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 (Sept 4-5), 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.
$1. Exacta on all races.
$2. Pick 6 on races 5 through 10.
$1. Rolling Pick-3 beginning on 1st race.
$.50. Pick 4’s on races 1 through 4, 3 through 6, 7 through 10 and 9 through 12.
$.10 Superfecta on all races with five or more betting interests.
$.50. Trifectas on all races with six or more betting interests.

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 17%
All other wagering: 22%

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.

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Churchill Downs 2020 Spring Meet Stakes Schedule

Day/Date Running Grade Purse Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
Stephen Foster Preview Day

Five stakes races cumulatively worth $550,000

Saturday, May 23 23rd III $150,000 Matt Winn 3yo 1 1/16 M Dirt
Saturday, May 23 1st $100,000 Blame 4&up 1 M Dirt
Saturday, May 23 1st $100,000 Shawnee 4&up f/m 1 1/16 M Dirt
Saturday, May 23 1st $100,000 War Chant 3yo 1 M Turf
Saturday, May 23 1st $100,000 Tepin 3yo f 1 M Turf
Saturday, May 30 44th III $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep 4&up f/m 1 1/16 M Turf
Saturday, May 30 17th III $100,000 Winning Colors 4&up f/m 6 F Dirt
Saturday, June 6 32nd Listed $100,000 Aristides 4&up 6 F Dirt
Saturday, June 6 45th III $100,000 Dogwood 3yo f 7 F Dirt
Saturday, June 13 83rd III $100,000 Louisville 4&up 1 ½ M Turf
Saturday, June 20 31st II $200,000 Wise Dan 4&up 1 1/16 M Turf
Saturday, June 20 1st $100,000 Audubon 3yo 1 1/8 M Turf
Stephen Foster Day / Closing Day

Four stakes races cumulatively worth $900,000

Saturday, June 27 39th II $500,000 Stephen Foster 4&up 1 1/8 M Dirt
Saturday, June 27 45th II $200,000 Fleur de Lis 4&up f/m 1 1/8 M Dirt
Saturday, June 27 51st III $100,000 Regret 3yo f 1 1/8 M Turf
Saturday, June 27 119th III $100,000 Bashford Manor 2yo 6 F Dirt


NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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