Veteran rider Corey Lanerie won with six of his seven mounts May 27 at Churchill Downs to become only the eighth jockey to achieve the feat at the Louisville track.
Avalon Farms's Professor Fate gave Lanerie his fifth winner of the day when he took the six-furlong feature by a widening 4 ¼ lengths. In the following race, Lanerie earned his sixth win of the day aboard Southern Parkway to mark a career-high for the 22-year journeyman rider.
It was just the 11th time in Churchill Downs history that a jockey rode six winners on a card. The last to accomplish the feat was Jamie Theriot on June 18, 2008. Pat Day won six in a day at Churchill on four occasions. He is the only rider to collect that many wins on a single program more than once.
The Churchill Downs record for wins in one day is seven, shared by Day (June 20, 1984) and Julien Leparoux (Nov. 11, 2008).
The memorable day for Lanerie, a 37-year-old native of Lafayette, La., improved his win total to 23 through the first 18 days of the 39-day Spring Meet, moving him one ahead of Shaun Bridgmohan for the lead.