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ARTANIA FEATURING RUSSIAN COSSACK WARRIORS & CIRQUE-STYLE ACROBATS COMING TO SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

SRussian Circus Event Under the Big Top, Produced by Legendary Kantemirov Family of Cossack Riders, Making U.S. Debut For Limited Engagement March 14 – April 12, 2009

    

WHAT:           Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) and Live Nation (www.livenation.com)will present the U.S. debut of Artania (www.kantemirovproduction.com), for a limited engagement run of 4 weeks only, March 14 through April 12, 2009.  The family-oriented event features the legendary Kantemirov Family Cossack warriors, breath-taking horsemanship and cirques-style acrobatic artistry, with a cast of 55 aerial artists, acrobats and more!  Special previews performances will be held Saturday, March 14 & Sunday, March 15, with the general event run of the show beginning Wednesday, March 18.  Tickets go on-sale Saturday, February 14 at 10 a.m. 

Artania takes place in a large custom built air-controlled tent. The successful international show celebrates mankind’s love and admiration of horses and illustrates the harmony between man and nature.  The event features a mystical musical journey and an array of performers providing a mix of artistry, contortion, acrobatics, dance and more!  Artania also includes 19 rare and ancient horses in ornate dressage, showcasing an extraordinary white albino and a horse with a bloodline dating back to Alexander the Great! The show is open to all ages.  Tickets start at $29 and are available online at www.shrp.com and www.livenation.com or 800-211-3381. 

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 www.theshowgrounds.com.

WHEN:          March 14 through April 12, 2009
                       Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays @ 8 p.m.
                       Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. & 8 p.m.
                        Saturdays @ 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
                        Sundays @ 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
                                   
WHERE:       Under the Big Top at Sam Houston Race Park    
                      7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W
                      Houston, Texas 77064
                      (281)-807-8700

TICKETS:     $29, $49, $69 General Admission; Family 4-Pack; $125 Premium/VIP package available online at www.shrp.com/Calendar, www.livenation.com or 800-211-3381.

INFO:             For more information visit www.shrp.com.

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