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FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURE – JOCKEY DESHAWN PARKER

BY MARTHA CLAUSSEN

On Saturday, February 8, there were snow flurries at Turfway Park, in Florence, Kentucky. But at Sam Houston Race Park, jockey DeShawn Parker was happily booting home three winners on a balmy 66 degree evening under a full moon.  Was he happy about that?  Heck yes!

TEXAS TUESDAY WITH TRAINER DANNY PISH

MARTHA CLAUSSEN WRITES ABOUT TRAINER DANNY PISH AND HIS CONNECTION TO RACING IN TEXAS

Texas racing fans have cashed plenty of tickets when backing trainer Danny Pish. Since saddling his first winner in 1995, Pish has won over 2,400 races with almost equal numbers in second and third-place finishers. His horses have earned $36 million, and he has been steadfast in his allegiance to racing in the Lone Star state.

BODECREAM SENSATIONAL IN THE INAUGURAL RUNNING OF THE $200,000 TEXAS TURF MILE AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Mr Money Bags, Real News and Winning Envelope Notch Stakes Victories on the Houston Racing Festival Undercard

HOUSTON, TX- While the Grade 3, $300,000 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 four Houston Racing Festival undercard stakes. Here are the recaps for the $200,000 Texas Turf Mile, $100,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint, $75,000 Stonerside Sprint and $75,000 Jersey Lilly Turf.

LADY APPLE SURGES TO WIN THE GRADE 3, $300,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Dot Matrix Defeats Solid Field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup

(Houston, TX) – A very successful renewal of the Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston Race Park took place on Sunday afternoon with exhilarating performances in both the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup. 

$200,000 TEXAS TURF MILE DRAWS FULL FIELD IN ITS FIRST RUNNING IN THE HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Six Stakes Including the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic and Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Will be Contested on Sunday, January 26

HOUSTON, TX- The excitement is building for the Houston Racing Festival on Sunday, January 26 at Sam Houston Race Park. A special post time of 1:20 pm (CT) has been set for the marquee day of the 2020 Thoroughbred meet with six featured stakes. As previously reported, two graded stakes will be contested, the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf.

MILLIONAIRES SERENGETI EMPRESS AND STREET BAND TOP THE FIELD FOR THE GRADE 3, $300,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Six Stakes will be Contested Sunday, January 26 With a Special Post Time of 1:20 pm

HOUSTON, TX- One week from today, Sam Houston Race Park will host the most prestigious day of its annual live Thoroughbred racing season.  The draw for the six Houston Racing Festival stakes took place this morning for each of the features, including the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic.

TRAINER LARRY JONES IN PURSUIT OF HIS THIRD VICTORY IN THE GRADE 3, $300,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Grade 1 Winner Street Band to Ship in for the January 26 Stakes

HOUSTON, TX- It's hard to keep trainer Larry Jones out of the Sam Houston Race Park winner's circle. The affable Kentucky horseman has won two previous editions of the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic, beginning with Joyful Victory, who captured the inaugural running in 2013 and Cassatt in 2015. Both mares were owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms.

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ANNOUNCES 2020 LIVE RACING AND PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR

THIS YEAR – HORSE RACING WITH A MAJOR BOOST IN PURSES, MORE DOG RACES & THE RETURN OF MIDGET WRESTLING!!

HOUSTON, TX— Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) prepares to kick off its 26th Season of Live Racing with the opening of the 2020 Thoroughbred Meet on January 10th.  The Thoroughbred Meet will consist of 39 live racing days spanning from January 10th to March 28th.  The Thoroughbred Meet has been extended by seven additional days of racing with a whole new purse structure after the passing of House Bill 2463.

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