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Bourbonette Oaks

Grade III race
Bourbonette Oaks
Location Turfway Park
Florence, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1983
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.turfway.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Bourbonette Oaks Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Turfway Park at Florence, Kentucky. Open to three-year-old fillies, the Grade III event is contested on dirt over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

Run during the third week of March, the Bourbonette Oaks currently offers a purse of $150,000.

Inaugurated in 1983, the race was run in two divisions in 1983, 1985, 1988 and 1990. In 1986, it was run in three divisions.


Speed record:

  • 135.00 - Buckeye Search (1997)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 6 - Pat Day (1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2001, 2002)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 5 - Mark E. Casse (1983, 1986, 1990, 2006, 2007)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Taylor Asbury (1983, 1988)







2010 Orchestrator Alex Solis Ken McPeek Koolmen Racing Stable 1:38.29
2009 Hot Cha Cha James Graham Phil Sims Nelson McMakin
2008 Maren's Meadow Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones River Ridge Ranch 1:38.15
2007 Sealy Hill Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Melnyk Racing 1:37.51
2006 Top Notch Lady Robby Albarado Mark E. Casse Robert J. Wilson 1:39.26
2005 Dance Away Capote Rafael Bejarano H. Graham Motion Pandora Farm 1:37.52
2004 Class Above Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Padua Stable 1:37.98
2003 Adopted Daughter † Dean Butler Ronny Werner Ramsey Farm 1:37.41
2002 Colonial Glitter Pat Day Paul J. McGee 3rd Turn Stable 1:37.00
2001 Sweet Nanette Pat Day Dallas Stewart West Point Thbds 1:37.40
2000 Trip Willie Martinez Frank L. Brothers Claiborne Farm 1:36.20
1999 Sweeping Story Jorge Chavez Dale L. Romans McKee Stables Inc. 1:37.60
1998 Nurse Goodbody Willie Martinez Joe Petalino Lazy E Racing 1:36.00
1997 Buckeye Search Brian Peck Carl Nafzger Darby Dan Farm 1:35.00
1996 Clamorosa Jerry Bailey W. Elliott Walden Jeffrey S. Sullivan 1:37.00
1995 Sherzarcat Kent Desormeaux Murray W. Johnson Michael D. Riordan 1:38.80
1994 Private Status Pat Day Neil J. Howard Elkins, Farish & Webber 1:38.00
1993 Sentimentaldiamond Mark Johnston Donald H. Barr Arc B Stable 1:38.20
1992 Preach Julie Krone C. R. McGaughey III Claiborne Farm 1:40.80
1991 Saratoga Dame Michael McDowell Lawrence D. Hughes Seth Bellar Trust 1:37.00
1990 Joannie Banannie Pat Day Michael W. Nance MY Stables Inc. 1:40.00
1990 Apella William Troilo Mark E. Casse Janice A. Heinz 1:41.00
1989 Gorgeous Pat Day Neil D. Drysdale R. N. Clay 1:36.20
1988 Darien Miss Randy Romero George R. Arnold II Taylor Asbury 1:39.00
1988 Stolie Michael McDowell Burk Kessinger, Jr. Ernst, Lenihan et al. 1:40.80
1987 Combative Pat Day Sam T. Ramer F. B. Hale, Jr. 1:38.60
1986 Pretty Sham Frank Lovato, Jr. Mark E. Casse Calumet & R. Wilson 1:40.20
1986 Hail A Cab Larry Melancon Philip M. Hauswald John A. Bell III 1:40.40
1986 Classy Carlotta R. Fielding Monty W. Sims John Wallace 1:40.00
1985 Wealthy and Wise Eugene Sipus, Jr. Sam T. Ramer Parrish Hill Farm 1:37.40
1985 Mahalia C. Schwing Walter L. Edwards R. M. Richards 1:40.40
1984 Dusty Gloves Angel Cordero, Jr. George R. Arnold II Ashview Farms 1:38.80
1983 Feisty Belle Jorge Velasquez Stanley M. Riser Taylor Asbury 1:39.00
1983 Push On James McKnight Mark E. Casse O. J. Feiner 1:40.80

* † In 2003 Golden Marlin won the race but was disqualified and set back to second.



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