Shantel Lanerie

Lanerie ‘Back On Track’ With 17th Leading Rider Title At Churchill

Veteran jockey Corey Lanerie entered Saturday’s closing day program at Churchill Downs with a commanding 41-29 win lead over Miguel Mena in the jockey standings and clinched his 17th leading rider title at the 38-day Spring Meet. Lanerie, 44, has won six of the last eight Spring Meet riding championships. Lanerie was poised to win […]

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Fair Grounds: Saturday Features Fundraiser For Shantel Lanerie Breast Cancer Foundation

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host the Shantel Lanerie Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday, February 9. The event will be held from 12 p.m. – 6p.m. CT in the Fair Grounds tent near the apron and will have food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for purchase as well as an auction. Live music […]

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Fair Grounds To Host Breast Cancer Awareness Event In Honor Of Shantel Lanerie

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host the Shantel Lanerie Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday, February 9. The event will be held from 12 p.m. – 6p.m. CT in the Fair Grounds tent near the apron and will have food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for purchase as well as an auction. Live music […]

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Serengeti Empress Could Provide Lanerie With ‘Tribute’ To Late Wife In Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Tom Amoss and jockey Corey Lanerie will be trying to win their first Breeders’ Cup race on Friday when they team up with Serengeti Empress (Alternation) in the Juvenile Fillies. The 13 1/2-length winner of the Ellis Park Debutante and 19 1/2-length winner of Churchill Downs’ Pocahontas Stakes will likely be one of the […]

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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 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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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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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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