Not Bourbon

Not Bourbon

Michael Burns

Champion Not Bourbon Retires to Norse Ridge

Canadian champion and classic winner is from the family of champion Perfect Soul.

Charles Fipke’s homebred Canadian champion and classic winner Not Bourbon  will enter stud in 2011 at the Hunderup family’s Norse Ridge Farm near King City, Ontario, Canada, for a fee of $5,000 Canadian funds, with special consideration to approved mares. Five-year-old Not Bourbon was retired with seven wins from 16 races and earnings of $1,085,309.

“I am really looking forward to racing Not Bourbon’s sons and daughters,” Fipke said. “I am confident that he is going to be an outstanding stallion, and we have selected several grade I winners and producers for his first book. He loved the Polytrack and with his outstanding race record, conformation, and pedigree, he should sire some outstanding Canadian runners.”

Trained by Roger Attfield, Not Bourbon set a six-furlong track record of 1:08.84 in the Bull Page Stakes at 2. He returned at 3 to capture four stakes from six starts, including the 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate Stakes and the Queenston Stakes by five lengths. He was voted a Sovereign Award winner as top 3-year-old male.

"Not Bourbon showed great speed and ability, and carried his speed the 1 1/4-mile classic distance,” Attfield said. “He is a tremendous physical specimen and loved to train." 

Not Bourbon is by Not Impossible, who is a full brother to Fipke’s homebred Canadian champion Perfect Soul . Not Bourbon’s dam, millionaire Bourbon Belle (by Storm Boot), is a multiple graded stakes winner and multiple grade I stakes-placed.