News & Updates
The $1.3 Million Dollar Stakes Program Will Begin with the Houston Racing Festival on Sunday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m.
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2019 live racing season on Friday, January 25. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet will continue through Saturday, March 30.
Officials have announced that Friday and Saturday racing will begin at 7:00 pm (Central) and the Tuesday and Wednesday matinee programs will get underway at 12 noon. Post time for the Houston Racing Festival, which is the premier stakes day of the season on Sunday, January 27, will be 1:00 p.m
GATES OPENING TIME FOR 16TH ANNUAL ZIEGENBOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL DELAYED FROM 11AM TO 1PM DUE TO WEATHER
HOUSTON, TX — Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) and Live Nation have moved the start time for today’s ZiegenBock Music Festival from 11am to 1pm due to this morning’s thunderstorms.
SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 2019 LIVE RACING DATES -- CELEBRATING ITS 25TH YEAR OF HORSE RACING
Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing Returns January 25th, 2019
HOUSTON, TX (August 24th, 2018)— Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) has announced their upcoming Live Racing Calendar for both the Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse Meets to take place in 2019 - marking the beginning of their 25th Anniversary Season. Horse racing returns on Friday, January 25th with the start of the 2019 Thoroughbred Meet which consists of 32 live racing days.
LEADING JOCKEY, TRAINER AND OWNER OF THE MEET TITLES WERE PRESENTED ON SATURDAY, MAY 12 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Positive Handle Numbers Noted on Opening Night and for Sam Houston Futurity Trials
The 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse Meet concluded on Saturday, May 12 with ten races and the presentation of the End of the Meet awards. The 20-day live racing season began on March 30 and featured 12 stakes highlighted by the $440,600 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on April 28.
Trainer Abelardo Flores, Jr. Wins Two Stakes on the Closing Night Card
Sam Houston Race Park closed out its 2018 Quarter Horse live racing season with an excellent card featuring three stakes and the presentation of the end of meet awards to the leading owner, jockey and trainer.
$50,000 SAM HOUSTON CLASSIC (G2), $15,000 TEXAS TWISTER AND $25,000 GOVERNORS’ CUP MARATHON CLOSE OUT THE 2018 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK QUARTER HORSE LIVE RACING SEASON
Leading Owner, Jockey and Trainer Awards Will Also be Presented on Saturday, May 12
The final night of the 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse live racing season is Saturday, May 12. The ten-race card will feature three stakes: the $50,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2); the $25,000 Governors’ Cup Marathon and the $15,0000 Texas Twister. The meet’s leading owner, jockey and trainer will also be honored in between races on Saturday evening.
Sam Houston Race Park hosted a Star Wars Celebration on Friday, May 4 and the “force” was definitely with Thecartelofmiracle who dominated his rivals in the $20,000 Sam Houston Stakes.
SIMULCAST OF THE 144th KENTUCKY DERBY AND LIVE QUARTER HORSE RACING SET FOR SATURDAY AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Special 1:00 pm Live Racing Post Time on Saturday, May 5
Sam Houston Race Park will present an action-packed weekend of live racing and the always thrilling simulcast of the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby. Live racing resumes on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 pm with the $20,000 Sam Houston Stakes as the weekend’s lone stakes feature.