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Itsaknockout Tied to Mayweather-Pacquiao
The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight promoters have signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with Starlight Racing’s Itsaknockout to tout the bout set on Kentucky Derby day just a few hours after the Run for the Roses. More


Daily Derby Update: Monday, April 27, 2015

Kentucky Derby Weather
Posted 9:30 a.m. ET Monday. The National Weather Service says high temperatures will range from the high 60's to the mid to high 70's through Saturday, and that the highest chance of rain will be 40 percent on Thursday. The Oaks day forecast is mostly sunny and 72 degrees. The Derby day forecast is sunny and 77 degrees.


Daily Derby Update: Sunday, April 26, 2015

American Pharoah Impresses
American Pharoah breezed five furlongs on Sunday at Churchill Downs and was pronounced ready for the Kentucky Derby by trainer Bob Baffert. More


Cinco Charlie Wins William Walker
Cinco Charlie took the lead out of the gate and held off a mild bid from Senor Grits to win the inaugural running of the $100,000 William Walker Stakes by 1 1/2 length on opening night of the 2015 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. Photo by Reed Palmer/Churchill Downs More

Daily Derby Update: Saturday, April 25

Six Put in Final Derby Workouts Around Nation
In addition to four Kentucky Derby breezes in the Bluegrass State on Saturday, another six workouts took place around the nation. Here's a recap in the order that the workouts occurred. More


Four Derby Works Go at Three Kentucky Venues
Carpe Diem’s early-bird workout at Keeneland went off as planned on Saturday, and Todd Pletcher said he'll take it. Meanwhile, International Star breezed at Trackside Training Center, and Tencendur and Keen Ice were on the worktab at Churchill Downs.
Carpe Diem photo by Keeneland More


Updated Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard After Defection of Madefromlucky

Daily Derby Update: Friday, April 24

Six Work for Derby at Churchill Downs; Door Cracks Open for Keen Ice
With rain in the Saturday morning forecast at Churchill Downs, a number of Kentucky Derby contenders were sent out for their final workouts for the race on Friday after the morning renovation break. One of them was all but declared out of the Derby, putting Keen Ice into the mix. More


Frammento, Bolo Breeze; Carpe Diem Gallops
After the renovation break at Keeneland pon Friday, Frammento and Joe Bravo worked a half-mile, and now all Nick Zito can do is wait and hope they make it into the Kentucky Derby. More


Napravnik Tabbed for Special Award of Merit
Rosie Napravnik will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on the racing industry at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico on May 14. More


Do You Feel Lucky?
Visit www.derbymillion.com and rank the Kentucky Derby horses in the correct order of finish to win the $1,000,000 grand prize. We suggest you wait at least until after entries are taken on Wednesday.


NBC to Present Record Derby Coverage
NBC Sports Group will presents 15.5 live hours of Kentucky Derby coverage, a record for the event, beginning Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminating with coverage of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby starting at 4:00 ET. More


Daily Derby Update: Thursday, April 23

HRRN Derby Coverage Starts Tuesday
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) will launch more than 20 hours of Kentucky Derby week programming starting Tuesday with coverage of the KTA-KTOB Kentucky Derby Trainers Dinner from 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET. More


Blofeld Returns on Saturday at Churchill Downs
Blofeld, winner of three races in three starts, in three career starts, tops a field of six entered Wednesday for Saturday night’s first running of the William Walker Stakes at six furlongs. More


Daily Derby Update: Wednesday, April 22

Mr. Z, War Story Breeze at Churchill
War Story and Mr. Z completed Kentucky Derby workouts Wednesday at Churchill Downs over a track rated fast. More


Carpe Diem Final Breeze at Keeneland
Trainer Todd Pletcher on Tuesday said Toyota Blue Grass winner Carpe Diem likely will receive his final work for the Kentucky Derby at Keeneland on Saturday or Sunday. More


Daily Derby Update: Tuesday, April 21

Consortium to Offer Prized Photos at Auction for PDJF
A consortium of racing organizations will conduct Derby Day silent auctions to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) with framed, autographed photographs of California Chrome (signed by Victor Espinoza), Secretariat (Penny Chenery), Wise Dan (John Velazquez), and Zenyatta (Mike Smith). More


Monday's Derby Jockey Announcements
John Velazquez will stay with Carpe Diem in the Kentucky Derby. Javier Castellano will ride Materiality, Mike Smith will stay with Far Right, and Manny Franco was named on Tencendur.


Brisnet PP's: Kentucky Derby Contenders by Points Total
Brisnet PP's: Kentucky Oaks Contenders by Points Total


Daily Derby Update: Monday, April 20, 2015

Bold Conquest Breezes at CD
Bold Conquest breezed five furlongs Monday at Churchill Downs in 1:02.80 over a surface rated good. His fractions were 12.60, 24.80, 37.40 and 50.20, and he galloped out six furlongs in 1:16.80. Bold Conquest is sitting at number 23 on the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard for trainer Steve Asmussen.


Desormeaux Says Texas Red in Perfect Health
Keith Desormeaux, trainer and co-owner of Texas Red, said testing has shown the Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner is in the pink and that serious training will resume soon. More


Sunday Kentucky Derby Notes from Churchill Downs
Miscellaneous notes from a relatively quiet morning at Churchill Downs. There were no Kentucky Derby workouts on Sunday. More


El Kabeir Confirmed for Derby after Belmont Work
El Kabeir this morning worked on the main track at Belmont Park, and his camp said he'll be shipped to Churchill Downs on April 26 or 27. More


Dortmund, Firing Line Work at Santa Anita
Saturday at Santa Anita, Dortmund and Firing Line put in their penultimate Kentucky Derby workouts, and connections said they were pleased. More


Pletcher Threesome Breeze at PBD
Materiality, Itsaknockout and Stanford breezed Saturday morning for Todd Pletcher ahead of the Kentucky Derby two weeks hence. More


One Lucky Dane Out of Derby
One Lucky Dane has been declared out of the Kentucky Derby after Rafael Bejarano noticed he was off immediately after a workout this morning at Santa Anita. More


Three Work for Derby at Churchill, Carpe Diem at Keeneland
With a new training period for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses now in effect, three Derby contenders breezed Saturday morning at Churchill Downs shortly after 8:30 ET, and Carpe Diem worked at Keeneland. More


Live Streaming Derby Workouts
Churchill Downs, in conjunction with TwinSpires.com, will provide live online streaming of Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks workouts when the exclusive 8:30-8:45 a.m. ET training window begins in earnest April 18. More


Updated Kentucky Derby Future Odds from Wynn Casino April 16

Upstart Back to Work
Upstart returned to the work tab Friday morning at Palm Meadows with a four-furlong breeze that was timed in :47.40. More


Pletcher Visits Carpe Diem at Keeneland
Trainer Todd Pletcher has spent the past couple of days at Keeneland checking out Carpe Diem and other runnners that have produced a meet-leading seven victories with three stakes wins. More


American Pharoah Hits the Ground at CD
American Pharoah completed an uneventful Monday journey from Oaklawn Park to Churchill Downs on Monday afternoon.
Photo by Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography. More


Pletcher Derby Trio Breeze in South Florida
Todd Pletcher sent three Kentucky Derby contenders to the training track at Palm Beach Downs early Saturday morning for breezes: Itsaknockout, Materiality and Stanford. More


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TDP 2014 Wrapup
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Dick Downey has been a voting member of the NTRA Thoroughbred Polls since early 2012. The Downey Profile will carries results here.

 

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ROAD WORK -- Workouts on The Road to the Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown and Beyond

All works are on fast dirt except as follows:
--Works on turf, off track or training track are indicated.
--Golden Gate, Ocala, Presque Isle Downs, Turfway Park, Woodbine workouts are on synthetic track except when noted.

 

 

April 27
Bench Warrant worked five in 59:80 (9/41) at SA.
Bluegrass Singer breezed three in 35:20 (2/3) at MTH.
Bold Conquest breezed five in 1.01:80 (9/32) at CD.
Curlino breezed four in 48:80 (5/32) at KEE.
Jess's Dream breezed five in 59:95 (1/3) at BEL.
Lord Nelson breezed four in 48:40 (6/35) at CD.

April 26
American Pharoah breezed five in 58:40 (1/32) at CD.
Gorgeous Bird breezed four in 50:00 (30/50) at CD.
Tiznow R J breezed four in 50:80 (42/50) at CD.
Yockey's Warrior breezed four in  49:20 (17/50) at CD.

April 25
Another Lemon Drop breezed four in 47:60 (2/47) at CD.
Carpe Diem breezed four in 48:60 (2/63) at KEE.
Classy Class breezed five in 1.01:43 (18/31) at BEL.
Comfort breezed four in 49:40 (15/63) at KEE.
Divining Rod breezed five in 1.03:00 (21/26) at FAI.
Dortmund breezed six in 1:13.60 (12/21) at SA.
El Kabeir breezed four in 46:81 (3/55) at BEL
Indianaughty breezed four in 49:80 (25/47) at CD.
Firing Line breezed five in 1.02:20 (47/55) at SA.
Frosted breezed five in 1.01:10 (2/5) at PMM.
International Star breezed four in 50.80 (8/9) at CDT.
Keen Ice breezed five in 1.01:60 (11/40) at CD.
March breezed five in 1.00:01 (2/31) at BEL.
Mubtaahij breezed four in 49.70 () at AP.
Ostrolenka breezed four on the training track in 48:66 (22/70) at BEL.
Outlash breezed four in 49:60 (22/63) at KEE.
Prospect Park worked four in 49:40 (14/37) at SLR.
Royal Son breezed five in 1.02:00 (10/20) at KEE.
St. Joe Bay worked five in 1.00:60 (5/29) at SLR.
Startup Nation breezed four on firm turf in 48:30 (1/4) at PMM.
Tencendur breezed five in 1:00 () at CD.
The Gomper worked five in  1.00:80 (32/53) at SA.
The Truth or Else breezed five in 1:01.80 (14/38) at CD.
Upstart breezed five in 59:95 (1/5) at PMM.

April 24
Ami's Flatter breezed five in 1.02:60 (28/43) at WO.
Bolo worked five in 59:60 (2/34) at SA.
Competitive Edge breezed four in 48.00 () at CD.
Conquest Bigluck E breezed four in 50.60 () at CD.
Conquest Typhoon breezed four in 49:00 (38/78) at CD.
Cyrus Alexander worked four in 48:40 (5/12) at SA.
Danzig Moon breezed four in 48:80 (31/76) at CD.
Defondo breezed four in 49:80 (52/76) at CD.
Far Right breezed four in 49:00 (38/76) at CD.
Frammento breezed four in 48.00 (4/57) at KEE.
Itsaknockout breezed four in 48:00 (7/76) at CD.
Madefromlucky breezed four in 48:60 (28/76) at CD.
Materiality breezed four in 48:00 (7/76) at CD.
Pain and Misery breezed four in 50.00 () at CD.
Stanford breezed four in 48:40 (19/76) at CD.
Where's the Moon breezed four in 48:40 (19/76) at CD.

April 23
Gold Shield breezed four on a good track in 48:54 (6/11) at BEL.
Hillbilly Royalty breezed five in  1.02:00 (5/9) at CD.
Unbridled Juan worked six in 1.13:40 (1/2) at KEE.

April 22
Hebbronville breezed four in 48:00 (3/21) at CD.
Majestico breezed five in 1.01:20 (5/20) at CD.
Mr. Z breezed five in 1.01:00 (4/20) at CD.
Ocho Ocho Ocho worked six in 1.13:60 (9/10) at SA.
Tough Customer breezed six in  1.14:00 (2/5) at CD.
Tradesman breezed four in 50:50 (1/4) at PMM.
War Story breezed five in 1.02:00 (7/20) at CD.

April 21
Firespike breezed five in 1.01:40 (2/6) at CDT.
Lord Nelson breezed five in 59:60 (1/29) at CD.
Mubtaahij breezed three in 36:20 (1/1) at AP.
Wireless Future breezed four on good turf (4/5) at CD.

April 20
Bench Warrant worked five in 1.02:20 (34/40) at SA.
Bold Conquest breezed five on a good track in 1.02:80 (6/9) at CD.
Cinco Charlie breezed four on a muddy track in 49:60 (16/26) at CD.

April 19
El Kabeir breezed five in 1.00:18 (3/16) at BEL.
Startup Nation breezed four in 49:55 (8/25) at PMM.
Task Force Glory breezed four on a good track in 49:80 (9/14) at CDT.
Unrivaled breezed six in 1.15:27 (1/2) at PRX.
Where's the Moon breezed four on a sloppy track in 48:20 (9/61) at CD.

April 18
Another Lemon Drop breezed five in 1.01:40 (20/57) at CD.
Blofeld breezed five in 1.00:60 (4/5) at PBD.
Carpe Diem breezed four in 48.00 (5/76) at KEE.
Competitive Edge breezed four in 48:00 (1/4) at PBD.
Danzig Moon breezed five in :58.00 (1/57) at CD.
Dortmund worked five in 58:80 (1/59) at SA.
Firing Line worked five in 1.00:40 (22/59) at SA.
Indianaughty breezed five in 1.01:80 (33/57) at CD.
International Star breezed five in 1:01.80 (33/57) at CD.
Itsaknockout breezed four in 48:00 (1/4) at PBD.
Keen Ice breezed six in 1:13.20 (1/1) at CD.
Magic of Believing breezed five in 1.01:40 (20/57) at CD.
March breezed four on the training track in 48:08 (6/84) at BEL.
Materiality breezed five in 1.00:45 (2/5) at PBD.
One Lucky Dane worked five in 59:20 (6/59) at SA.
Pulmarack worked five in 1.01:80 (21/46) at GG.
Royal Son breezed five in 1.01:40 (13/39) at KEE.
Stanford breezed five in 1.00:45 (2/5) at PBD.
Tencendur breezed four in :47.16 (1/26) at BEL.
The Gomper worked five in 59:60 (7/47) at SA.
Toasting Master breezed five in 1.00:20 (8/57) at CD.
Wisecracker breezed four on the training track in 49:48 (40/84) at BEL.
Yockey's Warrior breezed four in 51:20 (54/57) at CD.

April 17
Bolo worked five in 1.00:20 (15/43) at SA.
Metaboss breezed five in 1.01:80 (11/22) at KEE.
Mr. Jordan breezed four in :48:20 (1/7) at GPW.
St. Joe Bay worked four in 49:80 (6/8) at SLR.
Upstart breezed four in 47:40 (1/6) at PMM.
Bolo worked five in 1.00:20 (15/43) at SA.
Metaboss breezed five in 1.01:80 (11/22) at KEE.
Mr. Jordan breezed four in :48:20 (1/7) at GPW.
St. Joe Bay worked four in 49:80 (6/8) at SLR.
Upstart breezed four in 47:40 (1/6) at PMM.

April 16
Ami's Flatter breezed four in 49:20 (9/14) at WO.
Frammento breezed four in 51:20 (36/36) at KEE.
Frosted breezed five in 1.01:35 (1/7) at PMM.
Unbridled Juan breezed four in 1.01:00 (4/17) at KEE.

April 15
Ocho Ocho Ocho worked five in 58:80 (2/15) at SA.
Tradesman breezed four in 51:90 (6/9) at PMM.
War Story breezed four in 49:40 (12/18) at CD.

April 14
Verraco worked four in 48:60 (15/26) at SA.

April 13
Bench Warrant worked five in 1.02:80 (39/40) at SA.
Cinco Charlie breezed five in 59:80 (2/22) at CD.
Decision Day breezed four in 48:60 (8/27) at WO.
First Down breezed four in 49:65 (9/18) at BEL.
Tough Customer breezed five in 1.01:40 (4/31) at KEE.
Where's the Moon breezed four in 48:60 (4/19) at SUN.
Wireless Future breezed four in 49:00 (7/38) at CD.

April 12
Chief Istan breezed four in 48:20 (8/80) at KEE.
Conquest Typhoon breezed five in 59:20 (1/37) at CD.
Cozmic One worked four in 50:00 (38/47) at SA.
Cross the Line worked four in 47:60 (1/22) at SA.
Firespike breezed five in 1.01:00 (1/5) at CDT.
Hootenanny breezed five on good turf in 1.05:60 (3/4) at KEE.
Task Force Glory breezed five in 1.01:20 (3/5) at CDT.
The Gomper worked five in 59:00 (2/44) at SA.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

THE DOWNEY PROFILE page: An introduction to our statistical study of the Kentucky Derby.  Do Derby winners have factors in commom more prevalent than non-winners?  They absolutely do. Not a computer program or a system, The Downey Profile is a statistical study of the comparative frequency of a dozen factors present in winners versus non-winners of the Kentucky Derby since 1973.

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A Brief History of Results

The Downey Profile endeavors to focus on a Top Four, thus eliminating 80% of most Kentucky Derby fields.

In 2003, both Funny Cide and Empire Maker made the Top Four. They made up the exacta, paying $97.00. Smarty Jones ranked in our Top Four in 2004, and we picked him to win. In our notes and picks immediately prior to the 2005 Kentucky Derby, we wrote: 

--"Giacomo is the best bridesmaid in the country."
--"Giacomo moves up from thirteenth in the Total Points Profile (to fifth in the Performance Points Category); consistently hits board."

Giacomo won the  2005 Kentucky Derby at 50-1 odds, the second-highest odds winner in the history of the race.

In 2006, another horse from The Downey Profile Top Four won the Kentucky Derby. Barbaro ranked third in The Downey Profile. Downey made the mistake of picking another horse to win. Top-ranked Brother Derek dead-heated for fourth with Jazil, who was co-fourth weight in the Downey Profile. The result: Three of the Derby top five finishers came from the Downey Profile Top Four.

In 2007, Nobiz Like Shobiz and Scat Daddy were tied for top spot in the Downey Profile Rankings, and they were picked on top here. Street Sense was the next choice in Downey's final picks. In Our Short Comments Two Days Before the Derby: "Had (Street Sense) won the Blue Grass by a nose instead of losing it by a nose, he would be a Top Four horse in the Downey Profile. As things stand, he's ranked sixth. Considering he's only raced twice at age two--a significant drawback in the Downey Profile--his ranking is very good, and would be phenomenal but for a nose." From our Profile Busters Profile Section: "Hard Spun meets five of the PBP factors and leads all others....   Street Sense meets four of the PBP factors. Street Sense and Hard Spun finished one-two.

 

In 2008, Big Brown, the 2-1 favorite in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, was not kind to the Profle, and vice-versa. Frankly, this Derby was kind of strange to us.

In 2009,  Pioneerof the Nile was top-ranked and finished second; Papa Clem was third-ranked and finished fourth. Mine That Bird's ranking in our Total Points Profile was 16th, but he jumped to 10th in the Performance Points Only Profile. That was a significant jump, like Giacomo's in 2005, but we reasoned that he was still 10th, best case. Lesson learned perhaps.

In 2010, Ice Box ranked second in The Downey Profile, and he topped the Performance Points Only Category. We picked him to win, and despite his poor performances since the Kentucky Derby, we still believe he was the best horse on Derby day and failed to win only after being blocked and steadied multiple times in the stretch. The winner, Super Saver, was one of two horses identified in our Profile Busters Profile, and Downey pegged him third before the race.

In 2011, the Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, was in the Top Four, ranked fourth in The Downey Profile, and won the race by 2 3/4 lengths at 20-1 odds. We also do a Profile Busters Profile. Only two horses made that list, and one of them, Nehro, finished second in the Derby. We liked Shackleford. He set the pace and finished fourth, beaten less than a length for second, then went on to win the Preakness.

In 2012, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was a Profile Buster Profile horse, as was second finsher Bodemeister. Third finisher Dullahan was a Downey Profile Top 4 horse. I'll Have Another and Bodemeister repeated their one-two finish in the Preakness, and Downey Profile Top 4 horse Creative Cause was third. Union Rags, a Downey Profile Top 4 horse, won the Belmont Stakes. Downey also had Paynter and Atigun, who ran two-three, in his Belmont Top 4. Union Rags and Optimizer were the only Derby horses to run in the Belmont.

 

All in all, we were pleased with the outcome of the 2013 Derby. Orb was a Profile Buster horse that we reported on our Subscription Page had perhaps the best pre-Derby workout at Churchill Downs and who was doing well there. Revolutionary was a Downey Profile Top 4 who ran third, as was Normandy Invasion, the fourth finisher. Mylute, the fifth finisher, was a Profile Buster. There was little way to pick Golden Soul to run second, but we said this about him shortly before the Kentucky on our Subscription Page in Segment 22 NOTES:  "Golden Soul was described by trainer Stewart as being a horse that would be "the longer they go, the better" back on Jan. 20. I think that Stewart's opinion was on target, and it might be worth a few extra dollars to put this horse underneath in the exotics. However, I do not believe he can win."

In 2014, three of our Downey Profile Top 4 horses finished first, third and fifth in the Kentucky Derby. California Chrome was our pick to win. Danza had a chance to get second but had to settle for third after being bumped hard by stablemate Vinceremos. Samraat was fifth.

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