Due to the additional outbreaks of the neurological strain of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) at Fair Grounds Race Course, the following entry policy will be implemented at Sam Houston Race Park, effective January 3, 2017 and until further notice:
With the start of its upcoming meet just a month away, Sam Houston Race Park has tabbed Matthew Crawford as its new Racing Secretary. Crawford replaces Fred Hutton, who recently departed Sam Houston to pursue other opportunities in the racing industry.
Sam Houston Race Park offers more than just the richest stakes program in Texas, race fans can also expect to enjoy special promotions and entertainment during their visit to the Park. This year, a number of special events have been revamped while still including fan favorites like 50 Cent Beer Every Friday, Dollar Days, Wiener Dog Races, and Camel and Ostrich Races. In 2017, fans should expect to see even more Food Truck Fridays and a new event on March 11th called the SHRP Track-Athalon with several entertaining races on the track between horse races.
Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 24th live racing season on Friday, January 20. The 2017 live racing schedule was approved by the Texas Racing Commission last month and begins with the fan favorite 32-day Thoroughbred meet.