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RECORD HANDLE NUMBERS POSTED IN THE 2021 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK THOROUGHBRED LIVE RACING SEASON

Steve Asmussen Was Honored as Leading Trainer and Owner of the Meet Stewart Elliott Clinched the Leading Rider Title

(Houston, TX) – The Sam Houston Race Park closed the curtain on a highly successful Thoroughbred live racing season on Saturday, April 3. The 43-day meet, which began on January 8, was one of the best since the northwest Houston racetrack opened in 1994.

THREE HOUSTON SHOWCASE NIGHT STAKES CLOSE OUT THE 2021 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK THOROUGHBRED MEET ON A HIGH NOTE

Trainer Brad Cox and Jockey Diego Saenz Won Both Turf Stakes on the Card

HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park closed out its 2021Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, April 3 with Houston Showcase Night Three exciting finishes on the newly formed racing event capped a very successful meet on a high note!

THREE HOUSTON SHOWCASE NIGHT STAKES WILL BE CONTESTED SATURDAY, APRIL 3 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

The Meet’s Leading Owner, Trainer and Jockey will be honored on the Final Night of the 2021 Thoroughbred Racing Season

HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will close out its 2021Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, April 3 with three stakes and the presentation of the end of the meet awards to the leading owner, trainer and jockey.

TEXAS THOROUGHBREDS PACKED A PUNCH IN THE SEVEN TEXAS CHAMPIONS DAY STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Direct Dial and Ima Discreet Lady Returned With Back-to-Back Stakes Wins this Season

 

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday, March 20 with seven Texas Champions Day stakes. It was an exceptional renewal of the annual racing event with many compelling story lines. Several undisputed favorites did not disappoint and there were plenty of impressive performances from first-time stakes winners.  From the $100,000 Spirit of Texas to the final stakes on the card, the $100,000 Yellow Rose, there were thrills for each of the connections as well as racing fans in Houston and those watching via simulcasting.

SEVEN TEXAS CHAMPIONS STAKES TO BE CONTESTED ON SATURDAY, MARCH 20 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Purses for Each of the Features for Texas-bred Boosted to $100,000 This Year

HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will present seven stakes on Saturday, March 20 saluting  accredited Texas-breds. Since 1994, Texas Champions Day, with features on both the main track and Connally Turf Course, has served as a tribute to the breeders, owners and Thoroughbreds in the Lone Star state. 

 

THE 2021 QUARTER HORSE SEASON AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, APRIL 23

Stakes Named for Prominent Texas Horsemen John Buchanan and Jesse Yoakum

TEXAS THOROUGHBREDS TOOK CENTER STAGE ON TEXAS PREVIEW NIGHT AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

By Martha Claussen

HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park hosted a successful edition of Texas Preview tonight, one week later than originally planned. The winter storm that rocked Texas with sub-freezing temperatures and icy road conditions forced the cancelation of the entire week of racing at the northwest Houston racetrack.

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