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Mexican National Holiday Celebrates With Live Music, Cuisine, Dancing and More on Sunday, October 12, 2008

WHAT:           Sam Houston Race Park ( will be home to Dia De La Raza celebration on Sunday, October 12, 2008. Dia de la Raza, meaning “Day of the Race,” celebrates the day Christopher Columbus’ arrived in America. This is important to the Mexican culture because it commemorates the first encounters of Europe and Native Americans. Festivities will include live cultural music, native dances, costumes, traditional cuisine and homage to folk heroes. The event will take place in the West Lot of The Park. Admission is FREE and parking is $10. For more information, visit

WHO:             Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility located in Northwest Houston. The state-of-the-art facility offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club. For more information, please visit

WHEN:           Sunday, October 12, 2008
                        11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE:        Sam Houston Race Park— Event will take place in West Lot 
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064

TICKETS:      FREE Admission; $10 Parking

INFO:             For more information, visit

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