News & Updates
EM HIGH COUNTRY IMPRESSIVE FASTEST QUALIFIER TO THE $155,880 SIRES’ CUP FUTURITY (RG3) AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
His Time To Deal Will Lead the Field for the 89,180 Sires’ Cup Derby
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park hosted trials Friday night for the $89,180 Sires’ Cup Derby and the $155,880 Sires’ Cup Futurity (RG3). Daily showers in Houston throughout the week, so the card began on a muddy racetrack, but was upgraded to good prior to the trial races.
Tough Decision Looming for Jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. who Qualified the Top Two Juveniles
HOUSTON, TX -Nine trials for the $435,910 TQHA Sale Futurity took place at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday, July 9 with many exceptional performances, but none greater than Hock It To You, who set the fastest time in the final trial of the night.
Trainer Alonso Neri Saddles the Winner of Two of the Three Trials
HOUSTON, TX -Sam Houston Race Park hosted three 400-yard trials on a soggy Thursday night for the $207,950 Retama Park Derby. The 20-day Retama Park Quarter Horse meet is currently underway at Sam Houston Race Park while the Selma, Texas racetrack makes repairs due to structural damages caused by sub-freezing temperatures in February.
THRILLING FINISHES IN THE $50,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES, $50,000 SELMA STAKES, $50,000 KING WILLIAM STAKES AND $50,000 TOWER OF THE AMERICAS STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Owner Patrick Richardson Wins Two of the Four Stakes
Viva Le Don Scores Again in the $50,000 San Marcos Stakes
The first feature of the evening, the $50,000 San Marcos Stakes with Viva Le Don securing his second 870 yard stakes of the season.
SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK TO HOST THE $50,000 SAN MARCOS STAKES, $50,000 SELMA STAKES, $50,000 KING WILLIAM STAKES AND $50,000 TOWER OF THE AMERICAS STAKES ON FRIDAY, JULY 2
Post Time of 6:45 pm (Central) for the Ten Race Program
HOUSTON, TX –The Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse season continues this week with live racing set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:45 pm (Central). On Friday, July 2, the northwest Houston racetrack will host four stakes, ranging from 330 yards to 870 yards. Several previous stakes winners are in the fields as well as some notable veterans making their first start in Houston.
Jockey Victor Urieta Jr. Wins Both Features
HOUSTON, TX –Three times was the charm for Beduino La Jolla who became a stakes winner this evening winning the $50,000 Friendship Stakes for 3-year-old accredited Texas-breds. Owned by Carlos Ponce, the son of Separtist out of the Streakin La Jolla mare Southern La Jolla won his last two starts at Sam Houston Race Park and advanced confidently to the stakes level under jockey Victor Urieta, Jr.
Opening Day Features the $50,000 Friendship Stakes and La Villita Stakes
HOUSTON, TX – As previously reported, the Retama Park Quarter Horse live racing season, originally scheduled to begin June 24, will take place at Sam Houston Race Park. The transfer of dates was deemed necessary due to damage incurred by Retama Park as a result of the winter storm that affected Texas in February. Sub-freezing temperatures for a period of five days, along with subsequent damage from broken water pipes and sprinklers, caused significant damage to the grandstand, barn area and racing office. Repairs are underway but cannot be completed prior to the upcoming live Quarter Horse racing season.
Five Additional Stakes for Texas-Breds Including the Jesse Yoakum 870 Stakes Were Contested
HOUSTON, TX – Texas Quarter Horse breeders shared their pride when Sam Houston Race Park hosted six stakes races on Saturday, June 12. Here are the recaps of the featured events.