Since late 2000, Billy Johnson became the jockey agent for Deshawn Parker. They have made a great team ever since with Deshawn becoming the Leading Rider in the North America wins for 2010 & 2011. They are currently in the top 5 in wins for the 5th straight year, an impressive accomplishment. Billy started going to the racetrack with his father when he was 5 years old. When he was 15, he followed in his brother’s footsteps working in various positions until he became his assistant trainer. He worked as a racing official at Beulah Park where he held several job titles including entry clerk, clocker, placing judge and identifier. He left Beulah in the early 1990’s going to Mountaineer Park getting his start as a jockey agent for Maureen Andrews (currently a state steward at Mountaineer Park).