They say it can be lonely at the top.  Corey Lanerie doesn’t think so.  The top rider in the entire Midwest — and one of the best in the nation — sits chilly at the top of the rider standings at the current Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet. And, all by himself. Again.

Lanerie, who customarily commands the top spot in the Jockey Standings at the Louisville track, has raced out to a commanding lead for this Fall’s title already. After just 43 mounts, Lanerie has found his way to the finish line first and the winner’s circle on 13 occasions. He has added another 5 seconds and 4 thirds, as well.

Those gaudy numbers add up to a win percentage of .30 and his mounts have hit the board .51% of the time. And, Lanerie’s rides have already accounted for over $550,000 in purses earned.

The second leading rider in terms of wins is held by the trio of Richardo Santana, Jon Court and Miguel Mena, all of whom have amassed 5 wins each.  Santana, who normally rides first saddle for the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen, has 5 wins, 8 seconds and 5 thirds in 36 mounts, and has earned $295,822 in purses. Court, who is the son-in-law of veteran trainer Jinks Fires, has 5 wins, 5 seconds and 2 thirds in 33 rides with purses earned of $154,016.  Miguel Mena, who is normally the top choice of trainer Tom Amoss, has strung together 5 wins, 2 seconds and a third in 24 rides, worth $131,159 in purses earned.

But they all are way behind the hot-riding Lanerie. Per normal. Here’s a closer look at the top 25 in the current rider standings:

1 Corey J. Lanerie 43 13 5 4 $550,579 30% 22 51%
2 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 36 5 8 5 $295,822 14% 18 50%
3 Channing Hill 16 3 1 2 $211,509 19% 6 38%
4 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 24 3 5 1 $157,174 13% 9 38%
5 Jon Kenton Court 33 5 5 2 $154,016 15% 12 36%
6 Miguel Mena 24 5 2 1 $131,159 21% 8 33%
7 Chris Landeros 16 3 0 2 $127,070 19% 5 31%
8 Florent Geroux 12 2 2 0 $117,680 17% 4 33%
9 James Graham 31 1 5 6 $106,177 3% 12 39%
10 Alex L. Canchari 27 2 3 4 $89,066 7% 9 33%
11 Alonso Quinonez 11 3 1 4 $87,317 27% 8 73%
12 Gabriel Saez 22 2 2 5 $75,490 9% 9 41%
13 Robby Albarado 9 1 1 1 $62,363 11% 3 33%
14 Shaun Bridgmohan 13 1 1 2 $50,877 8% 4 31%
15 Francisco C. Torres 22 2 0 3 $49,220 9% 5 23%
16 Julien R. Leparoux 12 0 1 4 $48,472 0% 5 42%
17 Calvin H. Borel 16 2 2 0 $43,645 13% 4 25%
18 Ty Kennedy 7 1 0 0 $38,380 14% 1 14%
19 John McKee 2 1 0 0 $36,125 50% 1 50%
20 Edgar Morales 13 1 2 1 $30,781 8% 4 31%
21 Dean A. Sarvis 11 1 1 1 $30,110 9% 3 27%
22 Rayan Gazader 18 0 1 2 $27,100 0% 3 17%
23 Jack Gilligan 17 0 2 1 $24,995 0% 3 18%
24 Julie Burke 5 1 1 0 $20,262 20% 2 40%
25 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 11 0 1 0 $20,216 0% 1 9%