Churchill Downs Stakes

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Churchill Downs Stakes
Grade II race
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated 1911
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification four-year-olds & older
Weight Assigned
Purse US$500,000 (2015)

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 currently offers a purse of $500,000.

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[edit]

Winners of the Churchill Downs stakes since 1989: