Since 2007, Carmouche has been the king of the riders in Philadelphia. He has had five straight seasons with more than 200 victories and has won a record four consecutive titles at Parx Racing, formerly called Philadelphia Park. Carmouche reached his milestone 2000th victory in September 2011. The native of Vinton, La., comes from a riding family. His father, Sylvester Jr., and his brother Sylvester III also ride professionally. Carmouche began his riding career in his home state, first at Delta Downs before moving to Evangeline Downs. Early in his career before moving to Philadelphia, Carmouche, his father and his brother rode at the same meets.