Julien Leparoux has had a good Fall.

Hmmm. Let’s correct that. That doesn’t sound quite right. After all, “fall” is not a good word for any professional rider, including those that make their living on the backs of Thoroughbred horses.

Julie Leparoux has had a good Autumn. Now, that sounds a lot better for one of the top riders in the world. After winning the rider’s title for the 5-day meet at Kentucky Downs, Leparoux has kept his momentum at the annual Keeneland Fall Meet racing festival.

Going into the final week of action at the Lexington historic track, Leparoux has ridden in 66 races. Those mounts have accounted for 13 wins, 8 seconds and 5 thirds. His win percentage is a lofty .20% and his “In the Money” average is .39%. Most importantly, though, Leparoux’s mounts have accounted for $1,177,549 in purse money.

Now, that’s what I call having yourself a race meet.

The second leading rider, in terms of money earned, is local veteran Robby Albarado, who has amassed $899,974 in earnings to date, less than $1,500 ahead of Florent Geroux, whose mounts have earned $898,360 in purse money.  Albarado has 11 wins, 7 seconds and 12 thirds in 73 rides, whereas Geroux has 12 wins, 8 seconds and 12 thirds in 68 mounts.

Also tied for second in number of wins is Richardo Santana, Jr., who normally rides first saddle for trainer Steve Asmussen. Santana has 12 wins, 7 seconds and 3 thirds in 59 mounts for $505,566 in earnings.

If you are looking for a rider who has performed admirably in limited starts this meet, then look no farther than Jose L. Ortiz.  Ortiz, who normally hangs his tack in New York, has ridden just 33 races at Keeneland this Fall, but has 8 wins, 7 seconds and 5 thirds and earnings of $405,933. His “ITM” percentage is a whopping .61%

Here is a closer look at the top 25 jocks at this meet:

1 Julien R. Leparoux 66 13 8 5 $1,177,549 20% 26 39%
2 Robby Albarado 73 11 7 12 $899,974 15% 30 41%
3 Florent Geroux 68 12 8 12 $898,360 18% 32 47%
4 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 60 3 12 9 $790,359 5% 24 40%
5 Jose Lezcano 24 3 3 3 $617,891 13% 9 38%
6 Daniel Alexander Tudhope 1 1 0 0 $600,000 100% 1 100%
7 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 59 12 7 3 $505,566 20% 22 37%
8 Corey J. Lanerie 90 7 14 9 $440,964 8% 30 33%
9 Jose L. Ortiz 33 8 7 5 $405,933 24% 20 61%
10 Joe Bravo 10 1 0 2 $286,602 10% 3 30%
11 Javier Castellano 16 2 2 4 $274,373 13% 8 50%
12 James Graham 51 4 3 7 $271,022 8% 14 27%
13 Manuel Franco 7 2 2 1 $269,240 29% 5 71%
14 Paco Lopez 10 1 4 1 $244,501 10% 6 60%
15 Chris Landeros 37 5 4 3 $226,289 14% 12 32%
16 Jon Kenton Court 43 2 2 4 $198,080 5% 8 19%
17 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 36 5 1 3 $178,953 14% 9 25%
18 Feargal Lynch 17 2 3 2 $162,024 12% 7 41%
19 Luis Saez 22 3 3 0 $155,258 14% 6 27%
20 Miguel Mena 27 3 3 5 $151,331 11% 11 41%
21 Channing Hill 26 2 3 2 $122,593 8% 7 27%
22 Fernando De La Cruz 1 1 0 0 $120,000 100% 1 100%
23 Declan Cannon 30 2 4 5 $113,971 7% 11 37%
24 John R. Velazquez 9 1 1 1 $106,796 11% 3 33%
25 Alex L. Canchari 21 2 3 4 $72,219 10% 9 43%