(Julien Leparoux / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

Julien Leparoux is having a pretty good Fall.

(Editor’s Note: the word “Fall” is with a capital letter and refers to one of the four seasons. No rider likes to use the word with a lower case.)

The veteran rider is coming off a spectacular meet at Keeneland, where he won the “Jockey’s Title,” over some of the sport’s absolute best. Over Jose Ortiz. Over Javier Castellano. Over Tyler Gaffalion. Over every other rider to throw a leg over one during the Lexington extravaganza.

Now, after just one day at the current Churchill Downs’ meet, he sits atop of the standings in terms of “Purses Won.” On Sunday’s opening day, Leparoux rode a single winner in 7 mounts, but he tallied four more second-place finishes. He end a pretty good work day with $156,799 in money earned.

Not a bad day at the office, mind you.

Ricardo Santana, Jr., and Gaffalione each earned 2 wins on Sunday. Santana did it with 9 mounts. Gaffalione made two trips to the circle with 8 rides. But both trail Leparoux in terms of “money earned.”

Here’s a look at the current standings at Churchill Downs:

1 Julien R. Leparoux 7 1 4 0 $156,799 14% 5 71%
2 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 9 2 0 3 $149,850 22% 5 56%
3 Tyler Gaffalione 8 2 1 0 $146,215 25% 3 38%
4 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 11 1 2 3 $133,609 9% 6 55%
5 James Graham 7 1 2 1 $96,012 14% 4 57%
6 Luis Saez 7 1 0 2 $86,398 14% 3 43%
7 Miguel Mena 8 1 0 0 $62,552 13% 1 13%
8 Gabriel Saez 4 1 0 0 $57,675 25% 1 25%
9 Chris Landeros 3 1 0 0 $56,505 33% 1 33%
10 Corey J. Lanerie 8 0 1 0 $26,635 0% 1 13%
11 Julie Burke 1 0 1 0 $24,067 0% 1 100%
12 Alex Achard 3 0 0 1 $13,472 0% 1 33%
13 Mitchell Murrill 3 0 0 1 $8,714 0% 1 33%
14 Sheldon Russell 1 0 0 0 $5,966 0% 0 0%
15 Alex L. Canchari 3 0 0 0 $4,878 0% 0 0%
16 Shaun Bridgmohan 1 0 0 0 $4,850 0% 0 0%
17 Declan Cannon 1 0 0 0 $4,750 0% 0 0%
18 David Cohen 2 0 0 0 $3,821 0% 0 0%
19 Robby Albarado 3 0 0 0 $3,184 0% 0 0%
20 Calvin H. Borel 2 0 0 0 $2,998 0% 0 0%