Kendrick Carmouche

Kendrick Carmouche

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Carmouche Bags Four in Return to Laurel

Leading Parx Racing jockey makes successful trip to Maryland Jan. 20.

Kendrick Carmouche, the leading rider at Parx Racing in Philadelphia, made a successful trip to Maryland Jan. 20, winning four races from five mounts at Laurel Park.

After finishing third in the opener, Carmouche guided 2-5 favorite Friscan to victory in the fourth race for trainer Graham Motion. He picked up the mount on Supertripp ($19.20) in race five and rallied from off the pace to mark his second winner, this time for trainer Mark Shuman. Kieron Magee’s odds-on favorite Follow The Leader ($3.80) beat starter allowance company in race seven, and Maybe's Master ($7.80) rallied from last to take the headliner for Mike Trombetta.

“I love riding here,” Carmouche said. “They have a good group of riders who keep a straight course allowing you to ride the rail or go outside and win. It is a consistent track. The trainers who I come down and ride for put me on good horses.”

Carmouche, who turned 28 Jan. 18, has won more than 200 races each of the last five years (2007-2011).

“It has been a good run and it is only going to get better if I keep working hard,” Carmouche said.

The four-win afternoon brought his victory total to 17 in 2012.