09/18/2011 5:37PM

Parx: Carmouche collects riding triple to reach 2,000 wins

Barbara Weidl/Equiphoto
Kendrick Carmouche is joined in the winners circle by fellow jockeys, family, and friends after scoring his 2,000th career victory aboard Classic Kaz in Sunday's ninth race at Parx.

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche swept the last three races on Sunday’s card at Parx Racing to reach 2,000 wins for his career.

Carmouche, 27, reached the milestone by guiding the maiden claimer Classic Kaz ($6.40) to a 3 1/4-length victory in the ninth race. His mounts in the previous two races, Santorini Moon ($5.80) and Zubani ($9) both prevailed by a neck.

Carmouche has won the last three riding titles at Parx and currently sits at the top of the standings again, looking to become the first jockey in the history of the track to win four titles in a row.

Carmouche, a native of Vinton, La., and comes from a riding family.  His father Sylvester was a former jockey and his brother Sylvester, Jr. also rides professionally. 

He began his riding career in his home state of Louisiana, first at Delta Downs before moving to Evangeline Downs.  Over the past three seasons  at Parx, Carmouche has averaged more than 200 wins a season.