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Equine Piroplasmosis Control Efforts to be Enforced for Upcoming Live Racing Meet Which Opens Friday, November 27, 2009


HOUSTON (November 2, 2009)—Sam Houston Race Park (  announces shipping requirements for 2009/2010 Thoroughbred meet in response to Critical Tick Disease Control Effort and Equine Piroplasmosis

Effective immediately, horses originating from any premise under quarantine for Equine Piroplasmosis shall not enter Sam Houston Race Park.  Horse entering from any part of Kleburg County or adjacent counties (Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks and Kennedy) not under quarantine may enter Sam Houston Race Park so long as animals are accompanied by a certificate of Veterinary Inspection prepared and signed by an accredited veterinarian within fourteen (14) days and these horse will be required to be in an isolated area only while at Sam Houston Race Park.

Sam Houston Race Park recommends that all horses shipping in, regardless of origin, be inspected by a veterinarian for ticks upon arrival.  The Park anticipates that these policies may change in the near future so horsemen are encouraged to check the overnight and horsemen’s information section at for updates.

Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located just 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 outdoor concert 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.      

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