Corey Lanerie knows a good thing when he sees one. And, the vision is pretty clear at the top.

After spending a couple of years chasing dreams, rainbows and the big outfits at Saratoga and other major meets up East, the talented rider decided it was best to stay in Kentucky and court his regular customers and ride his normal group of horses.

That decision has paid dividends.  At nearly every race meet he goes on the Kentucky circuit. After winning the riding title at Ellis Park this summer and the Churchill Downs riding championship at the Spring/Summer meet, as well, Corey Lanerie finds himself in his normal spot.  He is sitting atop the rider’s standings at the Churchill Downs’ September meeting.  In style.

After Sunday’s card, Lanerie has had 58 mounts.  In those rides, he has put up 12 wins, 5 seconds and 12 thirds worth $370,634 in earnings.  His win percentage is .21 and his finishes in the top three is now .50 percent.

In second place, is veteran Brian Hernandez, Jr., who has 7 wins, 4 seconds and 6 thirds in 41 races. His mounts have won a total of $347,656 to date.  Florent Geroux also has amassed 7 wins, with 3 seconds and 5 thirds in only 35 starts. His horses have picked up $225,409 to date.

Here is a closer look at the rider standings:

Corey J. Lanerie 58 12 5 12 $370,634 21% 29 50%
2 Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 41 7 4 6 $347,656 17% 17 41%
3 Florent Geroux 35 7 3 5 $225,409 20% 15 43%
4 Chris Landeros 23 6 2 3 $207,431 26% 11 48%
5 Jon Kenton Court 30 4 3 3 $176,689 13% 10 33%
6 Julien R. Leparoux 24 5 2 2 $171,550 21% 9 38%
7 James Graham 30 3 7 3 $162,740 10% 13 43%
8 Robby Albarado 27 2 3 4 $150,447 7% 9 33%
9 Jose Valdivia, Jr. 5 2 1 1 $135,185 40% 4 80%
10 Channing Hill 20 3 1 1 $97,454 15% 5 25%
11 Jesus Lopez Castanon 8 1 2 1 $81,806 13% 4 50%
12 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 27 2 4 1 $80,080 7% 7 26%
13 Calvin H. Borel 27 2 3 2 $77,634 7% 7 26%
14 Jack Gilligan 29 2 2 3 $72,894 7% 7 24%
15 Miguel Mena 31 1 4 5 $63,314 3% 10 32%