Corey Lanerie
Jockey Bios

Corey Lanerie

Born: November 13, 1974 in Lafayette, Louisiana

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 229

Stakes Wins: 8

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

Year Horse Finish
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

Won Central Bank Ashland (G1) in 2016 on Weep No More and 2017 on Sailor's Valentine.

Rode four winners on April 23, 2016.

Leading rider during the 2015 Fall Meet with 27 wins. Second-leading rider during the 2014 Fall Meet and 2016 Spring Meet.

Twice won three races on a single card during the 2015 Fall Meet: Oct. 21 and Oct. 24.

Won the 2015 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) aboard Brody’s Cause.

First Keeneland win came during the 2000 Fall Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 2003 Lafayette (G3) on Posse.

Won the 2014 Hagyard Fayette (G2) during the Fall Meet on Pick of the Litter.

Won three races on Oct. 10, 2014.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 2003 Lafayette (G3) on Posse.

Won the first Grade 1 race of his career at Keeneland when he rode 24-1 shot Hooh Why to win the 2009 Ashland. He picked up the mount when jockey Rene Douglas became ill and was unable to ride.


North American career earnings are nearing $131 million with 4,567 wins as of June 17, 2019.

Recorded his 4,000th career victory on July 31, 2016, when he rode Crooked Stick to win 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 is now 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.