*The Downey Profile  
    *Race Video  
    *Looking Good  
    *Worth Watching  
    *Just In Case  
    *Dick's Picks History  
    *The Commish History  
    *Derby Future Wager  
    *Derby Road / Points  
    *Triple Crown Nominations  
    *Racing News / Search  
    *Miscellaneous Derby  
    *Derby 144 Recap  
    *Preakness 143 Recap  
    *Belmont 150 Recap  
    *Forward to A Friend  
    *Privacy Policy/Cookie Policy/Terms of Service - Updated 5/25/18  

Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®



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

Read about The Downey Profile and Our Subscriptions

SUBSCRIBER NOTICE MONDAY: Added one horse, deleted a dozen from The Downey Profile Rankings on the Kentucky Derby Subscription Page. SUNDAY: Post-race analyses and fractional times for the best finishers of the Rebel divisions and Private Terms Stakes are posted on the Kentucky Derby Subscription Page.

In 2019, we have two Subscription Pages: (1) The tried and true Kentucky Derby Subscription, which include the Preakness and Belmont Stakes at no extra charge, and (2) The Derby Trail Subscription Page. For fuller descriptions, please click either of the two links immediately below.  Further, you may read in detail about The Downey Profile here. The Downey Profile® Was Awarded A Service Mark in 2008 by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. Renewed in 2018.

Three Ways to Order Our Subscription Pages
1. Via Credit Card on Our Site
2. Via PayPal Account or with Credit Card at Paypal
3. Send an email to [email protected] and we'll make arrangements.

Trouble with your username or password? Contact us at [email protected]

Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard

Looking Good   Worth Watching   Just In Case

Selected Race Videos


New Page: Selected Race Videos

Pletcher Hopes for Lift Off with Spinoff

War Of Will Seeks to Extend Streak in Louisiana Derby

Heads Up: UAE Derby probable field, per Dubai Racing Club: Divine Image, Derma Louvre, Estihdaaf, Golden Jaguar, Gray Magician, Grecko, Jahbath, Manguzi, Plus Que Parfait, Stubbins, Superior, Swift Rose, Van Beethoven, Walking Thunder

Louisiana Derby: 1 Roiland 12-1; 2 Lemniscate 15-1; 3 Limonite 20-1; 4 Sueno 8-1; 5 By My Standards 12-1; 6 War of Will 6-5; 7 Mr. Money 20-1; 8 Country House 9-2; 9 Bankit 20-1; 10 Spinoff 8-1; 11 Hog Creek Hustle 12-1

Sunland Derby: 1 Mucho Gusto 8-5; 2 Anothertwistafate 3-1; 3 Hustle Up 5-1; 4 Wicked Indeed 6-1; 5 Cutting Humor 8-1; 6 Walker Stalker 15-1; 7 Pasamonte Man 20-1; 8 Collusionist 25-1; 9 Diamond Blitz 25-1; 10 Eye Cloud 30-1

HRN Kentucky Derby Poll: March 18

Rebel Winners Well on Sunday

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

Alwaysmining Still Always Winning

Code of Honor, Harvey Wallbanger, Signalman Breeze

War of Will Marches On

Hidden Scroll, Bourbon War Work in Florida

Hoffa's Union Bought, Pointed to Florida Derby

McLaughlin Counting Up the Furlongs for Haikal

Mott: 'He's A Big, Tough Horse'

Tacitus Emerges in Tampa Bay Derby

Haikal Goes and Gets 'Em in Gotham

Somelikeithotbrown Ices Jeff Ruby Competition

Al Bastakiya Winner Divine Image Could Be Oaks-Bound

Jahbath, Playa del Puente Win Euro-Road Points Races

Code of Honor Takes the Stage in Fountain of Youth

Stubbins Dominates Foes in Pasadena Stakes

Marquee Prince Extends Stakes Success in Black Gold

A Thread of Blue Best in Palm Beach Stakes

Link to the 115 Kentucky Oaks Nominations

Santa Anita Says Track 'One Hundred Percent'

Hustle Up Holds Off Wicked Indeed in Mine That Bird

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

Continue to More Workouts

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

March 20, Wicked Indeed 38:43 Breezing 5/9 at HOU

March 19, King of Speed 1.01:00 Handily 13/63 at SA
March 19, Kingly 49:20 Handily 11/36 at SA
March 19, Much Better 47:55 Breezing 1/31 at BEL
March 19, Rijeka 51:20 Handily training track 22/26 at SA
March 19, Roadster 1.01:80 Handily 31/63 at SA
March 19, Spectacular Gem 50:20 Breezing 10/15 at FG

March 18, Bankit 50:20 Breezing 47/66 at FG
March 18, Epic Dreamer  1.01:80 Breezing 1/5 at PMM
March 18, Instagrand 49:20 Handily 4/5 at LRC
March 18, Limonite 50:00 Breezing 43/66 at FG
March 18, Magnificent McCool 1.01:00 Breezing 12/22 at FG
March 18, Mucho Gusto 1.13:60 Handily 2/11 at SA
March 18, Nitrous  38:40 Breezing 10/12 at FG
March 18, Rubin Hurricane 1.01:00 Breezing 12/22 at FG
March 18, Seismic Wave 51:20 Breezing 23/27 at PAY
March 18, Shang  50:20 Breezing 47/66 at FG
March 18, Topper T 37:80 Breezing 1/1 at PAY

Reported at 11:20 pm ET
March 17, Country House 49:60 Breezing 2/15 at PAY
March 17, Preamble 1.02:00 Breezing 5/7 at PAY

March 17, Anothertwistafate 1.14:00 Handily 2/11 at GG
March 17, Archidust 58:70 Breezing firm turf 6/11 at PMM
March 17, Award Winner  48:20 Breezing firm turf 16/35 at PMM
March 17, Chase the Ghost 49:00 Breezing 38/121 at FG
March 17, Combination 50:46 Breezing good 37/63 at GP
March 17, Complexity  38:25 Breezing 8/15 at PMM
March 17, Copper King 50:00 Breezing 71/121 at FG
March 17, Fortin Hill  50:20 Breezing 24/42 at PMM
March 17, Frolic More 48:40 Breezing 10/121 at FG
March 17, Fully Loaded  50:05 Breezing good 28/63 at GP
March 17, Gun It 1.01:00 Breezing 8/53 at FG
March 17, Hog Creek Hustle  59:60 Breezing 2/53 at FG
March 17, Intrepid Heart  49:51 Breezing 8/15 at PBD
March 17, Owendale 49:00 Breezing 38/121 at FG
March 17, Pole Setter 1.00:80 Breezing 8/41 at OP

Reported at 7:00 pm ET
March 16, Code of Honor 1.01:00 Breezing 1/6 at PAY
March 16, Front Run the Fed 49:00 Breezing 1/29 at PAY
March 16, Growth Engine 1.02:40 Breezing 4/6 at PAY

March 16, Come On Gerry  49:96 Breezing 31/93 at GP
March 16, Current 48:89 Breezing 6/19 at PBD
March 16, Cutting Humor 48:89 Breezing 6/19 at PBD
March 16, Federal Case 48:04 Breezing 1/19 at PBD
March 16, Gray Attempt 1.01:40 Breezing 18/39 at OP
March 16, Gray Magician  1.37:80 Handily 1/1 at SLR
March 16, Harvey Wallbanger 59:66 Breezing 4/54 at GP
March 16, Henley's Joy 1.01:92 Breezing 23/54 at GP
March 16, Mr. Money 49:20 Breezing sloppy 7/32 at FG
March 16, Nolo Contesto 1.01:40 Handily 12/43 at SA
March 16, Overdeliver  1.01:07 Breezing 3/4 at PBD
March 16, Plus Que Parfait 1.01:05 Breezing 4/16 at PMM
March 16, Signalman 59:46 Breezing 1/54 at GP
March 16, Soldado 48:81 Breezing 4/19 at PBD
March 16, Sparky Ville 1.00:60 Handily 1/43 at SA
March 16, Spinoff 1.00:59 Breezing 1/4 at PBD
March 16, Standard Deviation 50:10 Breezing 51/101 at PMM
March 16, Sueno 1.12:40 Handily 1/6 at SLR
March 16, Tax 49:60 Breezing training track 85/110 at BEL
March 16, Union's Destiny 48:80 Breezing 1/9 at GPW

March 15, Admiral Lynch 48:00 Breezing 1/36 at PMM
March 15, Bourbon War 50:50 Breezing 29/33 at GP
March 15, Cornacchia 48:20 Breezing 6/31 at FG
March 15, Hidden Scroll  50:20 Breezing 12/26 at PAY
March 15, Le General 50:98 Breezing 3/8 at AQ
March 15, Mucho 36:00 Breezing 1/4 at PAY
March 15, Olympic Runner 49:00 Breezing 5/36 at OP
March 15, Philosophy 50:00 Breezing 21/31 at FG
March 15, So Alive 1:01.59 Breezing 1/6 at PBD
March 15, Stubbins 1.00:80 Handily 4/19 at SLR
March 15, Vekoma 49.76 Breezing 7/18 at PBD
March 15, War of Will  47:60 Breezing 3/31 at FG

Continue to More Workouts

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.



© 2003-2019 Dick Downey dba The Downey Profile

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