The stakes is named for Jessamine County, formed in 1799 and a center of agriculture and Thoroughbred farms. Located to the southeast of Lexington, its county seat is Nicholasville. JPMorgan Chase became the sponsor in 2006.
The $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) will be run on Wednesday, October 12 for 2yo fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. The nomination fee is $100; nominations close September 28.
The JPMorgan Chase Jessamine is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Juvenile Fillies Turf division.