Request For 50-Day Thoroughbred Meet Granted at Tuesday’s Texas Racing Commission Meeting
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2022 live racing season on Thursday, January 6 with an expanded 50-day Thoroughbred meet. The Thoroughbred meet will conclude on Saturday, April 9. The dates were approved by the Texas Racing Commission on Tuesday, July 27.
THE $435,910 TQHA SALE FUTURITY (RG2) AND $207,950 RETAMA PARK DERBY HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY’S CARD AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Post Time Moved Up to 6:25 pm (Central) for the 11-Race Card
HOUSTON, TX -Nine trials for the ftook place at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday, July 9. Each of the entrants had passed through the 2020 TQHA Yearling Sale with the promise of a lucrative payday if they were to win this futurity one year later.
TEXAS SUMMER SHOWDOWN ON FRIDAY, JULY 30 KICKS OFF THE STAKES ACTION THIS WEEKEND AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Six Stakes for Texas-Breds on Friday Night with the $435,910 TQHA Sale Futurity and $207,905 Retama Park Derby on Saturday, July 31
HOUSTON, TX –Live Quarter Horse racing returns to Sam Houston Race Park this week with the first two four-day cards, beginning on Wednesday, July 28. Stakes action will be plentiful beginning on Friday, July 30 with Texas-breds in six Texas Summer Showdown stakes and the $435,910 TQHA Sale Futurity and $207,905 Retama Park Derby on Saturday, July 31.
EM HIGH COUNTRY IMPRESSIVE FASTEST QUALIFIER TO THE $155,880 SIRES’ CUP FUTURITY (RG3) AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
His Time To Deal Will Lead the Field for the 89,180 Sires’ Cup Derby
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park hosted trials Friday night for the $89,180 Sires’ Cup Derby and the $155,880 Sires’ Cup Futurity (RG3). Daily showers in Houston throughout the week, so the card began on a muddy racetrack, but was upgraded to good prior to the trial races.
Tough Decision Looming for Jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. who Qualified the Top Two Juveniles
HOUSTON, TX -Nine trials for the $435,910 TQHA Sale Futurity took place at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday, July 9 with many exceptional performances, but none greater than Hock It To You, who set the fastest time in the final trial of the night.
Trainer Alonso Neri Saddles the Winner of Two of the Three Trials
HOUSTON, TX -Sam Houston Race Park hosted three 400-yard trials on a soggy Thursday night for the $207,950 Retama Park Derby. The 20-day Retama Park Quarter Horse meet is currently underway at Sam Houston Race Park while the Selma, Texas racetrack makes repairs due to structural damages caused by sub-freezing temperatures in February.
THRILLING FINISHES IN THE $50,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES, $50,000 SELMA STAKES, $50,000 KING WILLIAM STAKES AND $50,000 TOWER OF THE AMERICAS STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Owner Patrick Richardson Wins Two of the Four Stakes
Viva Le Don Scores Again in the $50,000 San Marcos Stakes
The first feature of the evening, the $50,000 San Marcos Stakes with Viva Le Don securing his second 870 yard stakes of the season.
SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK TO HOST THE $50,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES, $50,000 SELMA STAKES, $50,000 KING WILLIAM STAKES AND $50,000 TOWER OF THE AMERICAS STAKES ON FRIDAY, JULY 2
Post Time of 6:45 pm (Central) for the Ten Race Program
HOUSTON, TX –The Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse season continues this week with live racing set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:45 pm (Central). On Friday, July 2, the northwest Houston racetrack will host four stakes, ranging from 330 yards to 870 yards. Several previous stakes winners are in the fields as well as some notable veterans making their first start in Houston.