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Latest Louisiana Derby Probables


Based on Racing Office updates, published news reports and interviews with horsemen. LouisianaDerby nominations close Saturday. Entries to be drawn March 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fair Grounds paddock.


Horse, alphabetically (with trainer, jockey when known and “Road to the Kentucky Derby” qualifying points)

Career record, earnings; best efforts; most recent start listed last


Channel Isle (Wayne Lukas, Jon Court, 1)

8-2-1-1, $100,650; Won Jan. 26 entry-level allowance at Oaklawn; 4th, Southwest (GIII)


Code West (Bob Baffert, Martin Garcia, 20)

6-1-3-2, $146,000; 2nd, Feb. 23 Risen Star S. (GII) at FG, by a nose


Departing (Al Stall Jr., Brian Hernandez Jr., 0-not Triple Crown nominated)

3-3-0-0, $78,000; Undefeated, won MSW, Alw at FG; Won March 2 $50,000 Texas Heritage S. at Hou


Golden Soul (Dallas Stewart, Calvin Borel, 4)

4-1-2-0, $77,400; 2nd, Jan. 19 Lecomte S. (GIII) at FG; 6th, Feb. 23 Risen Star S. (GII) at FG


Ground Transport (Michael Stidham, Mark Guidry, 0)

2-2-0-0, $55,800; Won Jan. 19 MSW and Feb. 23 Alw at FG


Hip Four Sixtynine (Bobby Barnett, Jamie Theriot, 0-not Triple Crown nominated)

7-1-2-0, $46,410; Won Feb. 23 MSW at FG


Mylute (Tom Amoss, Shaun Bridgmohan, 2)

8-2-2-2, $217,695; 2nd, Jean Lafitte S. and 3rd, Delta Jackpot (GIII) at DeD; 7th, Feb. 23 Risen Star S. (GII) at FG


Nina’s Dragon (Lloyd Mason, Julien Couton, 4-unranked, not Triple Crown nominated)

4-1-1-2, $69,690; 2nd, Feb. 16 El Camino Real Derby (GIII) at GG


Palace Malice (Todd Pletcher, Edgar Prado, 10)

4-1-2-1, $111,135; 3rd, Feb. 23 Risen Star S. (GII) at FG


Proud Strike (Steve Asmussen, 0)

4-1-1-1, $40,180; Won Jan. 12 MSW at FG by 7 ½ lengths; 8th, Feb. 23 Risen Star S. (GII) at FG


Revolutionary (Todd Pletcher, Javier Castellano, 10)

5-2-1-2, $188,500; Won Dec. 28 MSW at Aqu by 8 ½ lengths; Won Feb. 2 Withers (GIII) at Aqu


Sunbean (Al Stall Jr., Colby Hernandez, 0-not Triple Crown nominated)

4-3-1-0, $131,769; Won Dec. 31 La. Futurity, Feb. 1 Alw, Feb. 23 Gentilly S. at FG, all against fellow La.-breds


Tiz a Minister(Paul Aguirre, 10)

10-2-4-2, $282,780; Won restricted Jan. 26 California Breeders Champion S. at SA; 3rd, San Felipe (GII) at SA



  • Lecomte runner-up Golden Soul is among those known to be pointing to the 100th Louisiana Derby.