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Corey Lanerie
Jockey Bios

Corey Lanerie

Born: November 13, 1974, in Lafayette, Louisiana

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 280
Stakes Wins: 12

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 2009 Ashland at Keeneland on Hooh Why
First Stakes Win: 1992 Black Gold at Fair Grounds with Fighting K
First Graded Stakes Win: 1999 Razorback (G3) at Oaklawn Park on Parade Leader
First Career Win: April 19, 1991, at Evangeline Downs on High Hopes Banquet

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

Year Horse Finish
2022 Smile Happy 2nd
2021 Sittin On Go 6th
2020 Hunt the Front 12th
2019 Aquadini 12th
2018 Tiz Mischief 7th
2017 Wild Shot 7th
2016 Cherry Wine 3rd
2013 Footbridge 14th
2012 Heavy Breathing 7th
2008 Stone Bird 12th

At Keeneland

First Keeneland win came during the 2000 Fall Meet.

First of 12 Keeneland stakes wins was the 2003 Lafayette (G3) on Posse.

Has three wins in Central Bank Ashland (G1), a prep for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Won the first Grade 1 race of his career when he rode 24-1 shot Hooh Why to win the race in 2009. He picked up the mount when jockey Rene Douglas became ill and was unable to ride. Other wins came in 2016 on Weep No More and 2017 on Sailor's Valentine.

Leading rider during the 2015 Fall Meet with 27 wins, including the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) aboard Brody’s Cause.

Rode four winners on April 23, 2016.

Rode Bell's the One to win 2019 Lexus Raven Run (G2) and the 2021 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2). 

Won the 2022 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) on Manny Wah.


Scored his 5,000th career win at Keeneland on Oct. 18, 2023, on I Feel the Need in the third race.

North American career earnings exceed $163 million with 5,059 wins through May 12, 2024.

Recorded his 4,000th career victory July 31, 2016, aboard Crooked Stick in the eighth race at Ellis Park.

Click here for his Equibase career record.


Racing is in Corey’s blood – his grandfather was a trainer who also had some horses, and his father, Gerald, was a jockey and a trainer. Corey grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, where racing is an integral part of the local culture. He was always around horses and began galloping horses when he was 9. He received his first race-riding instructions at the late John Franks’ farm in Opelousas, and rode at the bush tracks before launching his professional career in 1991. Other jockeys who received their starts in the area are Racing Hall of Famers Calvin Borel, Kent Desormeaux and Eddie Delahoussaye.