LEADING JOCKEY, TRAINER AND OWNER OF THE MEET TITLES WERE PRESENTED ON SATURDAY, MAY 12 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Positive Handle Numbers Noted on Opening Night and for Sam Houston Futurity Trials
The 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse Meet concluded on Saturday, May 12 with ten races and the presentation of the End of the Meet awards. The 20-day live racing season began on March 30 and featured 12 stakes highlighted by the $440,600 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on April 28.
Trainer Abelardo Flores, Jr. Wins Two Stakes on the Closing Night Card
Sam Houston Race Park closed out its 2018 Quarter Horse live racing season with an excellent card featuring three stakes and the presentation of the end of meet awards to the leading owner, jockey and trainer.
$50,000 SAM HOUSTON CLASSIC (G2), $15,000 TEXAS TWISTER AND $25,000 GOVERNORS’ CUP MARATHON CLOSE OUT THE 2018 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK QUARTER HORSE LIVE RACING SEASON
Leading Owner, Jockey and Trainer Awards Will Also be Presented on Saturday, May 12
The final night of the 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse live racing season is Saturday, May 12. The ten-race card will feature three stakes: the $50,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2); the $25,000 Governors’ Cup Marathon and the $15,0000 Texas Twister. The meet’s leading owner, jockey and trainer will also be honored in between races on Saturday evening.
Sam Houston Race Park hosted a Star Wars Celebration on Friday, May 4 and the “force” was definitely with Thecartelofmiracle who dominated his rivals in the $20,000 Sam Houston Stakes.
SIMULCAST OF THE 144th KENTUCKY DERBY AND LIVE QUARTER HORSE RACING SET FOR SATURDAY AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Special 1:00 pm Live Racing Post Time on Saturday, May 5
Sam Houston Race Park will present an action-packed weekend of live racing and the always thrilling simulcast of the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby. Live racing resumes on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 pm with the $20,000 Sam Houston Stakes as the weekend’s lone stakes feature.
Serendipity Rocks Pulls the Upset in the $191,900 Sam Houston Derby (G3)
It was a glorious evening at Sam Houston Race Park with ideal weather conditions for the richest race of the 2018 Quarter Horse Meeting, the $440,600 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). Showing even more speed and professionalism than his trial win was fourth-fastest qualifier FM Im A Zatanaz Too who won the final for owner Jose Fabian Hernandez of Georgetown, Texas.
$440,600 SAM HOUSTON FUTURITY(G2), $191,900 SAM HOUSTON DERBY (G3) AND $44,060 SAM HOUSTON JUVENILE SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Three stakes will be contested Saturday, April 28th at Sam Houston Race Park. The nine-race program begins at 6:10 pm with the finals of the $440,600 Sam Houston Futurity (G2), the $191,900 Sam Houston Derby (G3) and the $44,060 Sam Houston Juvenile.
JESS BEIN THE HERO FLAWLESS IN THE $67,680 BANK OF AMERICA TEXAS CHALLENGE (G2) AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Jess Bein the Hero entered the starting gate for tonight’s $67,680 Bank of America Texas Challenge Championship (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park in search of his fourth consecutive victory. With jockey Jorge Linares in the irons, the 5-year-old Texas-bred not only added to his win streak but proved his fortitude at the “classic” distance of 440-yards.