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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 ( and Live Nation ( present the U.S. debut of Artania (, 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 and 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

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

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

INFO:             For more information visit

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