Jonathan and Cathy are happy married couples with three sons and a daughter. Daniel, Jonathan Parker and David Alexander are their well established sons while Diana is their sweet daughter.
His first winner as a trainer was Haffaday at the Rosetree Hunt Meeting in 1966. One of his first clients was George Strawbridg e Jr., who was the owner of Augustin Stable. He was elected to Racing Hall of Fame in 1990. He is the leading money-winn ing trainer, who has won this title for eighteen straight years.
|• He has won the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase three times.|
|• He rode Storm Cat to victory in the Young America in 1985 at The Meadowlands.|
|• He was the leading trainer at Saratoga with nine victories in 1984 and 10 in 1985.|
|• He holds the record with 11 victories in the Colonial Cup.|