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April 29, 2013

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
CELEBRATES THE 145th RUNNING
OF THE BELMONT STAKES

Final Leg of Thoroughbred Racing's Triple Crown to Feature Winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes

WHAT:

Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) invites Houstonians to watch and wager on  145th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The third and final leg of racing's Triple Crown will be simulcast from Belmont Park, in Elmont, New York.

Admission is FREE on Belmont Day and while there will be no Triple Crown hero crowned this year, an exceptional field is shaping up for the 2013 Belmont Stakes. The entrants will include Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, Preakness Stakes champion, Oxbow and other significant contenders including Revolutionary, Mylute, Palace Malice and Kentucky Derby runner-up, Golden Soul.  Run at a distance of 1 1/2 miles, the Belmont Stakes is known as the "Test of Champions" and has produced a history of long shot winners including Sarava ($142.50); Birdstone ( $74.00 ) and Da'Tara ($79.00).

Jockey Gary Stevens has been one of the most compelling stories in 2013. Making his comeback this year at 50-years-old, the Hall of Fame rider will attempt to win his fourth Belmont Stakes aboard Oxbow.

Racing fans can watch and wager on the full Belmont Park card, which will include a $1 million-guaranteed Pick 6 and Pick 4.

For more information call 281.807.8760 or visit www.shrp.com.

WHO:

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 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. Sam Houston Race Park Platinum Partners include Bud Light and Champion Energy Services.  For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.shrp.com.

WHEN:

Saturday, June 8, 2013

9:00 a.m.         Gates Open

10:35 a.m.       1st Post from Belmont Park

11:00 a.m.       Buffet Opens

5:24 p.m.         Post time for the Belmont Stakes

WHERE:       

Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064
281-807-8700

ADMISSION

FREE

DINNING

Belmont Winner’s Circle Dining Package - $25 per person and includes the Chop House Buffet, tax, gratuity, and a table for the entire day’s festivities.

INFO:

For more information, call 281-807-8700 or visit www.shrp.com

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