05/27/2012 6:18PM

Churchill Downs: Lanerie rides six winners from seven mounts

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Corey Lanerie shows off after collecting his sixth win on Sunday's program at Churchill Downs, a feat that has only been done 11 times in the track's long history.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jockey Corey Lanerie rode six winners on the 10-race Sunday card at Churchill Downs, marking just the 11th time in track history that a jockey has won six races. The all-time Churchill mark is seven wins, set by Pat Day in June 1984 and tied by Julien Leparoux in November 2008.

Lanerie got his six wins from just seven mounts, winning the first with Roman’s Avenue ($2.60), the second with Alley Sprout ($5.80), the third with Maybelle Slew ($4.40), the seventh with McKayla’s Wish ($6.60), the ninth with Professor Fate ($18.40), and the 10th with Southern Parkway ($8.80). His only losing mount came in the eighth race.

The last Churchill jockey to win six in a day was Jamie Theriot in June 2008.

Lanerie, 37, was born into a racing family in Louisiana and has nearly 3,200 career wins.

Also Sunday at Churchill, lopsided show payouts were posted after the ninth race when Thermal Cat, the 1-5 favorite, finished fourth. Those $2 show prices were $30.60, $77.80, and $37.20 after about $123,000 of the $136,000 show pool was lost on Thermal Cat. Churchill reported that one losing wager of $40,000 was made at Prairie Meadows, with the balance well spread.