(Jockey Corey Lanerie / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

It took a little longer than some may have expected. It took a little longer than maybe even the riders, themselves, have come to expect, as well.

But the world of Churchill Downs racing can rest a little easier this Sunday night. The world is close to being back on its’ regular axis.

After all, perennial riding champ Corey Lanerie has moved ahead in the one significant category in the current Jockey Standings, and now is just one — a single win away — from joining Julien Leparoux at the top of the Louisville riding standings once again.

After Sunday’s races were counted and approved, Leparoux — who won 6 races in the first two days and jumped to a quick lead — is just one win in front of both Lanerie and friend Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. in the September meet race.

Leparoux has 8 wins, while Lanerie and Hernandez stand tied at second with 7 wins apiece.

Lanerie, on the other hand, leads in the “Purses Won” category, with $496,123 earned through the first two weeks.

Here’s a closer look at the September Meet:

1 Corey J. Lanerie 49 7 6 4 $496,123 14% 17 35%
2 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 41 7 4 6 $466,092 17% 17 41%
3 Julien R. Leparoux 31 8 2 2 $460,425 26% 12 39%
4 Miguel Mena 43 6 5 7 $346,365 14% 18 42%
5 James Graham 41 5 6 5 $319,074 12% 16 39%
6 Florent Geroux 23 4 6 5 $301,681 17% 15 65%
7 Tyler Gaffalione 22 3 8 2 $275,672 14% 13 59%
8 Shaun Bridgmohan 12 1 5 2 $197,324 8% 8 67%
9 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 28 3 2 1 $181,439 11% 6 21%
10 Jose L. Ortiz 14 2 3 1 $162,362 14% 6 43%
11 Declan Carroll 31 2 4 2 $138,764 6% 8 26%
12 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 5 1 0 0 $132,488 20% 1 20%
13 Tyler Baze 32 1 3 5 $130,452 3% 9 28%
14 Calvin H. Borel 15 2 0 1 $128,945 13% 3 20%
15 Abel Cedillo 1 1 0 0 $120,280 100% 1 100%
16 Chris Landeros 12 2 1 0 $105,606 17% 3 25%
17 Channing Hill 15 2 1 2 $102,866 13% 5 33%
18 Martin Chuan 6 2 0 0 $98,807 33% 2 33%
19 Adam Beschizza 23 2 1 3 $91,743 9% 6 26%
20 Gabriel Saez 14 1 0 2 $89,377 7% 3 21%
21 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 12 2 0 1 $88,816 17% 3 25%
22 Declan Cannon 19 0 2 4 $81,606 0% 6 32%
23 Jon Kenton Court 22 2 1 0 $79,316 9% 3 14%
24 Edgar Morales 28 1 0 2 $69,651 4% 3 11%
25 Jesus Lopez Castanon 8 1 3 0 $54,610 13% 4 50%