Corey Lanerie made it to the winner's circle a couple of more times
on Wednesday during the 89th opening day at Ellis Park, extending a run
of success that has amazed even him.
Fresh off clinching the leading jockey title at Churchill Downs on
Sunday after winning 11 of his last 19 starts at the Louisville track,
Lanerie didn't waste any time making his presence felt at Ellis. In the
first race of the meet, he guided Stitch's Publicpick to her first
victory in a 5 ½ furlong claiming race for fillies and mares 3 years and
That made it a dozen wins in 20 races for the 37-year-old Louisiana
native who aspires to be recognized as the top rider on the
Kentucky-Louisiana circuit. The leading jockey honor at Churchill
certainly is a step in that direction.