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2018 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK THOROUGHBRED MEET KICKS OFF FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

Camel and Ostrich Racing Returns on Friday and Saturday

Sam Houston Race Park is in final preparations for its 2018 live racing season. Friday January 19 is opening night of the Thoroughbred meet which continues through March 17. A blustery winter storm, which forced school closings on Tuesday, will be gone by Thursday, with a promising weather forecast for this weekend.  Post time is 7:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm (Central) on Saturday. The family-friendly Camel and Ostrich Races will take place both evenings at the northwest Houston racetrack.

THE FUN IS BACK AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK IN 2018

Opening Weekend to Feature Camel & Ostrich Races

Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) will open its 24th Annual Live Racing Season with the kick off of the 2018 Thoroughbred Meet on Friday, January 19th! The meet will once again feature the single, richest thoroughbred racing day in Texas- the Houston Racing Festival, on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 with a post time of 12pm.  The Houston Racing Festival will feature the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (GIII), the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (GIII), the $75,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint, the $50,000 Bara Lass Stakes, the $50,000 Groovy Stakes, and the $50,000 Houston Distaff. 

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018

Training Hours Commence on Monday, December 18

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 25th live racing season on Friday, January 19. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet continues through March 17.  

The barn area opened on December 11 with training hours set to commence on Monday, December 18.

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ANNOUNCES 2018 THOROUGHBRED STAKES SCHEDULE

Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) is pleased to announce the scheduled dates for all stakes races during our 2018 Thoroughbred Meet. The 24th racing season is set to begin on January 19th, 2018 and will feature 20 stakes races worth over $1.5 million. The stakes program is highlighted by the Houston Racing Festival on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. This year’s festival will feature six stake races totaling $825,000 in purse money headlined by the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic and Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Cup.

15th Annual ZiegenBock Festival at Sam Houston Race Park To Continue as Scheduled on Saturday, October 14th!

2 for 1 Tickets Available Now Through October 8th

Long-Running Texas Music Festival features Aaron Lewis, Josh Abbott Band, Blackberry Smoke, Whiskey Meyers, Shooter Jennings, Lucas Nelson and Promise of the Real, and 14 more Texas Favorites!

6th ANNUAL CCA TEXAS CONCERT FOR CONSERVATION CANCELLED DUE TO CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE HARVEY

Refunds To Be Given To All Ticket Purchasers

Amid the devastation caused to the greater Houston area, as well as the entire Texas coast, Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) has decided to cancel this years’ CCA Texas Concert for Conservation planned for September 9th.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2017 SOMETHING WICKED MUSIC FESTIVAL!

This Year’s Something Wicked Returns To Sam Houston Race Park On October 28th & 29th For Halloween Weekend!

HOUSTON, TX (July 19th, 2017)—Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) is pleased to once again partner up with Something Wicked for Houston’s favorite Halloween Music Festival. This year’s festival theme will be “The Asylum.” 

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK WELCOMES BACK ZIEGENBOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR 15TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

Headlining This Year’s Performances Will Be Aaron Lewis and Josh Abbott Band, With Special Guests Whiskey Myers, Blackberry Smoke, + Many Others!

Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) is pleased to announce the return of the 15th Annual ZiegenBock Music Festival on October 14th, 2017! Gates will open at 11am with the first performances kicking off at 11:30am!

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