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January 30, 2013



Houston Chapter Served as Beneficiary for the Inaugural

Houston Ladies Classic, the Richest Race in Race Park’s history

                                  Photo Credit: Coady Photography

Sam Houston Race Park hosted the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic on Saturday, January 26. Joyful Victory set a new track record during her magnificent victory in the inaugural running of the stakes for female Thoroughbred race horses. However, the striking 5-year-old mare was not the only winner of the evening; Sam Houston Race Park raised over $10,000 to support the Houston chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure®.

The advertising and promotion for the Houston Ladies Classic informed patrons that $1.00 for each paid admission would benefit the charity. Over 7,835 fans enjoyed the entertaining evening of racing and many donned their most creative hats for the "Think Pink" Hat Contest. Patrons had an opportunity to enjoy "Pink Survivor" Cocktails, with additional dollars benefiting Susan G. Komen For the Cure®. Representatives from the esteemed charity were on hand manning information tables and answering questions on the programs and services available in greater Houston for breast cancer treatment and research.

The end result was a donation of $10,335 for the Houston chapter, but even more importantly, the beginning of a long-term association with one of Houston’s most respected charities.

"We were pleased to host an exceptional evening of racing and to welcome so many enthusiastic fans to Sam Houston Race Park," said Sam Houston Race Park president, Andréa Young. "It is our hope that we can build on this and continue a productive association with the Houston chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure® for many years to come."

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 16 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 more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit

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