
1 1/16 M / 1:45.10
2017
Flameaway
Julien R. Leparoux / Mark E. Casse
1 1/16 M / 1:45.77
2016
Keep Quiet (FR)
Florent Geroux / Mark E. Casse
1 1/16 M / 1:44.92
2015
Airoforce
Julien R. Leparoux / Mark E. Casse
1 1/16 M / 1:44.12
2014
Lawn Ranger
Chris Landeros / Kenneth G. McPeek
1 1/16 M / 1:44.41