Last year, my company relocated to the former home of Hill's Sporting Goods on Raleigh's Capital Boulevard. From my new office window, I look across the northbound lanes into a parking lot of the old Capital Inn, recently purchased by the city with imminent plans for demolition.
CHESTER - Deshawn L. Parker hasn't memorized the names of all the horses he's ever ridden, but it's a safe bet that he'll forever remember Be Nice, the 4-year-old filly he booted to a 4-length score in Monday's third race at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort.
CHESTER, W.Va. - Sometime during the coming months, likely sooner than later, Deshawn L. Parker will record his 5,000th career riding victory. It is a plateau that, in the entire history of Thoroughbred racing in North America, only 31 other jockeys have reached.