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Weekend of Championship of Thoroughbred Racing & Special Events at The Park on Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2008


WHAT:           Sam Houston Race Park ( will celebrate the 25th Annual Running of the Breeders’ Cup Championships presented by Woodford Reserve and the Houston Chronicle with a series of events on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2008.   The weekend of live racing action will be simulcast from Santa Anita Park on more than 1,400 televisions around The Park.  Ladies get in FREE on Friday starting at 2 p.m. with $4 happy hour specials and advance wagering available for Saturday’s races. 

Ticket packages for Saturday’s events start at $15 per person and include reserved seating, simulcast racing program, tip sheet, concession entrée and a beverage.  For more information call 281.807.8760 or visit

The Breeders’ Cup has established itself as the season-ending championship of Thoroughbred racing and is now firmly entrenched in American racing lore with a history and tradition all its own. The Breeders' Cup World Championships has also served as a deciding factor in Eclipse Award voting, which honor Horse of the Year and other champions in the sport.

WHO:             Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility offering 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:           Friday, October 24, 2008
10:30 a.m.        Gates Open
1:05 p.m.          First Post Time
2:00 p.m.          Free Admission for Ladies
2:35 p.m.          First Breeders’ Cup Race Post Time
4:00 p.m.          $4 Happy Hour Specials
5:15 p.m.          $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (gr. I)

Saturday, October 25, 2008
9:00 a.m.          Gates Open
11:00 a.m.        Winner’s Circle Restaurant Open
12:10 p.m.        Post Time/First Breeders’ Cup Post Time
12:20 p.m.        Handicapping seminar with Michael Chamberlain & Martha Claussen (Club Level)
5:45 p.m.          $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I)

WHERE:        Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064

Winner’s Circle Dining package
$35 per person*
• Admission
• $2 Wagering Coupon
• Seat in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant
• Grande Buffet
• Breeders’ Cup Program

Club Seat package $15 per person*
• Admission
• $2 Wagering Coupon
• Reserved Club Seat
• Concession Entrée
• Small Beer or Soda
• Breeders’ Cup Program

*NOTE: Ticket packages are available for Saturday, October 25 only.

INFO:             For more information, call 281-807-8760 or visit

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