Migue Mena leads the jockey standings at the Fair Grounds / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland

It was a very good week for riders Shaun Bridgmohan and Florent Geroux down in Cajun Country, and Corey Lanerie has ridden to the top of the jockey’s colony in terms of “purses earned” this meet at the Fair Grounds down in New Orleans.

But the man still sitting tall in the saddle is Miguel Mena. After Sunday’s racing card was concluded, Mena was alone at the top with 54 wins, 38 seconds and 40 thirds, and holds a 3-win margin over Bridgmohan, who has tallied 51 wins, 32 seconds, and 24 third place finishes to date.

Tied for third in the “most wins” column are Lanerie, and newcomer Adam Beschizza, who both have 45 wins so far this meet. Lanerie has posted a record of 45-59-53 in 300 mounts, while Beschizza has 45-36-35 in 256 rides.

Alone in fifth, just a win back and closing strong, is Geroux, who now has 44 wins, 41 seconds, and 34 thirds in just 245 mounts to date.

Lanerie now sits atop the leader board in purses earned with $1.706 million, while Mena is in second with $1.607 million. Five other riders, led by Geroux at $1.568 million, have surpassed the $1 million mark in purses earned.

Here is a closer look at the Top 25 riders with just three weeks to go in this year’s marathon meet:

1 Corey J. Lanerie 300 45 59 53 $1,706,740 15% 157 52%
2 Miguel Mena 328 54 38 40 $1,607,138 16% 132 40%
3 Florent Geroux 245 44 41 34 $1,568,120 18% 119 49%
4 Shaun Bridgmohan 215 51 32 24 $1,484,477 24% 107 50%
5 Adam Beschizza 256 45 36 35 $1,221,310 18% 116 45%
6 Mitchell Murrill 359 41 41 59 $1,153,930 11% 141 39%
7 Joe Bravo 131 36 13 22 $1,088,525 27% 71 54%
8 Colby J. Hernandez 230 33 29 29 $920,590 14% 91 40%
9 James Graham 224 27 25 26 $824,701 12% 78 35%
10 Marcelino Pedroza 269 32 39 22 $800,360 12% 93 35%
11 Gabriel Saez 211 28 22 30 $745,590 13% 80 38%
12 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 182 20 22 21 $731,625 11% 63 35%
13 Jose Valdivia, Jr. 200 17 27 27 $718,665 9% 71 36%
14 Robby Albarado 182 11 21 20 $504,170 6% 52 29%
15 Jack Gilligan 177 18 21 22 $480,520 10% 61 34%
16 Chantal Sutherland 165 15 21 18 $437,944 9% 54 33%
17 Jose Riquelme 138 11 22 9 $284,530 8% 42 30%
18 Sophie Doyle 128 10 15 11 $267,090 8% 36 28%
19 Javier Castellano 13 2 2 1 $237,800 15% 5 38%
20 Jamie Theriot 91 8 6 11 $228,280 9% 25 27%
21 Calvin H. Borel 80 5 5 11 $226,380 6% 21 26%
22 Christopher A. Emigh 103 8 12 7 $202,490 8% 27 26%
23 Diego Saenz 7 2 1 2 $187,638 29% 5 71%
24 Aubrie Green 73 7 6 13 $139,360 10% 26 36%
25 John R. Velazquez 7 1 1 2 $124,010 14% 4 57%