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Participants Awards for Variety of Handicapping Contests for December 2008


HOUSTON (December 11, 2008)—Sam Houston Race Park ( would like to congratulate the winners of the December handicapping contests. 
The Showvivor Handicapping Contest, one of the longest running and most popular handicapping contests held at The Park, produced a four-way tie between winning contestants Huyen Chang, Johnnie Courtney, Robert Currieri and James Gossett on Thursday, December 4.  The winners, all of Houston, were each awarded a $25 wagering voucher.

Houston native Shannon Herold proved she knows football and racing, taking home top honors and 20,000 Park Rewards points in the Pigskin & Horsehide Handicapping Contest on Sunday, December 7. 

In the Yule Tide with 5-Wide Holiday Contest, held on Saturday, December 6, Al Saldinger claimed first place, banking 25,000 points in his Park Rewards account.  Following in second place was Joe Hamilton, winning 15,000 Park Rewards points and third place finisher with 7,500 Park Rewards points awarded, was Michele Steinhauser.

Park Rewards is one of the most creative loyalty programs in the racing industry today, offering greater variety and flexibility for members with the ability to play more and earn more in order to redeem points for a variety of awards and redemptions. Upon enrollment, members will receive 1,000 bonus points, which can be redeemed for a complimentary $5 wagering voucher.  To enroll in the Park Rewards program for 2009, please visit the Player’s Lounge.  For more information, call 281-807-8801.

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

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