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This weekend: "The First Saturday in May."

This weekend: “The First Saturday in May.”

 

On Saturday, May 3, 2014—“The First Saturday in May”—a field of three-year-old Thoroughbreds will thunder through a mile-and-a-quarter at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This will mark the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, a horse race that has been run every year since it was started in May of 1875.

For the past three years, Kerry Thomas—founder of the Thomas Herding Technique and a system of “Emotional Conformation” profiling for horses—and Calvin Carter, Thomas’ coauthor of the book HORSE PROFILING and owner of Classic Champion Thoroughbreds, a bloodstock consulting firm, have successfully named the winners of the Kentucky Derby using their unique systems of patterns-of-motion and pedigree analysis. This year, both Thomas and Carter again provide their insight into the equine athletes that will step on the track come Saturday. Here’s what you need to know:

TODAY, Wednesday, April 30, Kerry Thomas’ Patterns-of-Motion Analysis drops at Brisnet.com. Thomas picked Orb, I’ll Have Another, and Animal Kingdom all as Derby winners due to their unique Emotional Conformation and ability to manage space and sensory input around them (Thomas explains his theories and system in the book HORSE PROFILING—CLICK HERE to find out more). Be sure to visit Brisnet.com TODAY to get Kerry Thomas’ 2014 Kentucky Derby picks!

 

Click the image above to visit Brisnet.com and find Kerry Thomas' 2014 Derby Profiles.

Click the image above to visit Brisnet.com and find Kerry Thomas’ 2014 Derby Profiles.

 

Calvin Carter is a Thoroughbred pedigree expert and has used intensive analysis of pedigree, combined with his understanding of Emotional Conformation, to name Derby winners the past three years. He has devised his own Classic Champion Profile with a numerical score: the higher the score, the better a horse’s potential in classic competition. Carter will name his favorites in the 2014 field in his Classic Champion Thoroughbred blog. Carter’s blog will post after the Draw, which occurs at 5:21 p.m. today. CLICK HERE to visit Carter’s blog.

In addition, Carter will be interviewed on WAVE 3 TV by reporter John Boel, live from the Churchill Downs backside, on Thursday at 7:15 p.m., during the station’s broadcast of the Pegasus Parade in downtown Louisville. Carter will also appear on WHAS 11 TV’s “Great Day Live” with Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt on Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Thomas and Carter have been busy in the days running up to this coming weekend! Thomas was recently featured on TheRacingBiz.com, as well as in the winter issue of the international horse racing magazine Gallop. CLICK HERE to read the article on TheRacingBiz.com. Meanwhile, Carter spoke about HORSE PROFILING at two author events in Thoroughbred country.

 

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HORSE PROFILING by Kerry Thomas with Calvin Carter is available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

 

“[HORSE PROFILING] leaves you with no question as to why [Kerry Thomas’] work has been called ‘groundbreaking.'” –John Strassburger, Performance Editor, Horse Journal

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Kerry Thomas, author of HORSE PROFILING with Calvin Carter, will be signing books at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs on August 12, 2012.

Racing season has opened in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Kerry Thomas, creator of the Thomas Herding Technique (THT) and author of HORSE PROFILING: THE SECRET TO MOTIVATING EQUINE ATHLETES with Calvin Carter, is scheduled to be on site August 5 through August 12, 2012, and available to clients for Prepurchase Profiles during the Yearling Sales.

THT’s unique Yearling Evaluations measure: distance propensity, trainability, class, and temperament.

As Kerry and Calvin detail in their book HORSE PROFILING, “the mental capacity of the equine controls the physical output of the athlete.” The horse’s mind is the most undervalued and least understood aspect of judging sale yearlings. While your bloodstock agent can judge the horse’s physical conformation, Kerry will use THT to evaluate the horse’s mind. For inquiries, contact THT’s Director of Equine Services Pete Denk at (859) 699-7890 or peterdenk@yahoo.com.

On August 12, from 10 am to 1 pm, Kerry will sign books and answer questions at a special event featuring HORSE PROFILING at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, located across from the Saratoga Race Course. Be sure to make time to enjoy the museum and its exhibits, as well as learn more about Kerry’s techniques in person. Copies of HORSE PROFILING will be available for purchase at the event.

In related news, Kerry’s co-author, writer and Thoroughbred pedigree specialist Calvin Carter, was featured in Southern Indiana Current Magazine. You can read the interview with Calvin by clicking HERE and turning to page 11.

Calvin Carter, co-author of HORSE PROFILING, was featured in the July issue of Southern Indiana Current Magazine.

HORSE PROFILING, called “ingenious” and “long overdue” by reviewers, is available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY OF HORSE PROFILING TODAY

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“Last year’s Derby split into two herds and was a cleanly run race,” says TSB author Kerry Thomas in the KENTUCKY CONFIDENTIAL article, out this morning. “Animal Kingdom dominated from a herd dynamic standpoint. With so many high-level horses in this [2012] field, I would expect to see a lot more battles for space in this year’s edition.”

Kerry, author of the just released book HORSE PROFILING: THE SECRET TO MOTIVATING EQUINE ATHLETES, has offered his unique viewpoint as regards each of the horses slated to run in next Saturday’s Derby. Using his Thomas Herding Technique, a method of profiling performance horses developed from his own early research studying wild horse herds in Wyoming, Kerry studies the way horses react to multiple stimuli while in motion, in addition to other factors, and uses this information to determine whether the horse is well suited to perform optimally in a specific sport and/or a particular event—in this case, one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.

Check out Kerry’s profiles of this year’s Derby contenders by clicking HERE.

HORSE PROFILING: THE SECRET TO MOTIVATING EQUINE ATHLETES is available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE. Blog Bonus!! Enter the coupon code TSBBLOG15 at checkout and get 15% off your entire order!!

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Riders, breeders, and trainers of all disciplines are anticipating the release of HORSE PROFILING: THE SECRET TO MOTIVATING EQUINE ATHLETES by Kerry Thomas, a pioneer in the field of equine athletic psychology. The great news is, you can get a sneak peek at the material into which Kerry delves in the April issue of EQUUS Magazine, available wherever quality horse and riding magazines are sold.

Pick up your copy of EQUUS today and read about how the natural dynamics of the equine herd not only play a part in “who” your performance horse is, but find out how understanding the inner workings of the herd should affect the way in which you breed and train horses for optimal performance.

Kerry’s book is available for preorder now at the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

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Amanda Duckworth’s piece on Kerry Thomas and his Thomas Herding Technique in the December issue of The Florida Horse is a fantastic introduction to Kerry’s work and how he is applying it, with great success, in the Thoroughbred racing industry. We at Trafalgar Square Books see Kerry’s exciting ideas as groundbreaking in other major sport horse disciplines, including dressage, jumping, cutting, and reining.

Watch for Kerry’s first book, HORSE PROFILING: THE SECRET TO MOTIVATING EQUINE ATHLETES, due to be released in Spring 2012 and available for preorder on the TSB online bookstore NOW.

And check out the article about Kerry and THT beginning on p. 51 of this month’s issue of The Florida Horse (CLICK HERE).

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