Weekend Horse Racing Guide: Schedule And Live Betting Odds For Sunday, May 31

Horse Racing News, Notes and Daily Tips From Churchill Downs and Santa Anita

The biggest days at the races are the weekends, where the top tracks in America host the biggest stakes races. The Triple Crown races draw tremendous interest from fans, media and horse handicappers and bettors. From the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs to the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, there is plenty of additional racing that draws interest and betting from many of the top tracks listed below.

Each year culminates with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships the first weekend in November. The best race horses in the world compete for million dollar or more purses as jockeys, trainers and owners guide them to racing riches. The Sport of Kings becomes a world spectacle at the Breeders’ Cup, and Santa Anita (10) and Churchill Downs (9) have hosted the event more than any other tracks. The 2020 Breeders’ Cup is at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky on Nov. 6-7.

Follow along as this page and site provides weekend racing schedules, betting odds, news, notes and tips on races and betting from the leading tracks in America.

Racing schedule and betting odds: Sunday, May 31

Churchill Downs

Program changes and scratches.

RaceTimeDetailsBetting Favorite(s)Picks, Notes & Featured Races
R11:00 p.m. ET9 runners I 5 F I DirtChicks for Free (7/5 ML)
R21:34 p.m. ET9 runners I 1 1/16 M I DirtMolly's Game (3/1 ML)
R32:06 p.m. ET8 runners I 7 F I DirtBlunt Force (2/1) & Heaven Escape (5/2 ML)
R42:38 p.m. ET12 runners I 5.5 F I TurfMillennium Force (5/2 ML)
R53:10 p.m. ET5 runners I 1 1/16 M I DirtFinnick the Fierce (8/5 ML) & Necker Island (9/5 ML)
R63:42 p.m. ET8 runners I 7 F I DirtPyron (5/2 ML) & Twelfth Labour (3/1 ML)
R74:14 p.m. ET9 runners I 1 1/16 M I DirtRare Form (4/1 ML)
R84:46 p.m. ET12 runners I 5.5 F I TurfHidden Facts (3/1 ML)#6 More, #3 Reenie D
R95:18 p.m. ET12 runners I 6 F I DirtMajor Attraction & Fast Cash (3/1 ML) Entry
R105:50 p.m. ET12 runners I 6.5 F I DirtMiss T Too (3/1 ML)#1 Miss T Too,
R116:22 p.m. ET12 runners I 1 1/2 M I TurfArklow (8/5 ML) & Admission Office (3/1 ML)$100k Louisville Stakes (G3)
Top two favorites best, Longshot #4 He's No Lemon (15/1)

Santa Anita

Picks and analysis at numberFire.

Track and racing info, entries, program, scratches and stakes schedule.

RaceTimeDetailsBetting Favorite(s)Picks, Notes & Featured Races
R11:00 p.m. PT9 runners I 4.5 F I DirtSmoothlikebuttah (2/1 ML)
R21:30 p.m. PT5 runners I 5.5 F I TurfMucho Macho Woman (2/1) ML)
R32:00 p.m. PT6 runners I 1 M I DirtManresa (4/5 ML)
R42:32 p.m. PT6 runners I 1 M I TurfWorthy Turk (6/5)
R53:03 p.m. PT7 runners I 7 F I DirtBlazing Charm (5/2 ML)
R63:34 p,m. PT5 runners I 6 F I DirtDesert Law (6/5) ML)$100k Thor's Echo Handicap
R74:06 p.m. PT6 runners I 5.5 F I TurfKris' Wild Kat (2/1 ML)
R84:38 p.m. PT5 runners I 6.5 I DirtBeen Studying Her (9/5 ML)$75k Angel's Flight Stakes
R95:10 p.m. PT8 runners I 7 F I DirtLittle No Way (2/1)

Horse Racing News, Notes and Daily Tips

  • Sunday horse race schedules from six leading U.S. race tracks and added info at TheLines.
  • Churchill Downs 50-cent Late Pick 5 Sunday is $101,123.
  • The $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) has been added to the extension of the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Chuchill Downs made the announcement Saturday. The 1 1/8 mile race will be run June 27 at JackThistledown and will feature Top 4 points of 20-8-4-2.

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Rob Henie, publisher and handicapper of the WCHR, was featured in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times and provided Race 6 analysis and lessons.

Top race tracks in America

  • Arlington Park
  • Aqueduct Racetrack
  • Belmont Park
  • Churchill Downs
  • Del Mar Racetrack
  • Fair Grounds Race Course
  • Gulfstream Park
  • Keeneland Race Course
  • Monmouth Park
  • Oaklawn Park
  • Pimlico Race Course
  • Santa Anita Park
  • Saratoga Race Course
  • Tampa Bay Downs

Horse racing tracks running live Thoroughbred racing and covered on this page and site

Belmont Park
Churchill Downs
Del Mar Racing
Santa Anita Park
Saratoga Race Course

Additional races may be covered from selected racetracks from the top racetracks list.

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Edited and Updated Race Results – May 31.

Santa Anita

Race 7 – Top Pick Hard Not To Love, 2nd ($4.00) in front of 3/5 favorite Ce Ce in Santa Maria Stakes (G2)
Race 8 – Top Pick Tonahutu, 1st ($5.00)

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