05/07/2012 3:42PM

Mountaineer: Deshawn Parker rides 4,000th winner


Deshawn Parker reached a personal milestone Sunday evening aboard Cuban Carmen ($11.80) in the third race at Mountaineer Park, recording his 4,000th win.

A 41-year-old Cincinnati native, Parker began riding in 1988 and has led the nation in number of wins by a jockey the past two years. Parker received the Laffit Pincay award for outstanding achievement at the Eclipse Awards this year.

Parker won six races on Saturday to put him within one of the milestone going into Sunday's races. The all time wins leader at Mountaineer Park, Parker did not stay on 4,000 for long, as he won the sixth race aboard Canyon Drive ($3.40).

Cuban Carmen is trained by Vallerie K. Haller.