04/20/2016 1:16PM

Mountaineer meet opens with $136 winner


The Mountaineer Park meet started with a bang on Saturday when Amanda In Front won the first race by a neck and paid $136.20.

If you didn’t bet Amanda In Front, you may have to wait until next year to cash on her. A 5-year-old mare, Amanda In Front is now 4 for 36. She has won one race a year at Mountaineer since 2013.

After the first weekend of racing, Deshawn Parker is atop the rider standings with 12 wins. Nobody else has won more than three races. Parker is nearing his 5,000th career win and through Tuesday had 4,977 victories.