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14 Stakes Races Over 27-day Meet and the Return of Monday Racing Highlight the 2011 Live Thoroughbred Meet


WHAT:           Live Thoroughbred Racing returns to Sam Houston Race Park ( on Friday, January 21, 2011.  The 18th Annual Live Thoroughbred Racing Meet will be highlighted by one of the strongest stakes schedules since The Park’s opening in 1994 with 14 stakes races totaling $1.1 million in purses over the course of the 27-day meet.  The Park is also pleased to announce the return of Monday racing, which was first introduced in March 2010.

Live Thoroughbred racing will feature a major stakes event every Saturday with the meet concluding on Monday, March 7th. Live racing events will be held every Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (7 p.m.), Sunday (5 p.m.) and Monday (1:20 p.m.).


Texas Champions Day 01.22.11

                $100,000 Star of Texas Stakes
                $50,000 Richard King Stakes
                $50,000 Spirit of Texas Stakes
                $50,000 San Jacinto Stakes
                $50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes
                $50,000 Bara Lass Stakes
                $50,000 Groovy Stakes

$200,000 Connally Turf Cup (G3) 01.29.11
$50,000 Jersey Lilly Stakes 02.05.11
$50,000 Rail Splitter Stakes 02.12.11
Texas Staillions Day 02.19.11

                $100,000 Jim's Orbit Stakes
                $100,000 Two Altazano Stakes               

$50,000 Sam Houston Distaff 02.26.11
$150,000 MAXXAM Gold Cup 03.05.11


Live American Quarter Horse racing will start on Friday, March 11th and run through Sunday, May 15th with races every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Park’s Racing Department is currently working with the Texas Quarter Horse Association (TQHA) and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) on setting the 18th Annual American Quarter Horse stakes schedule. For the full calendar of Sam Houston Race Park’s 2011 live race dates, visit

WHO:             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 the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club.  Sam Houston Race Park Platinum Partners include Bud Light and Champion Energy Services.  For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit

WHEN:           Live Thoroughbred Racing
                        January 21 – March 7

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

TICKETS:      General Admission $6 adults; $4 Senior Citizens; children 12 and under FREE. General Parking is FREE.

INFO:             For more information, call 281-807-8700 or visit

For the full calendar of Sam Houston Race Park’s 2011 live race dates, visit Click Here.

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