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span style="caret-color:#000000">span style="font-variant-caps:normal">span style="letter-spacing:normal">span style="text-transform:none">span style="widows:auto">span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto">(Austin, Texas – September 17, 2021) – The Texas Thoroughbred Association has released an online video honoring the 2020 Texas Champions and human award winners. Traditionally the TTA would have an in-person awards ceremony, but one will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NICK TAMMARO WILL SERVE AS THE VOICE OF SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK WHEN THE 2022 LIVE RACING SEASON COMMENCES ON JANUARY 6
Houston Native is a Nationally Recognized Handicapper and Morning Line Oddsmaker
Sam Houston Race Park is pleased to announce that Nick Tammaro will assume the role of track announcer when the 2022 live racing season gets underway on January 6. The Houston native will call races for the 50-day Thoroughbred live racing season as well as the 25-day Quarter Horse meet, which runs from April 22-June 18.
Valiant Tiberias Wins the $55,726 Bank of America Texas Challenge
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park hosted a stakes-filled 11 race card on Saturday, August 7 to wrap up its 2021 Quarter Horse live racing season. The evening also concluded by honoring leading owner John Boegner; trainer Juan Diaz, Jr. and jockey Victor Urieta, Jr.
Five Stakes Including the $55,726 Bank of America Texas Challenge Will be Contested
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park presents the final four days of the 2021 Quarter Horse live racing season with evening cards set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Friday, August 6th program includes two Graded Arabian Stakes. Fillies and mares will compete in the one-mile $30,000-added Texas Arabian Oaks (G3) and their male counterparts will travel one and one-sixteenth miles in the $30,000-added Texas Arabian Derby G3). Saturday’s finale features five stakes as well as the presentation of the leading owner, trainer and jockey awards.
Da Devil Made Me Doit Tops Fastest Qualifier Tee Britt in the $207,950 Retama Park Derby
HOUSTON, TX -It has been ten years since the $435,910 TQHA Sale Futurity took place at Sam Houston Race Park. on Friday, July 9. Due to a change in the racing calendar, the championship for 2-year-olds who had passed through the annual TQHA Yearling Sale took place at Retama Park. But as a result of damage to the San Antonio racetrack from the February winter storm, the championship returned to Houston and fans were able to see a quality field and effortless performance by Doc McCrocklin.
TEXAS SUMMER SHOWDOWN AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK FEATURED REPEAT STAKES WINNERS AND MORE THAN A FEW SURPRISES
Trainer Rolando Almanza Won Three Stakes on the Friday Night Card
HOUSTON, TX – Sam Houston Race Park hosted an action-packed Quarter Horse card saluting Texas-breds with six Texas Summer Showdown stakes on the program.
Request For 50-Day Thoroughbred Meet Granted at Tuesday’s Texas Racing Commission Meeting
HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2022 live racing season on Thursday, January 6 with an expanded 50-day Thoroughbred meet. The Thoroughbred meet will conclude on Saturday, April 9. The dates were approved by the Texas Racing Commission on Tuesday, July 27.
THE $435,910 TQHA SALE FUTURITY (RG2) AND $207,950 RETAMA PARK DERBY HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY’S CARD AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Post Time Moved Up to 6:25 pm (Central) for the 11-Race Card
HOUSTON, TX -Nine trials for the ftook place at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday, July 9. Each of the entrants had passed through the 2020 TQHA Yearling Sale with the promise of a lucrative payday if they were to win this futurity one year later.