Journeyman jockey Jorge Vargas Jr., riding his first full meet in Maryland, and Claudio Gonzalez, the state's leading trainer in 2017, were crowned meet champions on the closing day of Laurel Park 's 60-day winter-spring stand Sunday. Thanks to a three-win afternoon Saturday, Vargas took a 49-46 advantage over 19-year-old apprentice Wes Hamilton into Sunday's card, where he had four mounts. He won with Prime Time Man ($4.40) in the second race, Mila Jane ($2.60) in the sixth and Snow Fighter ($5.40) in the seventh to finish with 52 wins and more than $1.7 million in purse earnings from 267 mounts. Hamilton, also competing against his father and two-time Maryland riding champion Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton, was blanked in six mounts Sunday and wound up second in wins and purse money with nearly $1.2 million. Hamilton, who began riding professionally Dec. 11, had a meet-high 315 mounts. Gonzalez, 41, earned his sixth individual meet title and third in a row after Laurel's 2017 summer and fall stands. He did not have a horse entered Sunday, ending with a meet-high 40 wins, 155 starters and $1,082,637 in purse earnings. Kieron Magee, Maryland's leading trainer from 2014 to 2016, sent out Prime Time Man and Mila Jane on Sunday and finished second with 24 wins. Vargas and Gonzalez will carry their momentum into the Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course, which opens Thursday. The 12-day stand includes 15 stakes, eight graded, worth $3.7 million in purses highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness on May 19.