JANUARY 26, 2013:
Sam Houston Race Park is proud to
introduce the newest and richest stakes race in the entire state of Texas. The $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, a race
for Fillies and Mares, four-years-old and up will be contested at a distance of
One and One-Sixteenth miles over the nationally renowned main track at Sam
Houston Race Park on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
View complete racing conditions here
The Houston Ladies Classic will
highlight a premier day of stakes races also
$200,000 Grade III John B. Connally Turf Cup: four- year-olds and upward at one
and one eighth miles on the Connally Turf Course.
$75,000 Champion Energy Services Stakes:
four-year-olds and upward at Five Furlongs on the Connally
$50,000 Allen’s Landing Stakes: three-year-olds
at Six Furlongs on the main track.
SHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
In celebration of this historic
day in racing, we are pleased to offer Owners an all new Ship Assist Program. The Sam Houston Race Park Ship Assist Program is
designed to encourage owners shipping a horse for the Houston Ladies Classic to
also consider shipping horses for the Connally Turf
Cup, Champion Energy Services and Allen’s Landing stakes races. For any Owner starting a Filly or Mare in
the Houston Ladies’ Classic and at least one additional horse in one of the
accompanying stakes races, Sam Houston Race Park will waive the owner’s
original pre-entry fee or $2,000 of the $10,000 supplemental nomination fee.
Mark your calendars for January
26, 2013 and join us for this exciting and unprecedented day in Texas thoroughbred
racing. Nominations ($100) for the Houston Ladies’ Classic will close on Friday, December 28, 2012. To nominate or for additional information, please contact the Sam
Houston Race Park racing office at 1-800-807-7223.
Get the entire 2013 Thoroughbred
Stakes Calendar here.
SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE:
Sam Houston Race Park will include a fund raising event to benefit
the Houston chapter of the Susan G.
Komen For the Cure®. Since 1982, Komen has led the way in the fight against
breast cancer. Sam Houston Race Park will donate $1 for each guest attending
the Park on January 26, 2013.