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Churchill Downs - Louisville, KY |

First opened in 1875 and soon became known as the "Home of the Kentucky Derby".  The Kentucky Derby is now the longest continually running sporting event in American and is termed to be the most exciting two minutes in sports.......especially if you win!  Churchill Downs features a one-mile dirt, oval racetrack and a seven-furlong turf racecourse.

Racing Schedule: April 27, 2024 -  June 30, 2024 and November 1, 2024 - December 6, 2024

Key Races: Kentucky Oaks (G1), La Trolenee (G1), Kentucky Derby (G1), Old Forester Turf Classic (G1), Derby City Distraff (G1), Churchill Downs (G1)

Churchill Downs FREE Insider Handicapping Information

This is where you will find our most recent free Churchill Downs articles and information to help keep you up-to-date on what's happening at Churchill Downs.  We also include our free horses to watch which include some of our best bets and and other Churchill Downs picks for races running this week.   You can also find articles on our Churchill Downs horse racing handicapping picks performance and payouts earned.

Churchill Downs FREE Win Picks

Every race day we give you Today's Racing Digest's top Churchill Downs win picks for each race for free.  These free Churchill Downs picks are the "Digest's" expert handicapper's top horse racing pick for each race.  While we give you a free Churchill Downs pick for every race, if you are a value handicapper we would recommend you purchase our Complete Digest so you can get a full analysis of each race and our experts insights on each horse running along with suggested vertical and horizontal betting strategies.  Today's Racing Digest strives to giving you the best most profitable Churchill Downs picks that have been proven to be more accurate and profitable than the competition.

For Racing On Sunday, June 30, 2024

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2024 Churchill Downs Stakes Schedule

Churchill Downs Spring Meet, offers 68 Stakes races with 6 Grade 1 stakes which includes the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, The Kentucky Derby.  Stakes races are the pinnacle of competition in the sport of horse racing and attract some of the best horses in their class level.  Along with a field of the best horses also comes some of the best wagering opportunities.

Why Churchill Downs Stakes Races Are Often Times The Best Races To Play

At Churchill Downs, we'll often see the best value bets during the weekdays but with fewer bettors in the pool the payouts on the exotics can be a bit discouraging.  With weekend stakes races at Churchill Downs the interest and crowds grow larger along with the betting pools which typically translates into larger payouts.  Stakes races also typically offer a field of horses that have been kept in form through multiple workouts and prep races giving a handicapper more information about a horses ability and a better understanding of their chance in the race.

If you don't have the time to watch all the prep races and pour over the past performances, Today's Racing Digest's expert handicappers give you a complete race analysis along with their thoughts on each horses chances in each race on the card.

May 2024
June 2024

June 2024 Churchill Downs Scheduled Stakes Races

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Arlington S $275,000 4&up, 8.5f T
Aristides $275,000 4&up, 6f
Regret S $275,000 3yo, f 9f T
Audubon S $275,000 3yo, 9f T
Blame S $275,000 4&up, 9f
Shawnee S $275,000 4&up, f/m 8.5f

Sunday, June 2, 2024
Old Forester Mint Julep $225,000 4&up, f/m 8.5f T

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Mighty Beau S $225,000 3&up, 5f T

Sunday, June 9, 2024
Matt Winn S $400,000 3yo, 8.5f
JLeslie's Lady Overnight S $175,000 3yo, f 7f

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Monomoy Girl Overnight S $175,000 3yo, f 8.5f
Chorleywood Overnight S $175,000 4&up, 11f T

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Chicago S $250,000 4&up, f/m 7f

Saturday, June 29, 2024
Wise Dan S $500,000 4&up, 8.5f T
Fasig-Tipton Fleur de Lis S $500,000 4&up, f/m 9f
American Derby $250,000 3yo, 8.5f T
Kelly's Landing S $250,000 3&up, 6.5f
Tepin S $250,000 3yo, f 8f T
Stephen Foster S $1,000,000 4&up, 9f

Sunday, June 30, 2024
Hanshin Presented by JRA $300,000 4&up, 8f
Debutante S $225,000 2yo, f 6f
Bashford Manor S $225,000 2yo, 6f
Maxfield Overnight S $175,000 3yo, 7f
Anchorage Overnight S
Ladies' Turf Sprint, 4YO&UP / F&M, 5 Furlongs / Turf - $125,000

Saturday, Feb 17, 2024
G3 Royal Delta, 4YO&UP / F&M, 1 1/16 M / Dirt - $150,000

Saturday, Feb 24, 2024
Gulfstream Park Sprint, 4YO&UP, 6 Furlongs / Dirt - $125,000