News & Updates
By Martha Claussen
It’s no secret that owners, trainers and jockeys are very pleased with the purse increases at Sam Houston Race Park as well as the 43% boost announced for the upcoming live racing season at Lone Star Park.
HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will present four stakes on Saturday, February 22 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit; $75,000 Two Altazano; $75,000 Houston Turf and $75,000 Miss Houston Turf. The inaugural event serves as a preview for next month’s Texas Champions Day, which will feature seven stakes showcasing the established and rising stars of the Texas Thoroughbred industry.
MARTHA CLAUSSEN WRITES ABOUT THE DAVIDSON FAMILY AND TEXAS RACING
It’s always nice to see the smiles from the winning connections in the Sam Houston Race Park winner’s circle. On Wednesday, February 12, a popular mother and daughter duo had their pictures taken, not once, but twice. It was a great day for trainer Sarah Davidson and her mom, Colleen.
BY MARTHA CLAUSSEN
On Saturday, February 8, there were snow flurries at Turfway Park, in Florence, Kentucky. But at Sam Houston Race Park, jockey DeShawn Parker was happily booting home three winners on a balmy 66 degree evening under a full moon. Was he happy about that? Heck yes!
MARTHA CLAUSSEN WRITES ABOUT TRAINER DANNY PISH AND HIS CONNECTION TO RACING IN TEXAS
Texas racing fans have cashed plenty of tickets when backing trainer Danny Pish. Since saddling his first winner in 1995, Pish has won over 2,400 races with almost equal numbers in second and third-place finishers. His horses have earned $36 million, and he has been steadfast in his allegiance to racing in the Lone Star state.
BODECREAM SENSATIONAL IN THE INAUGURAL RUNNING OF THE $200,000 TEXAS TURF MILE AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Mr Money Bags, Real News and Winning Envelope Notch Stakes Victories on the Houston Racing Festival Undercard
HOUSTON, TX- While the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf may have attracted the greatest interest from the media and the national racing audience, there were some highly impressive victories in the four Houston Racing Festival undercard stakes. Here are the recaps for the $200,000 Texas Turf Mile, $100,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint, $75,000 Stonerside Sprint and $75,000 Jersey Lilly Turf.
Dot Matrix Defeats Solid Field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup
(Houston, TX) – A very successful renewal of the Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston Race Park took place on Sunday afternoon with exhilarating performances in both the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup.
$200,000 TEXAS TURF MILE DRAWS FULL FIELD IN ITS FIRST RUNNING IN THE HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Six Stakes Including the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic and Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Will be Contested on Sunday, January 26
HOUSTON, TX- The excitement is building for the Houston Racing Festival on Sunday, January 26 at Sam Houston Race Park. A special post time of 1:20 pm (CT) has been set for the marquee day of the 2020 Thoroughbred meet with six featured stakes. As previously reported, two graded stakes will be contested, the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf.