weston hamilton

‘I Learned Something From Every Barn’: Anthony Aguirre Jr. Saddles First Winner At Laurel Park

Benny Havens got Laurel Park’s fall meet off to a rousing start, swinging to the lead on the far turn and fending off Mister Frank’s Way the length of the stretch to give trainer Anthony Aguirre Jr. his first career win in the first race on Friday’s opening day program. Owned by the fledgling trainer […]

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Boniface Among Honorees Of Maryland Racing Media Awards

Longtime Maryland trainer J. William Boniface, jockey Weston Hamilton, breeders Angie and Sabrina Moore, and Grade 1 winner Glorious Empire will be honored Monday at Laurel Park after having been chosen as award winners by the Maryland Racing Media Association. Boniface was voted the organization’s highest honor, the Humphrey S. Finney Award for lifetime achievement […]

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Apprentice, Eclipse Finalist Hamilton Set ‘High Expectations’ At The Start

While an Eclipse Award was far from anyone’s mind when Glorious Empire finished sixth in his seasonal debut at Laurel Park last April, Weston Hamilton had but one goal when 2018 began – to bring the cherished bronze trophy home to Maryland. Their paths will converge when the 48th annual ceremony is held for the […]

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‘It Means The Whole World To Me’: Eclipse Contender Hamilton Continues Family Tradition

There’s a strong tradition, both in his family and on his circuit, which preceded Weston Hamilton when he began riding professionally last December – one the newly minted journeyman is poised to continue. Hamilton, who turned 20 Nov. 19, rode for the last time as an apprentice Dec. 21, winning two of his five mounts […]

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Jockeys Hamilton, Lezcano Involved In Spill At Aqueduct

Jockeys Weston Hamilton and Jose Lezcano were both unseated in a spill in Thursday’s third race at Aqueduct. Lezcano’s mount Consensus Thinking suffered a catastrophic injury in mid-stretch, throwing Lezcano to the ground. The distressed horse then lunged left, impeding Gnarly and Hamilton. Hamilton was unseated. Replay of the race indicated Lezcano may have been […]

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‘Cowboy’ Hamilton Hoping Back Surgery Will Lead To Riding Return

Journeyman Steve “Cowboy” Hamilton, a multiple meet champion in Maryland and winner of more than 1,374 career races, is scheduled to have back surgery Sept. 17 in an attempt to continue his riding career. Hamilton, who turns 45 Oct. 11, has not ridden since finishing second and third in a pair of allowance races June […]

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Special Monday Card At Laurel Features $181,211 Rainbow 6 Carryover

There will be a 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover of $181,211.96 for a special live racing program Monday, April 2 after the popular multi-race wager went unsolved Saturday for the 24th consecutive racing day at Laurel Park. A total of $46,814 was bet into the Rainbow 6 Saturday, adding to a carryover of $166,235.72 from Friday’s card. Multiple tickets with all six […]

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Apprentice Hamilton Celebrates Four-Win Sunday At Laurel

Apprentice jockey Weston Hamilton won four races on Sunday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park. Hamilton, the son of journeyman rider Steve Hamilton, won the second race aboard Jovis ($6.40), the third on Here Comes Michael ($11), the fourth with Chapel of Chimes and the ninth aboard Bobcat ($7.60). “It’s been a real good day,” Hamilton said. “Finally, […]

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19-Year-Old Hamilton Rides First Two Winners Monday At Laurel

Apprentice Weston Hamilton, the youngest son of multiple graded-stakes winning journeyman Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton, picked up his first two professional wins with his only mounts of the day Monday at Laurel Park. The 19-year-old shares the Laurel jock’s room with his dad, a winner of more than 1,300 career races who returned to the irons last year […]

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