The race is named for Bourbon County, home to some of North America’s most productive Thoroughbred farms. The county is located north of Lexington and Paris is the county seat. Dixiana Farm of Lexington became the sponsor in 2014.
The $250,000 Bourbon Stakes (G3) will be run on Sunday, October 9 for 2yo going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. The nomination fee is $100; nominations close September 21.
The Dixiana Bourbon is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Juvenile Turf division.
Look back at Airforce's victory int he 2015 Dixiana Bourbon: