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Kentucky Derby Leaderboard - March 24

Looking Good   Worth Watching   Just In Case

Selected Race Videos


UAE Derby: Provisional Entries, March 26 Barn Notes

Poll: Wide Open Kentucky Derby?

Florida Derby: Code of Honor Ready to Go

Cutting Humor Wins Sunland Derby in Record Time

By My Standards Gives Calhoun First Shot at Derby

By My Standards Upsets Louisiana Derby

Gray Attempt Gets Going Again in Gazebo

Gladiator King Leads All the Way in Hutcheson

Workouts Roll On for Florida Derby

New Page: Selected Race Videos

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

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

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

March 25, Code of Honor  48:40 Breezing 1/12 at PAY
March 25, Comedian 1.02:40 Breezing 5/8 at OP
March 25, Complexity 38:20 Breezing 3/4 at PMM
March 25, Jersey Agenda 50:20 Breezing 13/19 at OP
March 25, Laughing Fox 52:00 Breezing 15/19 at OP
March 25, Long Range Toddy 51:00 Breezing 14/19 at OP
March 25, Magnificent McCool 1.00:40 Breezing 1/4 at FG
March 25, Much Better 1.00:45 Breezing training track 1/9 at BEL
March 25, Not That Brady 1.03:03 Breezing 3/5 at AQ
March 25, Rijeka  49:20 Handily training track 1/19 at SA
March 25, Seismic Wave 50:00 Breezing 5/12 at PAY
March 25, Sombeyay  39:99 Breezing 10/10 at PBD
March 25, Tobacco Road 1.02:20 Breezing 2/4 at FG

Reported at 7:00 p.m. ET
Preamble  1.02:40 Breezing 5/9 at PAY
Sea of Hope 1.02:40 Breezing firm turf 3/5 at PAY

March 24, Combination 47:73 Breezing 3/93 at GP
March 24, Cornacchia  49:60 Breezing 18/52 at FG
March 24, Demarchelier 49:90 Breezing 28/52 at PMM
March 24, Fortin Hill 49:90 Breezing 28/52 at PMM
March 24, Fully Loaded  1.02:60 Breezing firm turf 18/20 at PMM
March 24, Galilean 47:80 Handily 2/12 at LRC
March 24, Gunmetal Gray 49:20 Handily 18/46 at SA
March 24, Instagrand 59:40 Handily 1/14 at LRC
March 24, Lucky Lee  1.14:40 Breezing 1/2 at PMM
March 24, Market King 1:04.40 Breezing 18/21 at OP
March 24, More Ice 1.14:80 Handily 9/21 at SA
March 24, Olympic Runner 1.00:20 Breezing good 1/21 at OP
March 24, Pole Setter 48:60 Breezing good 7/75 at OP

Reported at 10:10 p.m. ET
March 23, Hoffa's Union 48:80 Breezing 2/12 at CAA
March 23, Sir Winston 49:70 Breezing 5/12 at CAA
March 23, Skywire 49:70 Breezing 5/12 at CAA

March 23, A Thread of Blue  50:40 Breezing 56/91 at PMM
March 23, Admiral Lynch 49:80 Breezing 37/91 at PMM
March 23, Admire 1.03:06 Breezing 34/40 at GP
March 23, Avie's Flatter 48:65 Breezing firm turf 19/53 at PMM
March 23, Big Scott Daddy 50:20 Handily 30/48 at SA
March 23, Come On Gerry 1.02:66 Breezing 27/40 at GP
March 23, Dream Maker 48:40 Breezing 8/43 at FG
March 23, Everfast  1.01:96 Breezing 20/40 at GP
March 23, Frosted Ice 47:80 Breezing 11/97 at OP
March 23, Garter and Tie 1.02:22 Breezing 24/40 at GP
March 23, Harvey Wallbanger  47:10 Breezing 1/99 at GP
March 23, Henley's Joy 49:57 Breezing 49/99 at GP
March 23, Intrepid Heart 1.02:35 Breezing 7/14 at PBD
March 23, Mind Control 47:60 Breezing training track 2/30 at BEL
March 23, Night Ops  48:00 Breezing 14/97 at OP
March 23, Nolo Contesto 1.14:00 Handily 6/23 at SA
March 23, Onthewaytonevrland 59:60 Breezing synthetic 2/39 at TP
March 23, Outshine 48:39 Breezing 1/17 at PBD
March 23, Overdeliver 1.00:15 Breezing 1/14 at PBD
March 23, Owendale 59:60 Breezing 1/21 at FG
March 23, Philosophy 51:60 Breezing 38/43 at FG
March 23, Signalman  1.00:76 Breezing 7/40 at GP
March 23, Soldado 1.01:67 Breezing 5/14 at PBD
March 23, Somelikeithotbrown 1.00:20 Breezing synthetic 6/39 at TP
March 23, Sparky Ville  1.14:80 Handily 10/23 at SA
March 23, Union's Destiny 1.02:00 Breezing 1/13 at GPW
March 23, Vekoma 1.02:82 Breezing 10/14 at PBD
March 23, Whiskey Echo  1.01:02 Breezing 4/27 at HOU
March 23, Win Win Win 48:00 Breezing 1/14 at FAI

March 22, Bourbon War 49:88 Breezing 19/30 at GP
March 22, Call Paul 52:90 Breezing 62/63 at PMM
March 22, Country Singer 39:46 13/16 at GP
March 22, Current 48:88 Breezing 1/16 at PBD
March 22, Final Jeopardy 52:80 Breezing 59/63 at PMM
March 22, Hidden Scroll 1.02:40 Breezing 1/7 at PAY
March 22, Manny Wah 48:60 Breezing 8/19 at FG
March 22, Maximum Security 52:95 Breezing 63/63 at PMM
March 22, Mucho 49:00 Breezing 2/39 at PAY
March 22, So Alive  1.00:80 Breezing 1/2 at PBD
March 22, Tacitus  49:00 Breezing 2/39 at PAY

March 21, Bulletin 1.01:60 Breezing heavy 1/2 at PBD
March 21, King for a Day 50:55 Breezing 1/4 at GCF
March 21, Vantastic  1.01:80 Handily training track 1/7 at SA

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

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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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