Jan 25

2025 Houston Betting Championship at Sam Houston Race Park

5 Free Feeders on Saturday, Jul 13, Jul 20, Aug 3, Aug 10, and Aug 17 --- 11 Qualifiers starting Aug 24 through Jan 24 --- For details see below

Event Times

  • Doors Open: 10:30am
    Time: TBA

Contest Details & Registration

Saturday, January 25, 2025 (Tentative Date)

  • $1,500 Bankroll Live Money Contest - You keep Your Ending Bankroll in all Circumstances

  • 2 BCBC & 4 NHC Seats Awarded (Choice of 2025 or 2026 for NHC) 

  • 2024 NHC Tour Points Subject to NTRA Rules

  • Contest Races Will Consist of All HOU Races Plus 16 Simulcast Races (8 from Gulfstream Park and 8 from Oaklawn Park)

  • Maximum of 150 Entries - Limit Two Entries per Person

  • On-line Registration Form To Come

  • Mail-in Registration Form To Come

  • Send any Questions or Comments to Mike Steindler mike.steindler@pennentertainment.com

Feeders And Qualifiers To The 2025 Houston Betting Championship



  • Daily Feeders and weekly qualifiers will begin in November and continue through the week of the Houston Betting Championship in January at  HorseTourneys,com .


  • There will be 5 free feeders.
  • The format will be mythical $2 win place wagers on each feeder race for that day with caps of 20-1 and 10-1.
  •  All selections will be due by the entry deadline on forms to be provided on the day of the feeder. Each person must complete and deposit his own form. One entry per person. The entry deadline for each feeder will be announced by Wednesday of the applicable week.
  •  The two entries with the highest mythical winnings for each feeder will receive a free $250 bankroll to any one of the live money on-site qualifiers listed below (except the qualifiers on January 18 and 24 which will require a $500 live money bankroll). In addition, the winner of each feeder will receive $350 in cash, and the second place finisher will revcieve $150.
  • The winner(s) of any qualifier receives a $1500 bankroll for the Houston Betting Championship.
  • In addition, the person with the most cumulative mythical winnings over all the feeders wins a $1500 bankroll to the Houston Betting Championship.
  • Click here for complete feeder rules


  • Saturday, July 13 --- Last 8 races at Saratoga (Opening Day)
  • Saturday, July 20 --- Haskell Invitational Day --- 12 total races from Monmouth Park, Saratoga, and Del Mar
  • Saturday, August 3 --- Whitney Day at Saratoga --- Final 8 races from Saratoga and first four races from Del Mar
  • Saturday, August 10 --- Last 6 races at Saratoga plus selected races from Colonial Downs
  • Saturday, August 17 --- Alabama Day at Saratoga --- Final 6 races at Saratoga plus first 4 races at Del Mar



  • $250 live money bankroll required ($500 for January 18 and January 24)
  • You keep ending your ending bankroll regardless of anything else. (Even if you are disqualified for any violation of the rules, you keep your ending bankroll.)
  • In the $250 qualifiers, must wager at least $50 dollars on 5 different races. In the $500 qualifiers, must wager at least $100 on 5 different races.
  • Permitted wagers are win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, and doubles.
  • For the $250 qualifiers, one $1500 bankroll to the Houston Betting Championship is guaranteed for up to 19 entries.  Thereafter one additional bankroll will be awarded for every 20 entries (i.e. 2 bankrolls at 20 entries, 3 bankrolls at 40 entries, etc.). 
  • For the $500 qualifiers, one $1500 bankroll to the Houston Betting Championship is guaranteed for up to 14 entries.  Thereafter one additional bankroll will be awarded for every 15 entries (i.e. 2 bankrolls at 15 entries, 3 bankrolls at 30 entries, etc.). 
  • Person(s) with the highest ending bankrolls who meet all wagering and other requirements win the bankroll(s) 
  • Registration and funding of accounts is in person only on the day of each qualifier. Funding is by cash only.  Entry deadline and eligible races for each qualifier will be announced no later than Wednesday before each qualifier.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person.
  • Contest wagering cards for each account will be issued at the time of registration. Must use on self-serves only. Cannot wager with a teller.
  • Qualifier rules are to be posted by July 15!


  • Saturday, August 24 --- Travers Day at Saratoga
  • Saturday, September 21 --- Pa. Derby Day at Parx Racing
  • Saturday, September 28 – Aqueduct and Santa Anita
  • Saturday, October 5 --- Fall Stars Day at Keeneland
  • Saturday, October 19 --- Aqueduct and Keeneland
  • Saturday, November 30 --- Churchill Downs
  • Thursday, December 26 --- Opening Day at Santa Anita
  • Saturday, January 4 --- Opening Weekend SHRP 
  • Saturday, January 18 --- SHRP and Gulfstream
  • Friday, January 24 --- SHRP

Rules For Free Feeders

Click Here to view the Rules for the Feeders 

Feeder Results

Click Here for the July 13 results


Click Here for the July 20 results


Click Here Cumulative results

Hotels - Closest To SHRP

Comfort Suites - Official Partner of the NHC in Houston
8155 North Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064

Phone: 346-206-3300 More Info

Fairfield Inn
10825 North Gessner Road
Houston, Texas 77064
Phone: 832-468-0303 More Info


Staybridge Suites
10750 North Gessner Road
Houston, Texas 77064
Phone: 281-807-3700 More Info


There are two Airports in Houston

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) - Bush IAH is 18 Miles from Sam Houston

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) - Hobby is 30 Miles from Sam Houston