DeShawn Parker, along with family and the Mountaineer Park jockey colony, celebrate his 5,000th career win

By: The Paulick Report

Jockey Deshawn Parker earned his 5,000th career victory on Monday night when he captured the third race at Mountaineer Park aboard Be Nice for trainer Eric Reed.

Parker, 45, has been riding since 1988. The Daily Racing Form reports that he is the all-time leading rider at Mountaineer, and has twice led the nation in wins.

Parker, who is 5′ 11”, has notched 4,565 of his career wins at Mountaineer Park.