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Weekend Highlights Major Live Quarter Horse Racing Events & Verizon Wireless Concert Series Featuring Dierks Bentley

HOUSTON (August 14, 2008)—Sam Houston Race Park ( 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 ( 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, 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 or call 281-807-8700.


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