Keyword: Hamilton Smith

  • Just Jack scores in an allowance race in July on the Laurel Park turf.

    Consistent Just Jack Set for Maryland Million

    Just Jack, a consistent 3-year-old homebred for Dr. Michael Harrison, will face the stiffest test of his young career Saturday when he takes on older rivals in the $150,000 Million Classic at a mile and a furlong.

  • Done Talking is the lone graded stakes winner in the Long Branch field.

    Long Branch Draws Seven Sophs in Need of Win

    With three weeks left until the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), seven sophomores will attempt to burnish their credentials for the $1 million event at Monmouth Park with a victory in the Long Branch Stakes July 8.

  • Done Talking worked 4 furlongs at Laurel Park on April 21.

    Done Talking Breezed at Laurel Park

    Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Done Talking breezed four furlongs at Laurel Park April 21 in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in two weeks.

  • Done Talking pulls away late to win the Illinois Derby.

    Done Talking Delivers Illinois Derby Upset

    With Sheldon Russell aboard for trainer Hamilton Smith, Skeedattle Stable's Done Talking ran down Morgan's Guerrilla in the final yards to post a 12-1 upset in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) April 7 at Hawthorne.

  • Smith Earns Sixth Training Title at Colonial

    Colonial Downs' 40-day summer race meet came to a close the night of July 28, as the leading trainer, owner, jockey, and apprentice rider were all awarded for their successes.

  • Blind Date gets up late to take the Virginia Oaks.

    Blind Date Rallies To Score In Virginia Oaks

    William Backer's homebred filly Blind Date came from off the pace to take a short advantage in mid-stretch, then narrowly outdueled Shared Account to win the $150,000 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) by a head July 18 at Colonial Downs.

  • Humorisitic wins Violet Stakes.

    Humoristic Gets Last Laugh in Rough Violet Run

    Humoristic, the longest shot on the board in the $150,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Meadowlands turf the night of Sept. 28, closed best of all to upset odds-on favorite Roshani and Pommes Frites in an eventful run.

  • Colonial Season Ends With Small Increases

    The handle at Colonial Downs increased a bit over its 2006 mark, while a moderate summer helped boost attendance at the central Virginia track, which concluded its 11th season of racing on Aug. 7.

  • New Laurel Park Dirt Track Opens for Training

    Laurel Park's new dirt track opened for training Sunday and about 140 horses took the opportunity to test the new surface. Twenty-two official workouts were recorded.

  • Colonial Finishes Wet but Successful 2004 Thoroughbred Meet

    Having added four additional days of racing to its lineup in 2004, Virginia's Colonial Downs this week posted all-time total attendance and handle records, and reported a rise in the average daily on-track handle. Track officials noted slight declines from prior years in average daily attendance and in out-of state wagering figures.

  • Smith Second Trainer to Clear $1M Mark at Colonial

    Two-time leading trainer Hamilton Smith became the second trainer in Colonial Downs history to reach the $1-million mark in purse earnings when his charge Mittens won the $14,000 third race June 14.

  • Richetta Falters in Maryland Filly Championship

    The $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Wednesday at Laurel Park figured to be a one horse affair, but when that one horse faltered, the door opened for Pour It On, who rallied along the rail to post a 36-1 upset score.

  • Handle Up Across the Board at Colonial

    Colonial Downs near New Kent, Va., ended its seventh Thoroughbred meet with records in total handle, on-track handle, and daily average total handle.

  • Wet, Wild Finish to Colonial Downs Meet

    Colonial Downs concluded its seventh annual Thoroughbred meet with a wet and wild closing day card which saw the final two races of the meet canceled by a torrential thunderstorm and pyrotechnic lightning display.