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$15,000 + SPRING CHRYSLEY-JEEP-DODGE STAKES AT THE PARK ON AUGUST 15
$15,000 + TEXAS QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION SIRES’ CUP STAKES ON AUGUST 16, 2008
Weekend Highlights Major Live Quarter Horse Racing Events & Verizon Wireless Concert Series Featuring Dierks Bentley
HOUSTON (August 14, 2008)—Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) will be home to an exciting weekend of live racing and live music events including the $15,000 + Spring Chrylser-Jeep-Dodge Stakes race on Friday, August 15 and the annual $15,000+ TQHA Sires’ Cup Stakes race on Saturday, August 16.
The $15,000 Spring Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Stakes race, the 8th race on Friday night’s 10-race card, will feature a field of 7 horses, ages 3 years and up, racing 550 yards. The field of 7 competitors for the final features Jess Phenomenal as the morning line odds favorite at 5-2, with Cash At The Line coming in as the second favored horse with odds of 3-1.
Live racing continues at The Park on Saturday evening with the $15,000 + TQHA Sires’ Cup Stakes race. The stakes race will feature 10 horses, 3 years and up, going the distance in the 400-yard sprint. According to the morning line odds, the field of 10 competitors has This Snow In Cold as the favored horse at 3-1 and Sin Tacha Perry as the second favored horse to win the race with odds at 4-1. This year’s line up matches the 2007 winner, Sin Tacha Perry who crossed the wire last year at :20.02, fighting for back-to-back wins in this race.
In addition to live Quarter Horse racing events, the Verizon Wireless post-race concert series on the Bud Light stage will continue with a performance from country music rising star Dierks Bentley at The Showgrounds (www.theshowgrounds.com) on Friday evening immediately following the live racing program. Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 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 Jockey Club. The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages venue that hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.theshowgrounds.com, www.shrp.com or call 800-211-3381. Live Quarter Horse racing continues with racing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in August at Sam Houston Race Park. For a complete list of racing dates, stakes races and more, visit www.shrp.com or call 281-807-8700.