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Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes Betting Preview

September 16, 2023


The highly anticipated 2023 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes brings forth an exciting lineup of wagering opportunities, showcasing a varied group of competitors. This occasion is set to shine as the fourth race on the day amidst the exhilarating celebrations at Churchill Downs.


  • Date / Track: 09/16/2023 Churchill Downs

  • Post Time: 2:13 PM ET

  • Distance: 6 furlongs (dirt)

  • Purse: $300,000

Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes Betting Preview

The Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes boasts a remarkable lineup of top-tier racehorses, setting the stage for an electrifying betting experience. Among these seasoned three-year-old and older horses, a select few shine as formidable contenders based on their impressive statistics, promising to captivate the interest of enthusiastic bettors.

Two of the six horses competing are coming off of wins, while three total have recently placed in the top three. Other than that, the rest of the field has finished sixth or worse in their recent outings.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

While each horse exudes the allure of victory, only a handful truly stand out for the 2023 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes. Check out some of these frontrunners that are poised for success or a spot in the top three, aiding in crafting precise exacta and trifecta wagers.

Strobe 6-5

Strobe is a great example of a consistent horse that should do well here. In his recent race, he finished runner-up in the Iowa Sprint LS.  So far this year, he has one win, two runner-ups, and one third place finish. Over his career record, he has four wins, three runner-ups, and a third place finish out of eight races.

Necker Island 8-1

Necker Island just recorded his first win of the year, which was at the Mighty Beau Overnight LS. This improved his record to one win and the recent third place finish out of five events total.  In his career races, he has landed eight wins, three runner-ups, and seven third place finishes out of 34 races. He has a tremendous opportunity to improve here.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Betting enthusiasts have every reason to anticipate the 2023 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes, as MyBookie presents an enticing array of betting opportunities, all conveniently listed below.


  • Baytown Bear: 30-1

  • Awesome Aaron: 30-1

  • Strobe: 6-5

  • Bango: 1-1

  • Gulfstream Way: 12-1

  • Necker Island: 8-1

Bango 1-1

Bango has been red hot this year, with a recent win at the Kelly’s Landing LS. This added to his resume on the season, with two wins and two runner-ups out of four events so far.

Out of his 32 race career, he has 13 wins, four runner-ups, and two third place finishes. Compared to the field, he has one of the best opportunities to win and a chance to remain dominant.

Final Pick: Take Bango at 1-1 to Win