Channing Hill's first season of race riding came at Prairie Meadows Racetrack between his junior and senior years of high school in 2004. After graduating he headed to New York to continue his riding career and he now rides regularly in New York, Chicago, and Kentucky. He was a finalist for the 2005 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. He is married to Shelbi Catalano, daughter of trainer Wayne Catalano.
To date, Hill has won more than 800 races with total earnings of more than $34.5 million. He rode in his first Breeders' Cup in 2013 and will likely have a mount in the 2014 Kentucky Oaks.