Jockey Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton earned the first victory of his riding comeback Sunday, piloting owner-trainer Robert Vukelic's Bo Vuk to a 4 3/4-length victory in the third race at Laurel Park. It was Hamilton's first win in 10 years.
Sent off at 9-1 in the $22,000 maiden claiming event for 3-year-olds and up, Bo Vuk ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1 minute, 5.46 seconds over a muddy and sealed main track in just his second career start.
"I've been waiting for that one," Hamilton, 42, said. "Words don't describe being back on that end of it."
Hamilton had more than 1,200 victories and was one of the top five riders in...