Pure Romance LLC has signed on as title sponsor of the Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) at Turfway Park, the Northern Kentucky track's premier race for 3-year-old Thoroughbred fillies and an official qualifier for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
The $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks, covering a mile, was established in 1983 as a companion to the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III). Both races run the same day, traditionally six weeks before the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend. This year the Bourbonette Oaks and the Spiral Stakes are scheduled for March 22.