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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®




The Downey Profile is a seasonal website
specializing in the Kentucky Derby


2020 SUBSCRIBERS: Kentucky Derby Subscription: Segment 8 NOTES Are Posted Analyzing the Florida Derby. Downey Profile Rankings Are Updated Through The Florida Derby

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Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard Updated March 28




Please Refer To our Looking Good and Worth Watching pages for updates on horses of interest to you. Feel free to contact us if you don't see your horse

Sunday: "He's doing great this morning. He's very happy. He takes life easy," said Barclay Tagg of Tiz the Law.

Triple Crown Late Nominations Extended

Tiz the Law Coasts to Florida Derby Victory


Saturday: If's official now, Aqueduct will be converted to a temporary overflow hospital, and NYRA will conduct racing next at Belmont Park. There will be no Wood Memorial in April.

Friday: Per instructions received from the LA County Health Department, Santa Anita Park is closed for live racing effective immediately. “We look forward to the return of live racing at Santa Anita as soon as approval is received from local regulators,” the track said in a release.

Florida Derby PP's from Brisnet

Wells Bayou Leads Them Home at Fair Grounds

Friday: Arkansas Derby moved to May 2.

Thursday: KHRC approves Churchill to run Sept. 1-5; Kentucky Downs to swap Sept. 2 for Sept. 16, thus preserving six dates; Ellis Park to end meet a week early, possibly add makeup dates.

Conference Call on Derby-Oaks Dates Short on Details

Keeneland Cancels Spring Meeting

'I Can't Believe That The Time Has Arrived'

Nadal Takes On All Comers To Win Rebel

Video: Rebel Stakes: stretch run, Bob Baffert assistant Jimmy Barnes, Joel Rosario, Tyler Baze

Charlatan Romps First Time At Two Turns

Field Pass Gets Up In Jeff Ruby

Authentic, King Guillermo, Mischevious Alex Win Derby Points Races

Derby Future Wager Pool 3

Ete Indien Waves Goodbye to FOY Field

Derby Week Stakes Lineup & Miscellaneous Derby

Sample Kentucky Derby Subscription Page

Dosage In Chaos

Looking Back on 17 Years of TDP

Some Changes At The Downey Profile

TDP Overview and Construction; Subscriptions

The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations

Facts and Figures About The Early 2020 Triple Crown Nominations

Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby

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On fast dirt unless noted

March 29
Attachment Rate 1.00:36 Breezing 3/20 GP
Gold Street  1.01:00 Breezing good 3/19 OP
Silver Prospector  1.02:60 Breezing good 8/19 OP

March 28
Anneau d'Or 1.13:00 Handily 4/10 SA
Answer In 48:40 Breezing 16/83 OP
Azul Coast 1.12:60 Handily 2/10 SA
Blackberry Wine  48:00 Breezing 7/83 OP
Charlatan 48:00 Handily 9/66 SA
Digitial 59:20 Breezing 1/29 FG
Farmington Road  50:08 Breezing 13/17 PBD
Fast Enough 1.01:80 Handily 45/67 SA
Finnick the Fierce 1.01:60 Breezing 3/7 TTC
Honor A. P.1.00:20 Handily 11/67 SA
Palm Springs  48:66 Breezing 2/17 PBD
Relentless Dancer 1.00:94 Breezing 2/12 GP
Something Natural 48:60 Breezing 15/47 KEE
Storm the Court 49:60 Handily 39/66 SA
Texas Swing 1.00:98 Breezing 1/6 PBD
Thousand Words  1.25:60 Handily 1/1 SA

March 27
Great Power  50:40 Handily 17/20 SA
Spa City 49:20 Breezing 11/25 KEE
Taishan 49:80 Breezing 38/64 OP
Villainous 49:40 Breezing 29/64 OP

March 26
Background 50:00 Breezing 44/66 OP
Ready Reward  1.00:00 Handily 3/46 SA
Scabbard 48:20 Breezing 4/25 KEE
Winning Impression  48:20 Breezing 12/66 OP

March 25
Ete Indien 48:40 Breezing 1/6 GP
Montauk Traffic 1.14:33 Breezing training track 1/1 BEL

March 23
Basin 52:40 Breezing muddy 12/16 OP
Shoplifted 1.01:40 Breezing muddy 2/5 OP

March 22
Disc Jockey  1.00:49 Breezing 8/23 GP
Eight Rings 1.11:00 Handily 1/19 SA
Gold Street 1.01:20 Breezing sloppy 4/15 OP
Honor A. P. 1.00:00 Handily 16/97 SA
Independence Hall 48:31 Breezing 7/67 GP
Letmeno  48:45 Breezing firm turf 17/51 PMM
Thouasand Words 1.00:20 Handily 18/97 SA
Tiz the Law 1.02:65 Breezing 4/5 PMM

March 21
Anneau d'Or  1.12:20 Handily synthetic 1/10 GG
Answer In 48:40 Breezing25/159 OP
Attachment Rate 1.00:61 Breezing 8/36 GP
Candy Tycoon 49:04 Breezing 3/20 PBD
Fast Enough  1.15:20 Handily 1/3 SA
Gouverneru Morris 1.01:65 Breezing 3/12 PBD
Mischevious Alex  50:40 Breezing 29/51 PMM
Mister Candy Ride 1.02:25 Breezing 24/36 GP
Relentless Dancer 47:12 Breezing 1/89 GP
Soros 48:60 Breezing 10/36 GPW
Storm the Court 49:00 Handily 12/29
Texas Swing  49:04 Breezing 3/20 PBD

March 20
Ajaaweed 49:70 Breezing 8/26 PMM
As Seen on Tv 49:05 Breezing 5/26 PMM

March 19
Americanus 1:00.78 Breezing 1/1 GP
Green Light Go 49:05 Breezing 1/14 PMM
South Bend 50:65 Breezing 11/14 PMM
March 18
Max Player  1.27:20 Breezing training track 1/1 BEL
Ready Reward 1.00:00 Handily 2/27 SA

March 16
Azul Coast 1.02:20 Handily 55/114 SA
Chestertown 51:20 Breezing 21/29 FG
Eight Rings 1.02:80 Handily 75/114 SA
Ete Indien 1.23:20 Breezing firm turf 1/4 PMM
Fast Enough 48:40 Handily 9/203 SA
High Velocity 48:40 Handily 9/203 SA
Honor A. P. 49:40 Handily 62/203 SA
Modernist 1.02:00 Breezing 1/6 PAY
Shoplifted 52:00 Breezing sloppy 2/4 OP
Shotski 50:20 Breezing 6/9 GP
Silver State 51:20 Breezing 21/29 FG
Tizamagician  1.26:60 Handily 1/2 SA

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Downey's top pick on his Kentucky Derby subscription page won the Kentucky Derby in 2019. It was the sixth straight year his top pick won, and Maximum Security was among The Downey Profile's Top 4 horses, as was Tacitus. Four of Downey's top five picks finished in the top five.
1. MAXIMUM SECURITY (first - DQ'd by stewards to 17th)
2. TACITUS (fourth, moved up to third)
3. IMPROBABLE (fifth, moved up to fourth
4. VEKOMA (thirteenth, moved up to twelfth)
5. CODE OF HONOR (third, moved up to second)

The Commish had four of the top six finishers in his picks.
1. TACITUS (fourth, moved up to third)
2. IMPROBABLE (fifth, moved up to fourth)
3. GAME WINNER (sixth, moved up to fifth)
4. VEKOMA (thirteenth, moved up to twelfth)
5.  MAXIMUM SECURITY (first - DQ'd by stewards to 17th)


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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