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Digest (Dec. 14): Hamiltons form jockey tandem at Laurel Park

Digest (Dec. 14): Hamiltons form jockey tandem at Laurel Park

Knowing what to expect didn't make things any easier for Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton when his youngest son, Weston, decided he wanted to follow in dad's footsteps and become a jockey. Instead, it gave the 43-year-old Hamilton, a winner of more than 1,300 career races and multiple graded-stakes, a kind of perspective that he hadn't had before. "The first couple races I watched him ride I can think back to when I was rodeoing and what my parents went through, because that was the first thing they dealt with. Secondly came the racehorses," Hamilton said. "I know how I felt when he was riding, so now I know how they felt when I was...

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