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Live Racing Events, The Preakness Stakes Simulcast, Party on The Patio & Blue October Post-Race Concert on Saturday, May 15, 2010


WHAT:          The quest for the Triple Crown continues this weekend with an exciting day of live racing and a simulcast of the 135th Running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown series, at Sam Houston Race Park ( along with Party on the Patio featuring $2 draft beer specials from 4-8 p.m. and a post-race concert from Houston’s own Blue October on Saturday, May 15, 2010. 

Drive-up advance wagering for the Preakness stakes will be available at the North Entrance Gates on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 starting at 7:30 a.m. until simulcast gates open each day.  Saturday’s events include 9 live Quarter Horse races, a simulcast of the Pimlico’s 13-race card featuring the Preakness Stakes on The Park’s 20’x 40’ video board, fantastic dining packages in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Party on the Patio featuring $2 draft beer (available from 4-8 p.m. only).

Rock out after racing with the 2010 Verizon Wireless Summer Concert series on the Bud Light Stage featuring hometown rockers Blue October with opening act The Black and White Years.  The first 2,000 fans through concert gates will receive a FREE Verizon Wireless giveaway!  Concert gates open at 8:15 p.m. Concert begins at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 General Admission advanced; $30 VIP advanced, VIP space is limited; $20 General Admission day of show; $35 VIP day of show. For more information call 281.807.8700 or visit

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 the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club. The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages, outdoor, 15,000-capacity venue that hosts annual country, classic rock and contemporary concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, visit

WHEN:           Saturday, May 16, 2009
                        7:30 a.m.         Advance Drive Up Wagering (available until 11 a.m.)
                        9:00 a.m.         Park Gates Open
                        9:45 a.m.         1st Post at Pimlico
                        12:00 p.m.       Winner’s Circle Grande Buffet Opens
                        4:00 p.m.        Live Racing Begins
                        5:12 p.m.        Preakness Stakes Race
                        8:15 p.m.         Concert Gates Open
WHERE:        Sam Houston Race Park
                        7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
                        Houston, Texas 77064

TICKETS:     $35 Winner’s Circle package
                        includes admission, program, tip sheet, Grande Buffet and reserved seating per person.
                        Reserved Club Seat package
                        $19 per person (admission. program, entrée, beverage and reserved club seating)
                        Regular Admission $4 Adults; $2 Senior Citizens; children 12 and under FREE.

PARKING:   FREE General Parking for live racing & concert event.

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

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