Some of the top trainers in the Midwest are in an absolute tug of war for the Trainer’s Title at Ellis Park.  With just a couple of weeks left in this year’s annual summer meet, Brad Cox and Steve Asmussen are locked up in a stretch dual that may go down to the wire.

Here is a closer look at the standings after this weekend’s races:

1 Brad H. Cox 31 13 3 2 $340,346 42% 58%
2 Steven M. Asmussen 73 11 15 11 $330,418 15% 51%
3 Ian R. Wilkes 30 4 7 3 $169,229 13% 47%
4 Kenneth G. McPeek 28 5 5 3 $151,010 18% 46%
5 William H. Fires 27 5 3 2 $116,957 19% 37%
6 William B. Bradley 34 6 4 6 $116,058 18% 47%
7 Jack C. Van Berg 20 8 4 0 $114,685 40% 60%
8 Ron Moquett 30 4 6 4 $97,535 13% 47%
9 Dale L. Romans 26 3 2 3 $94,898 12% 31%
10 Gregory D. Foley 16 5 0 4 $85,051 31% 56%
11 Chris A. Hartman 14 4 3 1 $79,143 29% 57%
12 Bernard S. Flint 13 3 3 6 $71,500 23% 92%
13 Neil J. Howard 7 2 2 0 $70,330 29% 57%
14 Victoria H. Oliver 14 2 2 0 $69,545 14% 29%
15 Brendan P. Walsh 13 1 3 2 $62,018 8% 46%
16 George R. Arnold, II 11 2 0 2 $59,348 18% 36%
17 Michael J. Maker 16 3 2 1 $57,664 19% 38%
18 J. R. Caldwell 25 4 5 5 $57,135 16% 56%
19 Eddie Kenneally 11 2 0 0 $53,657 18% 18%
20 Joe Sharp 15 2 3 0 $52,341 13% 33%