Churchill Opening Weekend Spetember Meet

Many of North America’s most promising 2-year-old colts and fillies have been nominated to compete in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s $150,000-added Pocahontas (Grade II) and $150,000-added Iroquois (GIII), two of four stakes races scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 during the first of two Downs After Dark night racing sessions set for the track’s first September Meet.

The $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (GIII) and the $100,000-added Locust Grove will share the racing spotlight with those important stakes events for juveniles during Downs After Dark: College Rivalry Night Presented by Finlandia Vodka – the first of four racing Saturdays during the September Meet.

Churchill will run Fridays through Sundays on four straight weekends in September. Two of the Saturdays, Sept. 7 and 28, will be Downs After Dark cards. The meet runs Sept. 6-29.

Admission gates will open at 4 p.m. (all times Eastern) and the first of 11 live races begins at 6 p.m.

Handicapping Churchill Downs

Just in time for the opening of the marquee autumn meetings, the popular Track Stats books have been updated for Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Keeneland Race Course, and Santa Anita Park.

Handicap with detailed trainer/jockey stats, track bias, and speed rating pars for the most popular meetings in the country!

Each track is $12 or you can get any two for $20! Visit the Track Stats page and download now.