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 riding. It's gotten better each time he's ridden. It's worn off a little bit. I just hope he keeps trucking along," he added. "He keeps his mind open, he's working hard and he's learning every day. That's about all you can ask for." Apprentice Wes Hamilton, freshly turned 19, won his first two professional races Monday at Laurel Park in his only mounts on the card. His breakthrough victory came, appropriately enough, on a 5-year-old mare named I Just Wanna Win, owned by David Carter and trained by Pat Magill. Steve Hamilton, riding Include a Check, finished fourth. It was the fifth time since Hamilton made his pro debut Dec. 2 at Laurel that he and his father rode in the same race, and the first time that he beat his dad to the finish line. Hamilton rides with a 10-pound weight allowance.