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

After a tight battle between trainers Hamilton Smith (pictured) and Ferris Allen, III for leading trainer, Smith walked away with the sixth leading title of his career. With 26 winners in 118 starters, Smith’s horses earned $500,725 during the meet. The two trainers have become regulars on the leader board for Colonial Downs, tying one another for the top spot in 1998.

Virginia owner David Ross once again dominated at Colonial Downs, earning his fifth straight leading owner title with 11 wins from 42 starts. His checkered maroon and white silks became a familiar site in the winners’ circle. Mrs. Arturo Peralta-Ramos finished second in the standings, with 7 wins from 22 starts.

Leading jockey for the season, Rosemary Homeister, Jr., booted home 50 winners and became the second leading female rider in history, with 2,138 wins, in the process. Her mounts earned over $675,000 as she rode them in the money 56% of the time.

Second in the standings behind Homeister was young rider Sheldon Russell, who earned the title of leading apprentice rider. Crossing the line first on 36 of his 221 mounts (25 of those wins with his ‘bug’ status), Russell has much to look forward to in the promising career ahead of him.