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700 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

track layout

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

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Churchill Downs is a landmark of Thoroughbred racing and home to the presitigious Kentucky Derby run on the first Saturday of May.

Churchill Downs hosts two meets during the year, a spring meeting and a fall meeting.

Track Information
Acreage: 147
Track: One mile, oval
Soil: Sandy loam, 75% sand, 23% silt, 2% clay
Width: 80 feet; backstretch, 79 feet

Distance from Derby Start to Finish Line:
1,320 feet; racetrack is 120 feet wide at Derby start

Distance from Last Turn to Finish Line: 1,234 1/2 feet

Distance from Finish Line to First Turn: 113 1/2 feet

Turf Course
Track: 7/8th mile, oval
Turf: 90% Fescue, 10% Bluegrass
Width: 80 feet

Takeout Information
Win, Place and Show: 16%
All Exotic Wagering: 19%

Wagering Format
$1 Daily Double on 1st and 2nd and last two races.
$2 Exacta on all races.
$2 Pick 6 on last 6 races on the card.
$1 Pick 4's beginning on first and on last four races on the card.
$1 Rolling Pick 3 beginning on 1st race.
$1 Superfecta on all races which qualify under Kentucky statutes.
$2 Trifecta on all races which qualify under Kentucky statutes.


Notable Races:
Kentucky Derby
    Kentucky Oaks
    Woodford Reserve Turf Classic
    Stephen Foster Handicap
    Clark Handicap

Churchill Downs Racing Calendar
Friday May 6th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade I Kentucky Oaks
Saturday May 7th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade I Kentucky Derby
Saturday June 18th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade I Stephen Foster
Sunday October 30th, 2011 - Opening Day
Friday November 4th, 2011 - Feature Race - Breeders' Cup Friday!
Saturday November 5th, 2011 - Feature Race - Breeders' Cup Saturday!
Friday November 25th, 2011 - Feature Race - Grade 1 Clark
Sunday November 27th, 2011 - Closing Day

Handicappers for Churchill Downs

Fair Odds Report

Brooklyn Jack's Big Apple Plays

Cashier's Line with Patrick McQuiggan

Craig Peterson's Pace Pals

Dennis Stagliano's Horse Racing Tip Sheets

Jon Lindo Report

Lauren Stich Pedigree Handicapper

Thoroughbred Analytics

Toby Callet's Analysis



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