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Legendary Jockey Comes To Houston For Evening of Live Racing, Autograph Signing and Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 5, 2010


HOUSTON (July 30, 2010)—Meet Legendary Hall Of Fame Jockey Pat Day!  Racing fans are invited to Sam Houston Race Park ( for a special evening of live racing events along with the opportunity to meet Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day on Thursday, August 5th. 

Mr. Day will be on-hand mingling with fans, signing autographs and posing for photos starting at 7 p.m. in an effort to raise money for the race track chaplaincy and the disabled jockey’s fund.

Pat Day is one of the most famous names in horse racing history.  His career highlights include being the four-time recipient of the Eclipse Award for Most Outstanding Jockey.  Before retiring in 2005, he amassed over 8,800 career wins including the 1992 Kentucky Derby, 1991 Canadian Triple Crown and is the all time leading rider at Churchill Downs.  Day also participated in the inaugural Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park in 1984.  He won the race aboard Wild Again after a tight three-horse race with a photo finish. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1991.  Day has been involved in the chaplaincy for many years and tours the country supporting jockey charities, racing facilities and more annually.

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 outstanding 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    

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