“All five of the horses I profiled in my Kentucky Derby blog finished in the top five of the Derby,” says Calvin Carter, owner of Classic Champion Thoroughbreds and co-author of HORSE PROFILING: THE SECRET TO MOTIVATING EQUINE ATHLETES with TSB author Kerry Thomas, founder of the Thomas Herding Technique. “I cashed on the exacta and trifecta but narrowly missed the hitting the superfecta.”

You can read Calvin’s thoughts on his and Kerry’s Kentucky Derby analysis on his blog by clicking HERE.

Interestingly, while Calvin is a pedigree analyst who relies primarily on the horses’ bloodlines when determining performance potential, Kerry Thomas focuses on what he calls “Emotional Conformation”—his method of measuring a horse’s mental capacity to process external stimuli while in motion, amongst other things. Combining their perspectives in the book HORSE PROFILING provides readers a balanced look at how performance horses can be better bred and better prepared to attain their potential, whatever their intended discipline.

Kerry explained a little about his methods when he sat down with Kentucky Confidential during Derby Week—check out the interview:

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