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January 6th, 2023

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TEXAS THOROUGHBREDS PACKED A PUNCH IN THE SEVEN TEXAS CHAMPIONS DAY STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Previous Stakes Winners Mr. Money Bags, Ima Discreet Lady, No Mas Tequila, Gold Pilot Joined by Lethal Move, Lucky’s Special and Tolonda

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday, March 26 with seven Texas Champions Day stakes. It was an exceptional renewal of the annual racing event with many compelling story lines. Several undisputed favorites did not disappoint and there were plenty of impressive performances from first-time stakes winners.  From the $100,000 Richard King Stakes to the final stakes on the card, the $100,000 Star of Texas, there were thrills for each of the connections as well as racing fans in Houston and those watching via simulcasting.

TEXAS THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION (TTA) CHAMPIONS RETURN TO ACTION ON TEXAS CHAMPIONS DAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Racehorse Ownership Seminar Set for Saturday Evening

HOUSTON, TX- The pride of Texas breeders, owners, trainers and several Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) Champions will be on full display Saturday, March 26 when Sam Houston Race Park hosts Texas Champions Day. The 10-race card will get underway at 5:55 pm (CT) with several special events planned for horseplayers and fans considering owning a Texas Thoroughbred.

TEXAS CHAMPIONS DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Horseplayers Invited to Enter the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Handicapping Challenge With the Top Two Entrants Awarded a Berth into the Prestigious 2023 NHC Final

HOUSTON, TX- Texas Champions Day has been one of the most anticipated days of the annual Thoroughbred season since Sam Houston Race Park opened in 1994. The 2022 edition, set for Saturday, March 26, will shine the spotlight on the resurgence of Texas racing, showcasing the best thoroughbreds in the Lone Star State.

WILLIE HICKMAN PASSES AWAY AT 64

HOUSTON, TX – Willie S. Hickman, who served in numerous capacities in the Texas/ Louisiana racing industry, passed away in Houston on March 15.  He had been hospitalized with pneumonia and died at the age of 64.

JOCKEY JANSEN MELANCON FINDING SUCCESS ACROSS STATE LINES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Solid Meet for the Son of Top Louisiana Jockey Gerard Melancon

HOUSTON, TX- In the business world, there are countless stories about family-owned businesses transitioning between generations. In the racing industry, training mantles have been passed down between parent and child with tremendous success. But obstacles are plentiful when the son of an elite jockey chooses to pursue that same career path.

THRILLING FINISHES AND EMOTIONAL TRIBUTES MADE FOR A SPECIAL TEXAS PREVIEW NIGHT AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Trainer Karen Jacks Wins Two of the Five Features

HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park hosted another successful edition of Texas Preview tonight and as expected, the pride of Texas breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys was in full display in each of the five stakes contested. The annual event serves as a preview for Texas Champions Day, which will take place on Saturday, March 26 and the majority of tonight’s winners are expected to return for the seven Champions Day stakes, which will each be run for a purse of $100,000 again this year.

TEXAS PREVIEW NIGHT AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will present Texas Preview Night on Saturday, February 19 featuring five stakes on both the main track and Connally Turf Course. The nine-race card begins at 6:55 pm (CT) with several Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) champions and rising stars competing in the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit, $75,000 Two Altazano, $75,000 Houston Turf, 75,000 H-Town Stakes and the $75,000 Miss Bluebonnet Turf

SEVEN SCENTS, GREELEY AND BEN AND BREEZE RIDER NOTCH STAKES VICTORIES ON THE HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL UNDERCARD

Trainer Karl Broberg Wins the Pulse Power and Stonerside Sprint on Sunday’s Card

HOUSTON, TX- While the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf may have attracted the greatest interest from the media and the national racing audience, there were some highly impressive victories in the Houston Racing Festival undercard stakes. Here are the recaps for the $100,000 Pulse Power Turf Sprint$75,000 Stonerside Sprint and $75,000 Jersey Lilly Turf.

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