May 6

Kentucky Derby Day

Live Quarter Horse Racing

Come out to our Kentucky Derby Day and see live American Quarter Horse racing from Sam Houston Race Park!

Don’t forget to wear your Kentucky Derby hat, you could win up to $500!!

Prizes include: $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $150 for third place winner.  Turn in your entry form at the center of the club level no later than 2pm if you are interested in the contest. Gates will open at 9am, and the first race will begin at 1pm.


Stakes Races:

Governor's Cup Marathon

Texas Twister Stakes


Interested in participating in the Derby Hat Contest?  Visit us in the center of the club level before races 1-3 to register.  The hat contest will start after race 3.

Early Bird Wagering will be available starting at 7:30am at the Valet Parking Circle.

Advanced Wagering will be available all day Friday for all of the Saturday card from Churchill Downs.


2017 Kentucky Derby Weekend Info


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Event Times

  • Gates: Gates will open at 9:00am
    Live Racing: 1:00 PM

Ticket Prices

General Admission:$7

($4 for Children 4-12 and Seniors 62+; and FREE for Children under 4)


Reserved Counter Seat- $11

Includes: admission and a reserved seat in our counter seat section 
($8 for Children 4-12 and Seniors 62+ and $4 for Children under 4)


Winner’s Circle Restaurant - $50

Includes:  admission, Premium Buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity



For more information on what Sam Houston Race Park has to offer groups of 
10 or more call 281-807-8750.

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