Corey Lanerie has made a home in Louisville. And, why not?  He has made a home at the top of the rider standings at Churchill Downs since, well, ever since the days of Hall of Famer Pat Day hung up his tack, it seems.

And, this Fall is no different. Going into Wednesday’s race card, Lanerie is a furlong in front and not looking back in his search for his next riding title at the historic track under the Twin Spires. So far through this meeting, the talented jockey has made his way to the winner’s circle 20 times in his first 83 mounts, with an additional 9 seconds and 11 thirds. Along the way, Lanerie’s mounts have also earned over $786,000 in purses.

Those impressive numbers add up to a win percentage of .24%, and a .48% clip in the money.  But the most impressive thing is that margin that Lanerie has built up in the race for the leading rider crown.

Just figure:

The second leading rider at the meet is Ricardo Santana, Jr., who rides first saddle for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, who just so happens to be the leading trainer here, as well.  But Santana has just 10 wins, half of the number compiled by Lanerie. Santana has another 10 seconds and 10 thirds, and has earned $471,427 in purses.

Next on the list is the hot-riding Julien Leparoux, who has been on a tear since arriving back in Kentucky from a summer at Saratoga. Leparoux, who spent several days at Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup, has put up 6 wins, 4 seconds and 7 thirds in just 31 rides and has earned $284,977 in purses.

Another rider having a solid meet is journeyman Miguel Mena, who normally gets the top riders from trainer Tom Amoss. Mena has 8 wins, 6 seconds and 4 thirds in 43 mounts and has tallied $281,300 in purses.

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

1 Corey J. Lanerie 83 20 9 11 $786,586 24% 40 48%
2 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 59 10 10 10 $471,427 17% 30 51%
3 Julien R. Leparoux 31 6 4 7 $284,977 19% 17 55%
4 Miguel Mena 43 8 6 4 $281,300 19% 18 42%
5 Channing Hill 21 5 1 3 $268,344 24% 9 43%
6 Chris Landeros 30 5 1 5 $238,666 17% 11 37%
7 Florent Geroux 34 3 6 4 $236,373 9% 13 38%
8 Alex L. Canchari 44 5 3 5 $219,449 11% 13 30%
9 Jon Kenton Court 54 6 8 4 $207,465 11% 18 33%
10 Robby Albarado 35 4 6 4 $199,792 11% 14 40%
11 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 32 5 6 2 $198,172 16% 13 41%
12 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 34 4 6 2 $187,473 12% 12 35%
13 Shaun Bridgmohan 17 3 2 3 $117,777 18% 8 47%
14 Gabriel Saez 33 2 6 5 $112,960 6% 13 39%
15 Alonso Quinonez 22 4 3 4 $108,321 18% 11 50%
16 James Graham 31 1 5 6 $106,177 3% 12 39%
17 Calvin H. Borel 25 3 4 1 $89,399 12% 8 32%
18 Francisco C. Torres 37 2 1 8 $77,956 5% 11 30%
19 Rayan Gazader 27 2 1 4 $68,705 7% 7 26%
20 Edgar Morales 32 2 4 2 $67,001 6% 8 25%
21 Ty Kennedy 14 3 0 1 $64,393 21% 4 29%
22 Jack Gilligan 22 1 3 2 $55,911 5% 6 27%
23 John McKee 10 1 0 0 $38,575 10% 1 10%
24 Dean A. Sarvis 17 1 1 1 $32,497 6% 3 18%
25 Thomas L. Pompell 21 1 2 1 $30,820 5% 4 19%