03/24/2017 2:36PM

Mountaineer fixture Parker expanding his horizons


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Jockey Deshawn Parker, who recently arrived at Oaklawn Park, was hooked on riding the minute he first sat on a horse. Fast forward a few decades, and he has established himself as one of the winningest riders in the game, with more than 5,200 victories. Parker twice has led all North American riders in wins in a year and is considered the kingpin of Mountaineer Racetrack.