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April 15, 2013

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
CELEBRATES THE 139th RUNNING OF
THE KENTUCKY DERBY

Horse Racing’s Most Prominent Event Includes Live Racing, $500 Hat Contest, Dining Specials, Mint Juleps and More!

WHAT:

Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) invites Houstonians to celebrate the heritage, fashion and excitement of racing’s most prestigious day with the 139th Running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday,
May 4, 2013.
The day-long sporting and social event will include live racing from The Park, simulcast of the 13-race card from Churchill Downs, a $500 Hat Contest judged by a panel of celebrity judges, traditional Mint Julep cocktails served in a  commemorative Kentucky Derby glass and official Kentucky Derby merchandise! For more information call 281.807.8700 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 16 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, May 4, 2013

9:00 a.m.         Gates Open

9:30 a.m.         1st Post from Churchill Downs

11:30 a.m.       Winner Circle Grand Buffet Opens

12:00 p.m.       Hat Contest Registration Begins

1:00 p.m.         Live Racing Begins

3:00 p.m.         Hat Contest Judging Begins

5:24 p.m.         Kentucky Derby Race

WHERE:       

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

TICKETS:

Winner’s Circle Dining Package - $40 per person and includes admission, the Grande Buffet, tax, gratuity, and a table for the entire day’s festivities.

 

Finish Line Box Seats – 5 Person Box - $25 per box plus the cost of admission; 4 Person Box - $20 per box plus the cost of admission; 3 Person Box - $15 per box plus the cost of admission

 

Counter Seats - $3 per seat plus the cost of admission

 

Regular Admission $6 Adults; $4 Senior Citizens; children 12 and under Free

EARLY BIRD WAGERING:

Friday, May 3rd - Kentucky Oaks Day

Early Bird Wagering Available

Valet Parking Circle 7:30 a.m. until Gates Open


Saturday, May 4th - Kentucky Derby Day

Early Bird Wagering Available

Valet Parking Circle 7:30 a.m. until Gates Open

WAGERING:

Wagering Information: Kentucky Oaks and Derby Day

    WPS


    Exacta


    Daily Double


    Trifecta


    Superfecta


    Pentafecta


    Pick 3


    Pick 4


    Pick 5


    Pick 6

    $2.00 minimum


    $2.00 straight wager or $1.00 boxes and wheels


    $1.00 minimum straight bet


    $0.50 minimum straight bet


    $1.00 minimum


    $1.00 minimum straight bet


    $0.50 minimum straight bet


    $0.50 minimum straight bet


    $0.50 minimum straight bet


    $2.00 minimum

INFO:

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

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