Weston Hamilton

Birth Date: November 19, 1998
Birth Place: Cheverly, MD

STATISTICS: STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd MONEY
2018 920 120 100 131 $3,512,264
CAREER 969 128 105 133 $3,654,030
2018 SEASON: Led all apprentice riders in the country with 118 wins and ranked second with $3.4 million in purses before losing his bug Dec. 22 …including final month of 2017, had 126 wins as an apprentice … finished with the second-most wins at Maryland tracks with 106… began the year second at Laurel’s winter-spring meet with 46 wins and $1.18 million in purses … tied for second with 25 wins and ranked fifth with $844,013 at Laurel’s summer stand … finished in four-way tie for second with 32 wins and ranked seventh with $956,045 in purses during the fall meet.
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Rode his first two winners Dec. 11, 2017at Laurel, his only two mounts on the card … First winner came in his 10th pro mount with I Just Wanna Win for trainer Pat McGill … Rode three amateur races with one win prior to his pro debut Dec. 2, 2017 … Finished 2017 with eight wins and $141,766 in purse earnings from 49 mounts.
 
PERSONAL: Youngest son of Laurel jockey Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton … born in Maryland but raised in his father’s native Oklahoma during the first of the elder Hamilton’s two retirements … worked at Elloree (S.C.) Training Center under Frank ‘Goree’ Smith, brother of Maryland trainer Hamilton Smith, before turning pro … agent is Simon Purdy.