(Trainer Ken McPeek and rider Brian Hernandez celebrate after a Stakes win at Keeneland / All Photos by Coady Photography)

For quite some time now, Ken McPeek has called Lexington home. He is likely to call Keeneland his home track, too. And, the start to this October’s race meeting it has been a ringing endorsement to the old slogan: “Home Sweet Home.”

After the first nine starts this meet, McPeek’s stable has won three times and added another third to the resume. His horses have totaled over $518,545 in purse money. And, that gives the “hometown” trainer a quick lead in the race to be the meet’s top trainer.

Brad Cox, who calls Louisville home, holds a one-win edge in the number of total wins with 4.

Another win back, and tied for third so far, is Wesley Ward, Brendan Walsh, and Dallas Stewart — who have collected two wins each through the end of Sunday’s race card.

Here’s a look at the Top 25 Trainers so far this meet:

1 Kenneth G. McPeek 9 3 0 1 $518,545 33% 4
2 Chad C. Brown 7 1 3 1 $512,123 14% 5
3 Paulo H. Lobo 3 1 0 0 $487,740 33% 1
4 Brad H. Cox 13 4 0 2 $457,464 31% 6
5 Michael J. Maker 14 1 2 2 $320,448 7% 5
6 Wesley A. Ward 7 2 3 1 $309,086 29% 6
7 Fausto Gutierrez 2 1 0 0 $302,150 50% 1
8 Brendan P. Walsh 11 2 1 0 $177,621 18% 3
9 Dallas Stewart 5 2 0 3 $161,200 40% 5
10 Neil L. Pessin 3 1 0 0 $150,567 33% 1
11 Thomas Morley 1 0 1 0 $150,000 0% 1
12 Brian A. Lynch 5 1 0 1 $124,600 20% 2
13 Todd A. Pletcher 3 0 1 0 $101,880 0% 1
14 Wayne M. Catalano 4 0 2 1 $75,687 0% 3
15 George R. Arnold, II 4 1 0 1 $59,360 25% 2
16 Ben Colebrook 4 0 1 0 $57,766 0% 1
17 Steven M. Asmussen 15 0 0 3 $57,254 0% 3
18 Robertino Diodoro 6 1 2 0 $54,450 17% 3
19 Dale L. Romans 4 1 0 0 $53,236 25% 1
20 Cherie DeVaux 1 1 0 0 $51,600 100% 1
20 Kerry Zavash 1 1 0 0 $51,600 100% 1
22 Ignacio Correas, IV 4 1 1 0 $48,706 25% 2
23 Eddie Kenneally 4 1 0 1 $46,080 25% 2
24 Victoria H. Oliver 5 0 2 0 $43,580 0% 2
25 Aidan P. O’Brien 2 0 0 1 $42,142 0% 1

(Stats Compiled by Equibase)