(Trainer Wesley Ward / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

This Winter / Spring race meeting at Turfway Park may turn into a horse race for horsemen and horsewomen.

By all indications, the race to be the Meet’s Top Trainer may come down to the wire, too.

After Saturday’s races were done, both Cipriano Contreras and Wesley Ward were tied for the top spot in the standings with 7 wins apiece. Just a victory lap behind is Mike Maker, who has six trips to the circle so far this meet.

And, just two wins off the pace setters is Rey Hernandez.

Fasten your saddles, folks. This could be a good ole’ good one.

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

1 Cipriano Contreras 18 7 1 3 $166,819 39% 61%
2 Wesley A. Ward 17 7 3 4 $137,497 41% 82%
3 Ben Colebrook 18 4 5 2 $125,889 22% 61%
4 Genaro Garcia 28 4 4 6 $93,892 14% 50%
5 Michael J. Maker 26 6 4 1 $93,308 23% 42%
6 Rey Hernandez 17 5 2 1 $87,294 29% 47%
7 Philip A. Sims 9 2 2 0 $78,969 22% 44%
8 Kim Hammond 27 3 6 3 $74,858 11% 44%
9 Eric R. Reed 10 4 0 2 $62,020 40% 60%
10 Ethan W. West 15 2 1 2 $42,030 13% 33%
11 Larry Rivelli 2 2 0 0 $37,200 100% 100%
12 Ronald Kahles 15 1 1 1 $36,891 7% 20%
13 Ronald G. Brown 14 4 1 2 $36,125 29% 50%
14 Thomas Drury, Jr. 8 0 4 1 $35,300 0% 63%
15 John Ennis 4 1 0 1 $32,997 25% 50%
16 Stephen S. Lyster 12 0 3 3 $31,313 0% 50%
17 Claude L. Brownfield, III 9 3 2 2 $30,700 33% 78%
18 Cheryl Shifflett 4 1 0 1 $30,215 25% 50%
19 John A. Hancock 11 4 0 0 $29,657 36% 36%
20 William E. Morey 10 3 2 0 $28,320 30% 50%
21 William D. Cowans 8 0 2 2 $28,255 0% 50%
22 Steven M. Asmussen 2 1 0 0 $28,200 50% 50%
23 Larry E. Smith 14 3 2 1 $28,120 21% 43%
24 Douglas W. Danner 13 2 2 1 $27,875 15% 38%
25 Susan Netherwood 1 1 0 0 $27,600 100% 100%

(Stats Compiled by Equibase)