Churchill Downs Race Track

Churchill Race Course

Main Track: One mile oval.
Turf Course: Seven-eighths Mile, oval.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,234.5 Feet

Post Times
Derby week, 12:45 p.m. Eastern; Oaks Day and Derby Day (May 5-6), 11 a.m.; post-Derby, 1:15 p.m. daily except Fridays (2:45).

Exotic Wagering Format
$1. Daily Double on 1st & 2nd races 9 & 10 and races 11 & 12.
$2. Exacta on all races.
$2. Pick 6 on races 5 through 10.
$1. Rolling Pick-3 beginning on 1st race.
$1. Pick 4’s on races 1 through 4, 3 through 6, 7 through 10 and 9 through 12.
$1. Superfecta on all races with five or more betting interests.
$1. Trifectas on all races with six or more betting interests.

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 16%
All other wagering: 19%

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Churchill Downs, Inc.
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40208-1200

Street Address:
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40208-1200

(502) 636-4400
Racing Office (502) 636-4470
Corporate (502) 636-4460

(502) 636-4430
Racing Office (502) 636-4479
Publicity (502) 636-4469

Web site:

The world-famous home of the Kentucky Derby has been in operation since 1875, and the Derby is, annually, the most anticipated thoroughbred race of the year. Churchill Downs has also hosted the Breeders’ Cup on six occasions, and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

The Derby has been the home of many great moments, including a record-setting time from the great Secretariat in his 1973 Derby win. Bill Shoemaker won the Derby four times in his illustrious career, but Bill Bartack and Eddie Arcaro top the list with five wins each.

Stakes Schedule

Clark Handicap (Gr. 1)
Humana Distaff Handicap (Gr. 1)
Kentucky Derby (Gr. 1)
Kentucky Oaks (Gr. 1)
Stephen Foster (Gr. 1)
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Gr. 1)

Chilukki Handicap (Gr. 2)
Churchill Downs Handicap (Gr. 2)
Falls City Handicap (Gr. 2)
Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 2)
Fleur De Lis Handicap (Gr. 2)
Golden Rod Stakes (Gr. 2)
Jefferson Cup Stakes (Gr. 2)
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Gr. 2)
Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 2)
Mrs. Revere Stakes (Gr. 2)

Ack Ack Handicap (Gr. 3)
Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes (Gr. 3)
Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Bashford Manor Stakes (Gr. 3)
Cardinal Handicap (Gr. 3)
Debutante Stakes (Gr. 3)
Dogwood Breeders' Cup Stakes (Gr. 3)
Early Times Mint Julep (Gr. 3)
Iroqouis Stakes (Gr. 3)
Kentucky Breeders' Cup Stakes (Gr. 3)
La Troienne Stakes (Gr. 3)
Locust Grove Handicap (Gr. 3)
Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Stakes (Gr. 3)
Pocahontas Stakes (Gr. 3)
Regret Stakes (Gr. 3)
River City Handicap (Gr. 3)

Cherokee Stakes
Commonwealth Turf Stakes
Edgewood Stakes
Mamzelle Stakes
Mariah's Storm
Matt Winn Stakes
Open Mind Stakes
Opening Verse Stakes
Very Subtle Stakes