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HOUSTON (December 3, 2008)—Sam Houston Race Park ( would like to congratulate Nick Tammaro, winner of the “Last Chance” Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Contest held at The Park on Saturday, November 29.  The win earned Tammaro a berth into the 2008 DRF/ NTRA National Handicapping Championship tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 23 & 24, 2009.
Tammaro, a native Houstonian, has participated in only four handicapping contests and plans to donate 10 % of his earnings from this contest to the Hurricane Ike relief fund.  The year-long DRF/NTRA Handicapping contest provided both novice and experienced horseplayers with a fun and inexpensive way to qualify for the finals and rewarded participants who are adept at picking winning horses.
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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