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Final Weeks of Live Quarter Horse Racing, Verizon Wireless Concert Series and Fan Appreciation Celebration Set for September 2008


WHAT:           Sam Houston Race Park ( marks the end of an exciting summer of live racing and live music events as The Park features live American Quarter Horse racing every Friday and Saturday night through September 13, 2008, along with top-graded stakes races including the Blue Bonnet Stakes, the Sam Houston Futurity (G1), the Sam Houston Derby (G2) and the TQHA Claiming Futurity.

In addition, The Showgrounds ( will close its inaugural concert season with performances from Jack Ingram and Shooter Jennings, the final artists of the Verizon Wireless post-race concert series on the Bud Light stage.   

To celebrate a successful live racing and concert season, The Park will host Fan Appreciation Week with specials, events, contests and more beginning Monday, September 1 through Saturday, September 6, 2008.

WHO:             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. 


WHERE:        Sam Houston Race Park

                        The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park 

                        7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W

                        Houston, Texas 77064

                        (800) 211-3381 concert tickets

                        (281) 807-8760 racing tickets


TICKETS:      Concert tickets start at $15

                        Live racing tickets start at $4

                        Tickets and information available,


INFO:             For more information, call (281) 807-8760.

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