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COMPETTIVE FIELD ASSEMBLED FOR THE $112,000 SAM HOUSTON CLASSIC (G2) ON FRIDAY, MAY 28

John Buchanan Memorial and Tomball Stakes Will Also be Contested

HOUSTON, TX – An exceptional night of Quarter Horse racing is set for Friday, May 28 at Sam Houston Race Park with five stakes, highlighted by the $731,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) and the $73,165 Sam Houston Juvenile. Three additional stakes races will be contested, including the $112,000 Sam Houston Classic, the $54,000 Tomball Stakes and the running of the John Buchanan Memorial Stakes honoring the prominent Texas horseman who passed away last September. Post time will be 6:45 pm (Central).

TRAINER ADRIAN HUITRON TO SADDLE FOUR FINALISTS IN THE $731,650 SAM HOUSTON FUTURITY (G2) ON FRIDAY, MAY 28

$73,165 Sam Houston Juvenile Will Also be Contested on the Card Which Begins at 6:45 pm (Central)

HOUSTON, TX – The richest race of the 2021 Sam Houston Race Park Quarter Horse meet, the $731,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) will take place Friday, May 28.  Ten exceptional juveniles clinched their berths in trials run Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. The wind picked up considerably on the second night with head winds up to 18 mph facing those runners in the 330-yard trials.

DE LAURENTIS SETS FASTEST QUALIFYING TIME FOR THE JOHN DEERE JUVENILE CHALLENGE AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Top Ten Qualifiers Return on Thursday, July 10

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park hosted four trials for the $98,923 John Deere Juvenile Challenge (G2) on the Thursday May 20th card.

RETAMA PARK 2021 QUARTER HORSE DATES TRANSFERRED TO SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

The 20-Day Meet Will Begin on Wednesday, June 23

HOUSTON, TX –  The 20-day 2021 Retama Park Quarter Horse live racing season, originally scheduled to begin June 24, will now take place at Sam Houston Race Park, as approved today by the Texas Racing Commission.

THRILLING PERFORMANCE BY FEAR THE DRAGON TO TOP HIS RIVALS IN THE $332,900 SAM HOUSTON DERBY (G3)

Impressive Showing by Members of the Ramirez Family in Three of the Additional Stakes on the Card

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">HOUSTON, TX –It was a special evening at Sam Houston Race Park for each of the winning connections. Trainer Adrian Huitron, who won the $332,900 Sam Houston Derby (G3) with Fear the Dragon, celebrated his 31st birthday and the Ramirez family was well represented in three of the other stakes on the card.

SAN LORENZO AND FEAR THE DRAGON FACE OFF IN THE $332,900 SAM HOUSTON DERBY (G3) ON FRIDAY, MAY 14

Four Additional Stakes Will be Contested on the Card Which Begins at 6:45 pm (Central)

HOUSTON, TX – It might be hard to top last weekend at Sam Houston Race Park when they hosted 22 trials for the $732,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2). That final, set for Friday, May 28, will be tremendously exciting, but racing fans can look forward to an excellent card this Friday night featuring five stakes races. Post time will be 6:45 pm (Central).  

CORONAS CANDY MAN TOPS THE FIVE QUALIFIERS FROM NIGHT TWO FOR THE $732,650 SAM HOUSTON FUTURITY (G2)

Trainer Adrian Huitron Qualified Four of the Top Ten for the Final on Friday, May 28

HOUSTON, TX – The field is set for the $732,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2).  Five exceptional juveniles clinched their berths on Friday, May 7 and the remaining five were determined in 11 exciting 330-yard trials on the second night of competition.

APOLLITICAL CRYSTAL POSTS FASTEST QUALIFYING TIME FROM THE MAY 7 TRIALS FOR THE $732,650 SAM HOUSTON FUTURITY (G2)

Second Night of Qualifying Begins at 6:10 pm (CT) on Saturday, May 8

HOUSTON, TX – A very impressive group of juveniles competed in 11 trials on Friday, May 7 for a berth into the final of the $732,650 Sam Houston Futurity (G2).  

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