Jessamine Stakes

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Jessamine Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, KY
  • Inaugural Race: 1991
  • Distance: 1 & 1/16ths of a mile (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Two Year Old Fillies
  • 2023 Purse: $350,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Friday, October 6th

2023 Jessamine Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
10
Buchu
Martin Garcia / Philip A. Bauer
$13.30 / $7.06 / $5.46
8
Pharoah's Wine
Martin Chuan / Dale L. Romans
$11.58 / $9.04
4
Crown Imperial
Ricardo Santana, Jr. / John Alexander Ortiz
$5.22
7
Bella Haze
Joel Rosario / Carlos Santamaria
3
Moonlight Gambler
Luan Machado / Ben Colebrook
1
Smooth Waves
Tyler Gaffalione / Michael J. Maker
9
Appellate
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Todd A. Pletcher
6
Abeyance
James Graham / Eoin G. Harty
2
Time to Dazzle
Luis Saez / Mark E. Casse
5
Toupie
Flavien Prat / H. Graham Motion

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1 Exacta (0-8): $75.73
  • $0.50 Trifecta (10-8-4): $431.00
  • $0.10 Superfecta (10-8-4-7): $536.46

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Jessamine Stakes Race History

The Jessamine Stakes is a Grade II 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.

Jessamine Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Buchu
Martin Garcia / Philip A. Bauer
1 1⁄16 M / 1:42.48
2022
Delight
Luis Saez / Jonathan Thomas
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.14
2021
California Angel
Rafael Bejarano / George Leonard III
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.30
2020
Aunt Pearl (IRE)
Florent Geroux / Brad H. Cox
1 1⁄16 M / 1:40.86
2019
Sweet Melania
Jose L. Ortiz / Todd A. Pletcher
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.13
2018
Concrete Rose
Jose Lezcano / George R. Arnold II
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.09
2017
Rushing Fall
Javier Castellano / Chad C. Brown
1 1⁄16 M / 1:46.20
2016
La Coronel
Florent Geroux / Mark E. Casse
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.37
2015
Harmonize
Junior Alvarado / William I. Mott
1 1⁄16 M / 1:44.19
2014
Rainha Da Bateria
Joel Rosario / H. Graham Motion
1 1⁄16 M / 1:43.85