BOURBON BAY became the first horse in 17 years to sweep Santa Anita’s stakes series when he held off Unusual Suspect to win the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IIT) in the final race of 2009-10 season.
Ridden by Rafael Bajarano for trainer Neil Drysdale in the 71st edition of the about 1 ¾-mile event, the 4-5 shot BOURBON BAY joined champion Kotashaan (1993) and Astray (1974) as the only ones to sweep the San Luis Obispo (gr. IIT), San Luis Rey (gr. IIT) and San Juan Capistrano (gr. IIT) handicaps in a single season at Santa Anita.
BOURBON BAY improved his career mark to 5-2-2 in 13 starts with career earnings of $388,424.