Breeders' Cup
November 4-5, 2022

News & Updates

ALI RIVERA, JUAN DIAZ, JR. AND CARLOS PONCE EARN TITLES IN THE 2022 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK QUARTER HORSE MEET

HOUSTON, TX –The 2022 Sam Houston Quarter Horse racing season concluded on Saturday, June 18 with the running of six stakes for Texas-breds and the presentation of the end of the meet awards for leading jockey, trainer and owner.

QUALITY PERFORMANCES FROM TEXAS-BREDS CLOSE OUT THE 2022 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK QUARTER HORSE RACING SEASON

HOUSTON, TX –Texas-breds closed out the 2022 Quarter Horse season at Sam Houston Race Park on  Saturday, June 18. Several familiar names made successful returns to the winner’s circle, including El Tartanero Jess in the Sam Houston 250 Stakes; Dak in the Sam Houston 550Stakes and  Just A Perfect Grace winning her first stakes and Lethal White Veil impressing an enthusiastic crowd with her finish in the Sam Houston Starter Stakes.

HIS TIME TO DEAL CAPTURED THE $108,000 WILLIE HICKMAN MEMORIAL TO CLOSE OUT THE 2022 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK QUARTER HORSE SEASON

Shockinglyfamous Dominated in the $53,250 Jesse Yoakum 870 Memorial

HOUSTON, TX – Sam Houston Race Park saluted Texas-bred Quarter Horses and two horsemen who are deeply missed in the racing community. Both  Willie Hickman, who had many roles in the Sam Houston racing office and trainer Jesse Yoakum were remembered in named stakes on the closing night of the meet.

APOLITICAL DYNAMITE TAKES THE $130,713 JOHN DEERE JUVENILE AND HES JESS DEALIN WINS THE $91,163 ADEQUAN DERBY AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

HOUSTON, TX –Sam Houston Race Park hosted the final of the $130,713 John Deere Juvenile Challenge (G2) and $91,163 Adequan Derby on Thursday, June 16. Trials were run on May 26 to determine the ten qualifiers for both regional qualifying stakes for the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championships.

SIX STAKES ON TAP SATURDAY, JUNE 18 TO CLOSE OUT THE SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK QUARTER HORSE LIVE RACING SEASON

Leading Owner, Trainer and Jockey to be Honored Saturday Evening

HOUSTON, TX – Six stakes saluting Texas-breds will close out the 2022 Quarter Horse season at Sam Houston Race Park on  Saturday, June 18. Post time is 6:45 pm (Central) for the ten-race card, which will also include the presentation of the end of the meet awards for leading owner, trainer and jockey.  

THE $130,713 JOHN DEERE JUVENILE AND $91,163 ADEQUAN DERBY KICK OFF CLOSING WEEK OF THE 2022 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK QUARTER HORSE MEET

Six Additional Stakes Set for Saturday, June 18

HOUSTON, TX – The 2022 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse live racing season will wrap up on Saturday, June 18 with a total of eight stakes races to be contested this week. The Thursday, June 16 card, which gets underway at 4:00 pm (Central) will be highlighted by the final of the $130,713 John Deere Juvenile Challenge (G2) and $91,163 Adequan Derby.

BYE CORONA BYE CLINCHES HIS SECOND MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE YEAR SCORING A VICTORY IN THE $649,710 SAM HOUSTON FUTURITY(G2) AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Orbyson Wins the $72,190 Sam Houston Juvenile

HOUSTON, TX – The richest race of the 2022 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse meet, the $649,719 Sam Houston Futurity (G2), was contested on Saturday, June  4. Carlos Ponce’s Bye Corona Bye who is now a perfect 4-for-4 in his young career.

PROMINENT TEXAS HORSEMEN JOHN BUCHANAN AND LEON BARD HONORED IN STAKES FEATURES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4

HOUSTON, TX – An exceptional night of Quarter Horse racing took place Saturday, June 4 at Sam Houston Race Park with six stakes, highlighted by the $649,710 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). Two features were named in honor of prominent Texas horsemen John Buchanan and Leon Bard.

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