News & Updates
BLUSTERY CONDITIONS DID NOT AFFECT THE TREMENDOUS EFFORTS FROM FIVE STAKES WINNERS ON TEXAS PREVIEW DAY AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Jockey Fernando Jara Won Three of the Five Stakes
HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park hosted Texas Preview Day with five stakes saluting Texas Thoroughbreds. The annual event serves as a preview for Texas Champions Day, which will take place on Saturday, March 23 and the majority of today’s winners are expected to point to one of the stakes saluting Texas-breds. Fortunately, there was no rain, but temperatures were in the 40’s with wind gusts up to 28 mph throughout the card. Nevertheless, the Thoroughbreds were undaunted and produced some very entertaining finishes!
First Post is 1:00 pm (Central) for the Ten-Race Program
HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will present Texas Preview Day on Saturday, February 17 featuring stakes on both the main track and Connally Turf Course. The ten-race card begins at 1:00 pm (CT) with several Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) champions and rising stars competing in the $75,000 Two Altazano, $75,000 Houston Turf, $75,000 Jim’s Orbit, $75,000 David E. Hooper and $75,000 Miss Bluebonnet Turf.
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Idaho Native Wins Two Races on the Sunday, February 4, 2024 Card to Clinch the Milestone
HOUSTON, TX - Thoroughbred trainer J. R. Caldwell had a feeling that he would finally clinch his 1,000th career win this weekend at Sam Houston Race Park. He ran second twice on Saturday, February 3 with five entrants on Sunday. He won the second race on the program with Pickingupstrangers for Farmer Fillies Racing and clinched the milestone in the final race on Sunday, February 4 with Jackman’s Ride, owned by Steve Dupy and Randy Chelf. Jockey Rene Diaz rode both winners.
Opening Day of the 25-Day Meet is Friday, April 19
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2024 Quarter Horse racing season on Friday, April 19. The 25-day meet will continue through Saturday, June 15.
TIZ CONSIDERED NOTCHES HIS FIRST STAKES VICTORY IN THE $75,000 GEXA GROOVY AND TOO MUCH KIKI RETURNS TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE IN THE $75,000 BARA LASS AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Texas Pride on Display on the Houston Racing Festival Card
HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park hosted another excellent edition of its annual Houston Racing Festival program on Saturday, January 27. Two features for accredited Texas-breds kicked off the card with impressive performances in both the $75,000 Bara Lass and the $75,000 Gexa Groovy.
DYNADRIVE LIVED UP TO HIS NAME IN THE GRADE 3, $200,000 JOHN B. CONNALLY TURF CUP WITH AN IMPRESSIVE SCORE BY NEAT IN THE BOB BORK TURF MILE AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Jockey Reylu Gutierrez Won Both Turf Stakes on the Houston Racing Festival Card
HOUSTON, TX- For the second year in a row, there were some anxious moments Saturday morning at Sam Houston Race Park when heavy rain pelted the Houston area earlier this week and again on Friday evening. But, thankfully, the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup as well as the $100,000 Bob Bork Texas Turf Mile remained on the grass.
CLASSY BELLAMORE SURGES TO THE WIRE IN THE GRADE 3, $300,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Trainer Steve Asmussen Saddles His Fifth Winner in the Championship for Fillies and Mares
HOUSTON, TX – Four wins was clearly not enough for Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen in Sam Houston Race Park’s Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic. He added a fifth title today with a brilliant finish by Kaleem Shah Inc.’s Bellamore, under a well-timed ride by Sam Houston Race Park’s leading jockey Stewart Elliott.