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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

How The Downey Profile Fared in the Triple Crown Series


By Dick Downey

Subscribers know this already, and for others who are interested, here's how The Downey Profile played out in the 2012 Triple Crown.

Our bedrock product is The Downey Profile, in which we attempt to narrow down the Kentucky Derby contenders to four runners, thus eliminating 80% of the field. Going into 2012, 27 of the last 39 Kentucky Derby winners were produced from The Downey Profile Top 4.

We also annually feature the Profile Buster Profile on the Subscription Page. This is a back-up profile produced by using a group of factors held in common by horses that have beaten The Downey Profile in the Kentucky Derby. The Profile Buster Profile has produced some winners since we started using it a few years ago. Before this year, the most recent such winner was Super Saver in 2010.

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. Downey Profile Top 4 horse Creative Cause was third -- and our Preakness selection.

Union Rags, a Downey Profile Top 4 horse, won the Belmont Stakes. He was our top pick in both the Derby and Belmont Stakes. We also had Paynter and Atigun in our Belmont selections.

We are pleased that the work continues to show merit. Thank you for reading our pages, and to our Subscribers, a special thank you.

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