(Brad Cox leads the Trainer’s Standings at the Fair Grounds with just 4 race days remaining)

It has all come down to this.

After starting this marathon race meeting back in November, and back before the Thanksgiving turkey was even cooked and carved, the finish line is now clearly in sight. The end of the Fair Grounds meeting is set for this Saturday — March 31. Only 4 race days remain. About 36 or 37 races left to go. That’s it. That’s all.

But the sprint for the Trainer’s Title is likely to go down to the finish line.

After Sunday’s races were concluded, Brad Cox, the Louisvillian who has led the trainer standings for much of this meet, continues to hold onto a slim and slippery 3-win margin over Lexington’s own Joe Sharp. When all is said and done; written and edited this may be one of the most exciting finishes of the entire meet.

Going into the final week of action, Cox has 49 wins, 24 seconds and 20 thirds in 170 starts at the Fair Grounds. His chief adversary has 46 wins, 27 seconds and 25 thirds in 187 mounts. And, the race is on.

In terms of purses won, though, Cox seems to have an insurmountable lead in that category. So far this meeting, his horses have earned over $1.560 million in purses. Tom Amoss, a regular in these Louisiana Purchase parts, holds down the second spot with $1.119 million. Sharp is third with over $1.031 million.

Here is a closer look at the Top 25 trainers this meet:

1 Brad H. Cox 170 49 24 20 $1,560,105 29% 55%
2 Thomas M. Amoss 121 35 20 15 $1,119,400 29% 58%
3 Joe Sharp 187 46 27 25 $1,031,355 25% 52%
4 Albert M. Stall, Jr. 124 28 21 12 $975,706 23% 49%
5 Michael Stidham 120 22 13 17 $973,360 18% 43%
6 W. Bret Calhoun 154 27 23 16 $865,535 18% 43%
7 Steven M. Asmussen 152 19 25 21 $807,770 13% 43%
8 Mark E. Casse 90 18 13 6 $688,180 20% 41%
9 Todd A. Pletcher 3 1 0 1 $650,000 33% 67%
10 Ron Faucheux 95 16 21 9 $465,920 17% 48%
11 Dallas Stewart 57 6 9 8 $404,716 11% 40%
12 Michael J. Maker 63 10 9 7 $393,550 16% 41%
13 Brendan P. Walsh 63 6 10 12 $384,780 10% 44%
14 Karl Broberg 121 18 12 15 $380,657 15% 37%
15 Steve Margolis 49 11 6 10 $325,850 22% 55%
16 Bernard S. Flint 64 12 8 6 $302,740 19% 41%
17 Sam B. David, Jr. 60 16 12 6 $300,510 27% 57%
18 Neil J. Howard 56 9 7 10 $294,960 16% 46%
19 Hugh H. Robertson 56 10 12 6 $282,940 18% 50%
20 Scott Gelner 75 9 11 12 $264,180 12% 43%
21 Kenneth G. McPeek 37 2 3 8 $257,680 5% 35%
22 D. Wayne Lukas 2 1 0 0 $250,000 50% 50%
23 Edward J. Johnston 57 9 4 8 $249,165 16% 37%
24 William I. Mott 4 1 0 0 $245,000 25% 25%
25 Howard Alonzo 79 9 5 7 $235,430 11% 27%