Jessamine Stakes

Jessamine Stakes
Grade IIT race
Jessamine Stakes
Location Keeneland Race Course
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies

The Jessamine Stakes is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old filles held annually at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. It is currently a Grade IIT stakes race run over a distance of 8.5 furlongs on turf.

The American Graded Stakes Committee made it a Graded stakes race for the first time in 2011. [1]

The race is currently part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series and sponsored by JP Morgan Chase. The winner will automatically qualify for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Winners as Graded Stakes race

  • 2011 - Somali Lemonade

Winners as Ungraded Stakes race

  • 2010 - Kathmanblu
  • 2009‡- House of Grace
  • 2008 - Laragh
  • 2007 - Sligo Bayfilly
  • 2006 - Swingit
  • 2005 - J'ray
  • 2004 - Paddy's Daisy
  • 2003 - Galloping Girl
  • ‡ In 2009, the race was run off the turf. Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the automatic berth was no longer in effect when the race was moved to the Polytrack because of wet turf conditions.

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