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January 6th, 2022

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TTA Releases Video Honoring 2020 Texas Champions and Human Award Winners

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.

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK CLOSES OUT ITS 2021 LIVE QUARTER HORSE SEASON ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

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.

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK CLOSES OUT ITS 2021 LIVE QUARTER HORSE SEASON ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

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.

FRONT-RUNNING DOC MCCROCKLIN WINS THE $435,910 TQHA SALE FUTURITY (RG2) AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

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.

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022

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.

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