Corey Lanerie

Serengeti Empress Cruises To Pocahontas Score

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, taking the lead at the start and widening it around the course to cross the wire a winner by 19 1/2 lengths. The juvenile daughter of Alternation, ridden by Corey Lanerie for trainer Tom Amoss, covered 1 1/16 […]

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Lanerie Celebrates Emotional Riding Title At Ellis, To Miss Most Of Kentucky Downs Meet

Jockey Corey Lanerie captured one more race on Monday’s closing card to finish Ellis Park’s 2018 meet with 30 victories out of 137 mounts after missing the first six days following the death of his wife, Shantel. Lanerie won Monday’s 10th race for older maidens aboard Marzo. He also had three seconds, including in the […]

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Lanerie, Cox Clinch Summer Titles At Ellis Park

Jockey Corey Lanerie, trainer Brad Cox and owner Joey K. Davis clinched the meet titles Sunday for Ellis Park with Monday’s closing card still to go. Monday’s special 12-race Labor Day card will feature the same Value Day discounted prices on draft beer, soda and hotdogs that are offered on Sundays. Lanerie, who missed the […]

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Lanerie Sweeps Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes With Tobacco Road, Serengeti Empress

Corey Lanerie swept Ellis Park’s pair of 2-year-old stakes but in completely different fashion Sunday: Serengeti Empress led all the way to an electrifying 13 1/2-length blowout over the late-running Include Edition in the $75,000 Ellis Park Debutante. A race later, Tobacco Road wore down stablemate Whiskey Echo to take the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile […]

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Partners Hope Juvenile Tobacco Road Follows In The Footsteps Of Lookin At Lee

Steve Asmussen trains Juvenile contender Tobacco Road, whose parallels so far to stablemate Lookin At Lee are not lost on Lee Levinson, who with sons Mike and Andy and partner Don Nelson own both horses. Both horses were fifth at Churchill Downs in their first start at 2, then won their second start at Ellis […]

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Lanerie Back In The Winner’s Circle: ‘Get Life Moving Forward Again’

Corey Lanerie rode at Ellis Park Friday for the first time this summer as the four-time meet titlist resumed riding regularly following the June 22 death of his wife, Shantel. With his third mount of the day, Lanerie was back in the winner’s circle for the fourth race, with track announcer Jimmy McNerney saying, “Hide […]

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‘She Would Want Me To Be Happy’: Lanerie Back In The Irons Saturday At Arlington

Jockey Corey Lanerie will return to the saddle this Saturday at Arlington Park, riding for the first time since his wife’s sudden death just 15 days ago. Shantel Lanerie was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in early 2018, according to courier-journal.com, but died of sepsis on June 22. “I don’t know if I’m strange or […]

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Asmussen, Hernandez Capture Titles At Churchill Downs Meet Topped By Record Derby Week

A Kentucky Derby Week that established records on several fronts and headlined by a victory in the “Run for the Roses” that launched unbeaten Justify’s run to a Triple Crown provided a strong start to Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2018 Spring Meet that concluded its successful 38-day run on Saturday, June 30. Along with Justify’s unforgettable performance at […]

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Hernandez: Lanerie’s Presentation Of Churchill Leading Rider Trophy ‘Really Special’

Brian Hernandez Jr., winner of the 2012 Ellis Park riding crown, didn’t waste any time taking the first steps toward potentially another riding title, winning Sunday’s second race aboard Menacing on opening day of Ellis’ 2018 meet. The Louisiana native was at Ellis the day after wrapping up his first riding title at Churchill Downs […]

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First Churchill Riding Title ‘Bittersweet’ For Hernandez

Nine days ago the race was on between close friends Brian Hernandez Jr. and Corey Lanerie with only one win separating the duo for the leading jockey title at the 2018 Churchill Downs Spring Meet. But tragedy struck Friday, June 22 with the sudden loss of Lanerie’s wife, Shantel, which allowed Hernandez to clinch his first leading rider […]

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