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Apr 29

Derby Dog Dash

Live Quarter Horse Racing

Derby Dog Dash will feature some of the cutest small dogs in Houston including Wiener Dog Races & Corgi Races here at 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. 

Come check out Roger Creager LIVE at the Sam Houston Race Park! Don’t miss out on some of his top hits like “Long Way to Mexico”, “Having Fun All Wrong”, and “Things Look Good Around Here”. He’ll be taking the Bud Light Stage immediately following the Quarter Horse racing.

Stakes Races: 

$483,700 Sam Houston Futurity

$197,600 Sam Houston Derby

$48,360 Sam Houston Juvenile Stakes

Trial Races:

Adequan Texas Derby Challenge Trials


First post time will be 6pm.




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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 (before 8pm): $7

Includes admittance for live racing before 8pm and access to the concert!

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


Advanced General Admission (after 8pm): $15

Advanced ticket price for after 8pm entry; includes live racing and concert.


Day of General Admission (After 8pm): $25

Purchase at the gate for after 8pm entry: includes live racing and concert.

VIP Package: $75


General Admission to Live Racing

Reserved Counter Seat for Live Racing

General Admission to the concert

VIP Lounge Pass for the concert: (includes seating inside with private bar; and seating outside with a view of the concert stage)


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.

Prohibited Items

Chairs, Umbrellas, Video Camera’s, Audio Recording Devices, Laser Pointers, Wallet Chains, Spike Jewelry, Bootleg Merchandise, Cans, Bottles, Containers of any kind, Weapons (including pocket knives), Coolers, Obscene or indecent clothing or signage, Outside food or beverage, Playpens, Large bags, Book bags, Selfie Sticks

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