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September 18, 2013

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ANNOUNCES 2014 RACE
DATES AND THOROUGHBRED STAKES SCHEDULE

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park received approval from the Texas Racing Commission on its 2014 live dates schedule. The 21st racing season will commence on Friday, January 17 when Thoroughbreds return for a 32-day meeting. The stakes schedule includes 22 Thoroughbred events, offering total purses in excess of $1.7 million. Sam Houston Race Park president, Andréa Young confirmed that the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic will return on Saturday, January 25, 2014 for its second running. "Our goal was to improve the quality of our live racing product and the Houston Ladies Classic set the tone for a great season," said Young. "We look forward to raising the bar even higher in 2014." Officials have announced that Tuesday afternoon will replace Sunday in the 2014 Thoroughbred meet. Post times for live Thoroughbred racing will be Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (7 p.m.), Monday (1 p.m.) and Tuesday (1 pm). Following the conclusion of the Thoroughbred season on March 11, Sam Houston Race Park will host its 2014 American Quarter Horse Meet with 24 days. Live Quarter Horse racing will begin on Friday, March 21 and continue through May 11.

Sam Houston Race Park 2014 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

Date/Event

Name

Division

Distance

Texas Champions Weekend - Accredited Texas-Bred

Fri., January 17

$50,000 Bara Lass Stakes
$50,000 San Jacinto Stakes
$50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes

3 YO Fillies
F&M
F&M

6 Furlongs 
1m1/16T 
6 Furlongs

Sat,, January 18

$50,000 Richard King Stakes   
$50,000 Spirit of Texas          
$50,000  Groovy Stakes         
$50,000 Star of Texas

4 & up
4 & up
3 YO 
4 & up 

1m1/8T
6 Furlongs       
6 Furlongs   
1 mile

Houston Racing Festival

Sat., January 25

$400,000 Houston Ladies Classic 
$200,000 Connally Turf Cup
$75,000 Champion Energy Stakes $50,000 Allen's Landing Stakes

F&M
4 & up
4 & up
3 YO

1m1/16
1m1/8T
5 FT
7 F

Sat., February 1

$50,000 Tomball Stakes

F&M ATB

1m1/16T 

Sat., February 8

$50,000 Bucharest Stakes

4 & up ATB 

5 Fur T

Texas Stallions Weekend                                       

Sat., February 15

$75,000 Two Altazano Stakes        
$75,000  Jim's Orbit Stakes
$50,000 Jersey Village Stakes

Filly 3 YO
3 YO
4 & up

7 Furlongs
7 Furlongs
1m 1/16T ATB

Sat., February 22        

$50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup

4 & up

6 Furlongs  

Maxxam Gold Cup Racing Festival                                                      

Sat., March 1

$100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup        
$50,000 Jersey Lilly Stakes           
$50,000 Texas Heritage Stakes

4 & up
F&M
3 YO

1m1/8
1m1/16T
1Mile 

HH Sheikh Zayed Arabian Racing Festival

Sat., March 8

$25,000 Sheikha Mubarak Ladies 
$30,000 HH Sheikh Zayed Cup

F&M  
4 & up

7 Furlongs
7 Furlongs


Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located just 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 recently renovated luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club. For the full calendar of Sam Houston Race Park’s 2014 live race dates, visit www.shrp.com.

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