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January 6th, 2022

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THE 2021 QUARTER HORSE SEASON AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK RESUMES ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

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.

KISS MY ANNEE GL CAPTURES THE $106,000 TEXAS-BRED CHAMPIONSHIP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

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.

ROBERT BORK, RACING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE AND PAST PRESIDENT OF SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK, PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 83

HOUSTON, TX - Robert Bork, who made a tremendous impact on the racing industry for over four decades, passed away peacefully at his home in Houston on June 11, at the age of 83. 

DE LAURENTIS CAPTURES THE $103,598 JOHN DEERE JUVENILE CHALLENGE AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Shezasecretknockout Victorious in the $60,401 Adequan Sam Houston Derby Challenge

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park hosted two regional qualifying races for the 2021 Bank of America Racing Challenge on Thursday, June 10.  De Laurentis, was a convincing winner in the $103,598 John Deere Juvenile Challenge and Shezasecretknockout was equally impressive in the $60,401 Adequan Sam Houston Derby Challenge.

SIX STAKES SALUTING TEXAS-BRED QUARTER HORSES TO BE CONTESTED AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 12

John Deere Juvenile and Adequan Derby Challenge Finals Will Run Thursday

HOUSTON, TX – An action packed week of Quarter Horse racing at Sam Houston Race Park begins on Thursday, June 10 with two AQHA Regional Challenge finals, continues on Friday, June 11 with 12 races and wraps up with six stakes for Texas-breds on Saturday, June 12.

FASTEST QUALIFIER CL PAINTED SHADOWS WINS THE $60,030 COLORS OF HOUSTON FUTURITY (G2) AT SAM HOUSTON PARK

Southern Electric Dominates in the $34,500 Colors of Houston Paint Maturity (G2)

HOUSTON, TX – Two Paint Stakes were run on Saturday June 5 at Sam Houston Race Park with a game victory by Cl Painted Shadows in the $60,030 Colors of Houston Paint Juvenile (G2) and Southern Electric was much the best in the $34,500 Colors of Houston Paint Maturity (G2).

 

BLACK CAZADOR SCORES HIS SECOND STAKES WIN OF THE MEET CAPTURING THE $112,000 SAM HOUSTON CLASSIC (G2)

Tempting Knockout Takes the $54,000 John Buchanan Memorial and Air To Em Jess Gets Up at the Wire in the $54,000 Tomball Stakes

HOUSTON, TX – Never count out the bond between brothers on the racetrack as Saul and J. R. Ramirez teamed up to win their second stakes race in two weeks at Sam Houston Race Park.

Sam Houston Futurity Update

Race #9 on Friday, May 28, 2021

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">The Texas Racing Commission (TxRC) performed two separate testing methods on the qualifiers for the Sam Houston Futurity. 

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