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TEXAS TUESDAY – JOCKEY DAVID CABRERA

By Martha Claussen

When David Cabrera first rode at Sam Houston Race Park seven years ago, fans were curious to see how the young apprentice would fit into a very experienced jockey colony.

SEVEN TEXAS CHAMPIONS STAKES TO BE CONTESTED ON SATURDAY, MARCH 21 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

The Event Will Run Spectator Free, But Will be Streamed Live

HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will present seven stakes on Saturday, March 21 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Star of Texas; $75,000 Groovy Stakes; $75,000 Bara Lass; $75,000 Richard King; $75,000 Spirit of Texas; $75,000 San Jacinto and $75,000 Yellow Rose.  However, due to COVID-19 restrictions set forth by Harris County Officials, only essential Texas Racing Commission licensees are permitted on the grounds. The entire card will be streamed live on shrp.com.

8:00PM UPDATED STATEMENT AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER DWIGHT BERUBE

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK STATEMENT MARCH 12, 2020

FROM VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER DWIGHT BERUBE

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK STATEMENT

VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER DWIGHT BERUBE

TEXAS TUESDAY FEATURE – OWNER STATON FLURRY

By Martha Claussen

Spring is in the air and one of the most endearing benchmarks of this time of year is the birth of our future racehorses! While the breeding farms in Texas had a rough go in recent years, the recent passage of House Bill 2463 has elicited a strong turnaround in 2020.

TEXAS TUESDAY FEATURE – JOCKEY ERNESTO VALDEZ-JIMINEZ

By Martha Claussen

It’s hard to believe that jockey Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez had never ridden a horse until he turned 16.  That’s the year that the teenager with a big smile and bigger dreams left Guerrero, Mexico and came to the United States.

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