December 2, 2023

Kentucky Derby Highlights Churchill Stakes Schedule That Includes Two Arlington Races

The 11-day September meet opens Friday at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography)

The $2-million Kentucky Derby is the highlight of a robust stakes offering for the upcoming spring-summer meeting at Churchill Downs.

The meeting begins Saturday, April 29, and other key dates include the Kentucky Oaks on May 5, the Kentucky Derby on May 6, and Stephen Foster night on June 17, and new to the schedule this year are a pair of added-money events formerly run at Arlington Park: the Matron Stakes and the Chicago Handicap.