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November 4-5, 2022

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FAMOUS CHIEF SURGES TO VICTORY IN THE $110,000 SAM HOUSTON CLASSIC (G2) AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Top Ranked AQHA Jockey Bryan Candanosa Won the Grade 2 Stakes for the Second Year in a Row

HOUSTON, TX – Quarter Horse racing fans enjoyed a memorable night of Quarter Horse racing on Saturday, June 4 at Sam Houston Race Park. In addition to the victory by Bye Corona Bye in the $649,710 Sam Houston Futurity (G2,  the $110,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2) and $55,000 Texas Twister also produced exciting finishes.

COMPETITIVE FIELDS ASSEMBLED FOR THE $112,000 SAM HOUSTON CLASSIC (G2) ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Six Stakes Including the 110-Yard Texas Twister Will Be Contested

HOUSTON, TX – Quarter Horse racing fans are in for a treat on Saturday, June 4 at Sam Houston Race Park. The card gets underway at 6:50 pm (Central) with six stakes, highlighted by the $649,710 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). The second graded stake of the evening, the $112,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2) as well as the always popular $54,000 Texas Twister at the distance of 110 yards, have attracted full fields.

PROMINENT TEXAS HORSEMEN JOHN BUCHANAN AND LEON BARD WILL BE HONORED IN STAKES FEATURES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4

The Ten-Race Program Gets Underway at 6:50 pm (Central)

HOUSTON, TX – An exceptional night of Quarter Horse racing is set for Saturday, June 4 at Sam Houston Race Park with six stakes, highlighted by the $649,710 Sam Houston Futurity (G2).  Two features  have been named in honor of prominent Texas horsemen John Buchanan and Leon Bard.

SIX STAKES INCLUDING THE $649,710 SAM HOUSTON FUTURITY SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 4 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

$72,190 Sam Houston Juvenile Will Also be Contested on the Program

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will host a stakes spectacular on Saturday, June 4 with six Quarter Horse features highlighted by the richest race of the season, the $649,710 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). Ten talented juveniles clinched their berths trials run on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Ten 330-yard trials were completed each night with the five fastest qualifiers from each night advancing to the final.

LEAVINEMATTHEBAR SETS THE FASTEST QUALIFYING TIME FOR THE $130,713 JOHN DEERE JUVENILE CHALLENGE AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Top Ten Qualifiers Will Return on Thursday, June 16

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park hosted six trials for the $130,713 John Deere Juvenile Challenge (G2) on Thursday May 26. 

SPECIAL APOLLITICAL VICTORIOUS IN THE $255,400 SAM HOUSTON DERBY (G3) ON FRIDAY, MAY 20

Multiple Stakes Winner Stone Cold Leader Closes Out Exceptional Career With a Win in the $50,000 Harris County Stakes

HOUSTON, TX –The Sam Houston Race Park 2022 Quarter Horse live racing season is in full throttle with quality performances noted throughout the first month of the meet. Older horses took center stage on Friday, May 20, with a stellar victory by Special Apollitical  in the final of the $255,400 Sam Houston Derby (G3) as well as each of the three undercard stakes on the program. 

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK TO HOST FOUR STAKES INCLUDING THE $255,400 SAM HOUSTON DERBY (G3) ON FRIDAY, MAY 20

Simulcast of the 147th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21

HOUSTON, TX – Last weekend Sam Houston Race Park conducted twenty exciting trials for the $700,000-estimated Sam Houston Futurity (G2). On Friday, May 20, the spotlight will be on older horses with four stakes, highlighted by the final of the $255,400 Sam Houston Derby (G3).  Post time is 6:45 pm (CT).

JMG APOLLITICAL CAPO SETS THE FASTEST QUALIFYING TIME IN TRIALS FOR THE $700,0000-ESTIMATED SAM HOUSTON FUTURITY (G2)

Trainer Juan Diaz Will Saddle Three in the June 4 Final

OUSTON, TX –Sam Houston Race Park ran 20 trials for the richest race of the 2022 Quarter Horse meet with impressive efforts on both Friday and Saturday evening. Five qualifiers from each night will return on Saturday, June 4 in the $700,000-estimated Sam Houston Futurity (G2).

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