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Churchill Downs Stakes

Grade III race
Churchill Downs Stakes
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1911
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.churchilldowns.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification four-years-olds & older
Weight Assigned
Purse US$250,000

The Churchill Downs Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. A sprint race open to horses aged four and older, it is contested over a distance of seven furlongs on the dirt and offers a purse of $250,00.

The race is a Grade II event raced on the same day as the Kentucky Derby and is a prep to the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Past winners

Winners of the Churchill Downs stakes since 1989:

  • 2006 - Tricky Trevor
  • 2005 - Battle Won
  • 2004 - Speightstown
  • 2003 - Aldebaran
  • 2002 - D'Wildcat
  • 2001 - Alannan
  • 2000 - Straight Man
  • 1999 - Rock and Roll
  • 1997 - Diligence
  • 1996 - Criolotto
  • 1995 - Goldseeker
  • 1994 - Honor The Hero
  • 1993 - Callide Valley
  • 1991 - Thirty Six Red
  • 1989 - Dancing Spree



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