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SUBSCRIBER NOTICE: The Downey Profile Rankings were updated Sunday, April 14. All factors are in play.


Lasix Debate
Race Tracks Seek Partial Ban
National HBPA: Ban the Opposite of Safe

CD Announces Safety Initiatives

Alwaysmining Seeks Another Move Forward in Tesio

Churchill Special Training Hours Begin Saturday

Omaha Beach, Tacitus Arrive at Churchill Downs

Champions Day Salutes 100th Triple Crown Anniversary

Documenting CD Arrival Dates and Derby Jockeys

BloodHorse: Omaha Beach Good Buy After Sale RNA

Three More Derby Contenders Arrive at Churchil Downs

Omaha Beach Rises to Top of Kentucky Derby Poll

PPs from Brisnet
Kentucky Derby Horses in Points Order

Omaha Beach Won't Be Denied in Arkansas Derby

Owendale Rallies Wide in Stonestreet Lexington

Derby Future Wager Pool 4 Final Odds

Roadster Cruises to Santa Anita Derby Win

Tacitus Overcomes Adversity in Wood Memorial

Florida Derby Won by Unchallenged Maximum Security

Plus Que Parfait Turns It Around in UAE Derby

Derby Weekend Betting Contest for Heavy Hitters

Cutting Humor Wins Sunland Derby in Record Time

By My Standards Upsets Louisiana Derby

Kentucky Derby Picture Shifts With Wins of Long Range Toddy, Omaha Beach

Alwaysmining Still Always Winning

Tacitus Emerges in Tampa Bay Derby

Haikal Goes and Gets 'Em in Gotham

Somelikeithotbrown Ices Jeff Ruby Competition

Code of Honor Takes the Stage in Fountain of Youth

Link to the 115 Kentucky Oaks Nominations

Santa Anita Says Track 'One Hundred Percent'

Super Speed Southwest Shocker

War of Will Takes Fast Lane on Derby Road

Connections of Anothertwistafate Thinking Bigger Than Preakness

Alwaysmining Much the Best in Miracle Wood

2019 Triple Crown Nominations

2019 Triple Crown Nominations Facts and Trivia

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Workouts of Interest On and Off the Derby Road
On fast dirt unless noted

April 19, A Thread of Blue 50:85 Breezing 20/25 at PMM
April 19, Cutting Humor 59:58 Breezing 1/4 at PBD
April 19, Frolic More 49:20 Breezing sloppy 4/7 at CD
April 19, Haikal  47:59 Breezing 1/48 at BEL
April 19, Ian Glass 49:22 Breezing training track14/69 at BEL
April 19, Le General 50:01 Breezing 1/7 at AQ
April 19, Mucho Gusto 1.01:20 Handily 5/41 at SA
April 19, Opry 38:88 Breezing 5/5 at PBD
April 19, Spinoff 59:99 Breezing 3/4 at PBD
April 19, War of Will 1.00:20 Breezing muddy 1/9 at KEE

April 18, Bodexpress 48:60 Breezing 1/1 at GPW
April 18, Bulletin  49:60 Breezing 48/76 at KEE
April 18, Dessman 48:80 Handily 11/35 at SA
April 18, Intrepid Heart  49:78 Breezing 15/36 at BEL
April 18, Johny's Bobby 1.01:60 Breezing 11/15 at CD
April 18, King of Speed 49:60 Handily 19/35 at SA
April 18, Manny Wah 1.01:00 Breezing 9/15 at CD
April 18, Mo Speed 49:80 Breezing 5/14 at CAA
April 18, Outshine 49:78 Breezing training track 15/36 at BEL
April 18, Vantastic 48:60 Handily 8/35 at SA
April 18, Vekoma  50:20 Breezing 5/7 at PBD

April 17, Bourbon War 47:75 Breezing 2/22 at GP
April 17, Landofthepharaohs 48:80 Breezing 20/49 at KEE
April 17, Mucho 36:03 Breezing training track 1/16 at BEL
April 17, Rijeka  50:60 Handily training track 2/8 at SA
April 17, Whiskey Echo 1.01:40 Breezing 1/16 at LS

April 16, Instagrand 49:60 Handily 3/5 at LA
April 16, Ninth Street 49:00 Breezing 10/55 at LAD
April 16, Nitrous 1.01:40 Breezing 11/24 at OP
April 16, Wicked Indeed 1.00:60 Breezing 3/24 at OP

April 15, Cruel Intention  48:00 Handily 1/6 at LA
April 15, Limonite 1.01:40 Breezing 5/17 at CD
April 15, Night Ops 49:20 Breezing 9/31 at LA

Reported at 4:09 p.m. ET
April 14, King for a Day 49:70 Breezing 3/7 at PBD
April 14, Sombeyay  50:48 Breezing 4/7 at PBD
Reported at 7:49 p.m. ET
April 14, Growth Engine 49:60 Breezing 1/8 at PAY

April 14, Bankit 37:80 Breezing sloppy 1/5 at CD
April 14, Big Scott Daddy 1.02:00 Handily 23/51 at SA
April 14, Complexity 49:40 Breezing 1/35 at PMM
April 14, Garter and Tie 36:36 Breezing 9/45 at GP
April 14, Kingly  1.00:60 Handily 5/51 at SA
April 14, Market King 52:20 Breezing sloppy 3/3 at CD
April 14, More Ice 49:00 Handily training track 2/16 at SA

April 13, A Thread of Blue 49:60 Breezing 9/50 at PMM
April 13, Admiral Lynch 1.00:50 Breezing 2/7 at PMM
April 13, Alwaysmining 49:00 Breezing synthetic 3/19 at FAI
April 13, Fortin Hill  1.03:45 Breezing 6/7 at PMM
April 13, Magnificent McCool 1.00:80 Breezing 5/30 at CD
April 13, Maximum Security 54:85 Breezing 50/50 at PMM
April 13, Mr. Money  48:40 Breezing 14/62 at CD
April 13, Olympic Runner 48:60 Breezing 19/107 at KEE
April 13, Skywire 50:00 Breezing 75/107 at KEE
April 13, Sparky Ville 1.03:00 Handily 28/39 at SA
April 13, War of Will 59:00 Breezing gate 1/44 at KEE

April 12, Classy John 50:40 Breezing 55/77 at OP
April 12, Code of Honor 49:00 Breezing 9/27 at KEE
April 12, Cutting Humor 47:90 Breezing 1/15 at PBD
April 12, Federal Case  47:90 Breezing 1/15 at PBD
April 12, Hidden Scroll 49:60 Breezing 6/12 at PAY
April 12, Ian Glass 48:22 Breezing training track 7/74 at BEL
April 12, Seismic Jolt  38:63 Breezing 2/17 at ST
April 12, Seismic Wave 49:40 Breezing 3/12 at PAY
April 12, Spinoff 1.01:48 Breezing 3/4 at PBD

April 11, Bodexpress 1.01:20 Breezing 1/5 at GPW
April 11, By My Standards 48:80 Breezing 12/27 at CD
April 11, Sir Truebadour  1.00:80 Breezing 1/14 at EVD

April 10, Johny's Bobby 1.01:60 Breezing 3/13 at CD
April 10, Manny Wah  1.02:40 Breezing 10/13 at CD

April 9, Harvey Wallbanger 37:40 Breezing muddy 1/3 at KEE

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Downey's top pick on his Kentucky Derby subscription page won the Kentucky Derby for the fifth straight year in 2018. Justify was among the Downey Profile Top 4 horses, as were second finisher Good Magic and third finisher Audible. The final Kentucky Derby workout by Justify was impressive, and that helped lead Downey to pick him right on top. Good Magic was in Downey's second spot for the cold exacta.
1. JUSTIFY (first)
2. GOOD MAGIC (second)
3. MENDELSSOHN (twentieth)
4. HOFBURG (seventh)
5. AUDIBLE (third)
6. BOLT D'ORO (twelfth)

The Commish had the winner picked in the second slot. He told Downey his top Derby pick had never run last before this year, so he thinks there's plenty of upside potential going forward.
1. MENDELSSOHN (twentieth)
2. JUSTIFY (first)
3. VINO ROSSO (ninth)
4. MY BOY JACK (fifth)
5. AUDIBLE (third)


Downey picked the Kentucky Derby winner for his Kentucky Derby subscribers for the fourth straight year in 2017. Always Dreaming wasn't in the Downey Profile Top 4, but it was kind of a crazy year and Downey wasn't sold on the Top 4, Always Dreaming was the top Profile Buster Profile horse, and he put in a super-impressive final Derby workout. The selections underneath Always Dreaming weren't as strong as the comparable picks in 2015 and 2016.

2. CLASSIC EMPIRE (fourth)
3. IRISH WAR CRY (tenth)
4. MCCRAKEN (eighth)
5. IRAP (eighteenth)
6. GORMLEY (ninth)

The Commish picked the winner right on top for the third time in four years:
2. HENCE (eleventh)
3. STATE OF HONOR (nineteenth)
4. CLASSIC EMPIRE (fourth)
5. TAPWRIT (sixth)



Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2016 Kentucky Derby were:
1. NYQUIST (first)
2. EXAGGERATOR (second)
3. GUN RUNNER (third)
4. BRODY'S CAUSE (seventh)
5. OUTWORK (fourteenth)

For the first time, Downey put together a superfecta part wheel for subscribers. The cost for a $1 ticket was $88, and we were fortunate enough to see that bet hit and pay $542.10.

The Commish picked:
1. EXAGGERATOR (second)
2. NYQUIST (first)
3. MY MAN SAM (eleventh)
4. WHITMORE (nineteenth)
5. MO TOM (eighth)

The Commish stuck to his guns with Exaggerator in the Preakness, and he won the race.


Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2015 Kentucky Derby were:
2. DORTMUND (third)
3. FROSTED (fourth)
4. FIRING LINE (second)
5. DANZIG MOON (fifth)

The Commish picked:

2. DORTMUND (third)
3. FIRING LINE (second)
4. FROSTED (fourth)
5. CARPE DIEM (tenth)


Downey's selections on the Subscription Page for the 2014 Kentucky Derby were:
2. DANZA (third)
3. SAMRAAT (fifth)
4. INTENSE HOLIDAY (twelfth)
5. CHITU (ninth)
6. GENERAL A ROD (eleventh)

The Commish picked:
2. CANDY BOY (thirteenth)
4. DANZA (third)
5. CHITU (ninth)


The Downey Profile is a seasonal website launched in 2003 that's primarily focused on the run-up to the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown.

We cover other special events from time to time. In 2015, Dick Downey worked for The Louisville Courier-Journal alongside five-time Eclipse Award winner Jennie Rees during the newspaper's coverage of the Breeders' Cup. Downey worked Breeders' Cup again in 2017 for the newspaper. The Downey Profile has covered every race of the Kentucky Downs meet for several years.



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The Downey Profile® was awarded a Service Mark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2008. Renewed 2018.