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FULL FIELDS DRAWN FOR THE FOUR HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL UNDERCARD STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

Grade 3,$400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup Anchor the Sunday Card

HOUSTON, TX – The marquee day of the 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred racing season is set for Sunday, January 28. Post time is Sunday at Noon (Central) for the stakes-filled card, the Houston Racing Festival. 

DEFENDING CHAMPION BIGGER PICTURE RETURNS IN THE GRADE 3, $200,000 JOHN B. CONNALLY TURF CUP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

$400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and Four Additional Stakes to be Contested on the Houston Racing Festival Card

HOUSTON, TX – The marquee day of the 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred racing season is set for Sunday, January 28. Post time is Sunday at Noon (Central) for, the Houston Racing Festival which features the $50,000 Groovy Stakes; the $75,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint; $50,000 Bara Lass; $50,000 Groovy Stakes, the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup, the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the $50,000 Houston Distaff.  

QUALITY FIELD SET FOR THE GRADE 3, $400,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

Houston Racing Festival with Six Stakes Gets Underway at 12 Noon

HOUSTON, TX – An exceptional field of eight fillies and mares is entered in Sunday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, the richest race of the Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meet.  Post time is Sunday at Noon (Central) for the Houston Racing Festival which also includes the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup and four additional undercard stakes. 

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK WILL HOST FOUR TEXAS CHAMPIONS STAKES ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Stakes Action Continues Sunday with the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup and Four Undercard Features

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will salute accredited Texas-breds Saturday night with four Texas Champions stakes. The four featured events will be run as the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth races of the card, which gets underway at 6:00 pm (CT).

2018 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK THOROUGHBRED MEET KICKS OFF FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

Camel and Ostrich Racing Returns on Friday and Saturday

Sam Houston Race Park is in final preparations for its 2018 live racing season. Friday January 19 is opening night of the Thoroughbred meet which continues through March 17. A blustery winter storm, which forced school closings on Tuesday, will be gone by Thursday, with a promising weather forecast for this weekend.  Post time is 7:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm (Central) on Saturday. The family-friendly Camel and Ostrich Races will take place both evenings at the northwest Houston racetrack.

THE FUN IS BACK AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK IN 2018

Opening Weekend to Feature Camel & Ostrich Races

Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) will open its 24th Annual Live Racing Season with the kick off of the 2018 Thoroughbred Meet on Friday, January 19th! The meet will once again feature the single, richest thoroughbred racing day in Texas- the Houston Racing Festival, on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 with a post time of 12pm.  The Houston Racing Festival will feature the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (GIII), the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (GIII), the $75,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint, the $50,000 Bara Lass Stakes, the $50,000 Groovy Stakes, and the $50,000 Houston Distaff. 

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018

Training Hours Commence on Monday, December 18

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 25th live racing season on Friday, January 19. The 32-day Thoroughbred meet continues through March 17.  

The barn area opened on December 11 with training hours set to commence on Monday, December 18.

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ANNOUNCES 2018 THOROUGHBRED STAKES SCHEDULE

Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) is pleased to announce the scheduled dates for all stakes races during our 2018 Thoroughbred Meet. The 24th racing season is set to begin on January 19th, 2018 and will feature 20 stakes races worth over $1.5 million. The stakes program is highlighted by the Houston Racing Festival on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. This year’s festival will feature six stake races totaling $825,000 in purse money headlined by the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic and Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Cup.

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