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HOUSTON, TX – Live Thoroughbred racing resumes at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday, January 6 and will continue through April 8. Officials recently announced a transition to afternoon racing each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm (Central). Holiday Monday racing, also at 1:00 pm, will take place on Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day. Admission will be $5.00 on all live racing days for the upcoming season.
HOUSTON, TX – Live racing returns on Friday, January 6, 2023 with several changes planned for its 43-day Thoroughbred meet. The Thoroughbred meet will feature afternoon racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm (Central). Holiday Monday racing, also at 1:00 pm, will take place on Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day.
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.