Belterra Park’s First Stakes Of 2021 To Honor Late Daryl Parker

Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Ohio will conduct the first stakes race of the season with the $75,000 Daryl E. Parker / Tall Stack Stakes on May 6, 2021. It will be contested at 6 ½ furlongs for 3-year-old registered Ohio-Bred runners.

Parker, a Cincinnati native, was the first Black steward in U.S. racing. He worked in this capacity at Thistledown and Mahoning Valley racetracks in Ohio. Daryl was first hired as an exercise rider for his uncle, trainer Oscar Dishman at River Downs. He eventually became a racing official at Fairmount Park and Cahokia Downs in Illinois.

He is also the father of George Woolf Award-winning and three-time national leading jockey, DeShawn Parker.

Daryl Parker, age 69, passed away after a long battle with cancer on March 5, 2021.

It is with great pride that Belterra Park can honor a man who dedicated his life to the racing industry.

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