Jessamine Stakes Stakes

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Jessamine Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, KY
  • Inaugural Race: 2003
  • Distance: 1 & 1/16ths of a mile (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Two Year Old Fillies
  • 2021 Purse: $200,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Wednesday, October 13th

2021 Jessamine Stakes Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
2California AngelRafael Bejarano / George Leonard, III$37.60 / $40.00 / $5.60
14Diamond WowMike E. Smith / Patrick L. Biancone$10.00 / $5.40
3TurnerlooseFlorent Geroux / Brad H. Cox$2.60
12DressedFlavien Prat / Wayne M. Catalano
11OpalinaEdgard J. Zayas / Roderick R. Rodriguez
5Roughly a DiamondLuis Saez / Michelle Nihei
10Misthaven (IRE)Tyler Gaffalione / Joe Sharp
1KneesnhipsJames Graham / Thomas M. Amoss
6BhomaBrian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. / Kenneth G. McPeek
8Queen JudithJulien R. Leparoux / Mark E. Casse
7RigbyRicardo Santana, Jr. / Michael J. Maker
13Boxing DayAdam Beschizza / Brendan P. Walsh
4OntheonesandtwosJoseph Talamo / Norm W. Casse

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1 Exacta (2-14): $217.00
  • $0.50 Trifecta (2-14-3): $419.75
  • $0.10 Superfecta (2-14-3-12): $345.54

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Jessamine Stakes Race History

The Jessamine Stakes is a Grade III horse race run each year at Keeneland Race Course in Kentucky. Inaugurated in 1991 as the Green River Stakes, the event was renamed in 2003 to the Jessamine County Stakes, a county adjacent to the Lexington-Fayette metropolitan area the race calls home. In 2005, the race was further renamed to the Jessamine Stakes.

Perhaps the most notable previous winner of the Jessamine Stakes is Perfect Sting, who won the 1998 edition. That win kicked off a successful career for the mare, who would go on to win 14 of her 21 starts, including the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. That year she was also named American Champion Female Turf Horse. In 2001, she would retire to broodmare duty with career earnings of $2,202,042.

Currently it is Pat Day who owns the record for most wins by a jockey with his five victories, and there are two trainers tied for most wins as both Kenneth G. McPeek and Todd Pletcher both have four wins on their resume.

As part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series, winners of the race gain automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Futurity Stakes Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2020Aunt Pearl (IRE)Florent Geroux / Brad H. Cox1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.86
2019Sweet MelaniaJose L. Ortiz / Todd A. Pletcher1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.13
2018Concrete RoseJose Lezcano / George R. Arnold II1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.09
2017Rushing FallJavier Castellano / Chad C. Brown1 1⁄16 M / 1:46.20
2016La CoronelFlorent Geroux / Mark E. Casse1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.37
2015HarmonizeJunior Alvarado / William I. Mott1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.19
2014Rainha Da BateriaJoel Rosario / H. Graham Motion1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.85
2013Kitten KaboodleAlan Garcia / Chad C. Brown1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.01
2012MoonwalkCorey J. Lanerie / Dale L. Romans1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.17
2011Somali LemonadeAlex O. Solis / Michael R. Matz1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.39
2010KathmanbluJulien R. Leparoux / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.01
2009House of GraceMichael J. Luzzi / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.32
2008LaraghEdgar S. Prado / John P. Terranova II1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.54
2007Wind in My WingsJamie Theriot / Reade Baker1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.34
2006SwingitBrian Hernandez Jr. / Hal R. Wiggins1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.37
2005J'rayBrice Blanc / Todd A. Pletcher1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.57
2004Paddy's DaisyJohn R. Velazquez / Todd A. Pletcher1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.33
2003Galloping GalBrice Blanc / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.56
2002Ocean DriveJohn R. Velazquez / Todd A. Pletcher1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.30
2001StylelistickPat Day / William I. Mott1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.88
2000Word PuzzleMarlon St. Julien / Charles Simon1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.81
1999SolvigPat Day / Carl A. Nafzger1 1⁄16 M / 1:42.21
1998Perfect StingPat Day / Patrick B. Byrne1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.77
1997Runnaway DreamShane Sellers / W. Elliott Walden1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.60
1996Parade QueenPat Day / Neil J. Howard1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.21
1995AntespendShane Sellers / D. Michael Smithwick Jr.1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.30
1994 (Division 1)Christmas GiftCharles R. Woods Jr. / Mark A. Hennig1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.96
1994 (Division 2)Bail Out BeckyShane Sellers / William I. Mott1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.16
1993Fred's AffairJoseph J. Steiner / Terry J. Brennan1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.59
1992WarsideShane Sellers / Kenneth G. McPeek1 1⁄16 M / 1:45.36
1991Shes Just SuperPat Day / W. Elliott Walden1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.91