The Kentucky Derby is not only the most prestigious race in the world but also one of the more challenging for its competitiors. Three-year-olds going farther than they ever have (1 1/4 miles) in front of more people in a race that everyone wants to win has a way of taking a special kind of horse to perform well. The Thomas Herding Technique helps identify which horses are up to the task (and just as important to Brisnet.com & TwinSpires.com players, which aren't). Founded by Kerry Thomas and supported by Pete Denk, THT has helped identify recent Kentucky Derby winners Animal Kingdom, I'll Have Another, and Orb while also pointing to last year's winner, California Chrome, as a key contender (THT's top pick, Danza, finished third). THT is also a full-service bloodstock agency. Visit its site to learn more about its services & read former Derby analysis.