In 2012, Parker was issued the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award from the Jockey’s Guild, which goes to a thoroughbred jockey for outstanding achievement throughout the year.
Parker’s 4,000th win was in 2012 at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort. He is the all-time leading jockey of the region.
To learn more about the black jockeys of the past and present, check out the book “Black Maestro” by author Joe Drape.
(Photo: Ethel Riser/paulickreport.com)
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