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Apr 29

Derby Dog Dash and Wiener Dog Races

Live Quarter Horse Racing

Derby Dog Dash with some of the cutest small dogs in Houston and Wiener Dog Races Return to Sam Houston Race Park.  Don’t miss this family and dog friendly event!  Bring your kids and dogs to see over 50 of the cutest race contestants we have had at Sam Houston Race Park take the track between our live horse races.

Four legged friends will not be allowed in the grandstand, but can view the races from outside by the track, or over at our pet friendly Pavilion. 


Stakes Races: 

$100,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2)

Sam Houston Derby (G3) 

Sam Houston Juvenile Stakes

Trial Races:

Adequan Texas Derby Challenge Trials


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Event Times

  • Gates: 10:30 am for simulcast and 4:30pm for live racing
    Live Racing: 6:00 PM

Ticket Prices

General Admission: $7

($4 for Children 4-11 and Seniors over 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 4-11 and Seniors over 62; and $4 for Children under 4)


Winner’s Circle Restaurant: $29.99

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


Registration Form

Interested in entering your dog to race? Download the registration form here: 

2017 derby dash registration form.pdf

Anyone can bring their dog to witness this fun event, we will allow family dogs to enter the Pavilion and watch the races from the Pavilion apron.  Please keep all dogs on a leash, bring clean up supplies, and bring a copy of your dog’s shot records.

*No dogs will be allowed in the grandstands.


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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