News & Updates
HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will present Texas Preview Night on Saturday, February 19 featuring five stakes on both the main track and Connally Turf Course. The nine-race card begins at 6:55 pm (CT) with several Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) champions and rising stars competing in the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit, $75,000 Two Altazano, $75,000 Houston Turf, 75,000 H-Town Stakes and the $75,000 Miss Bluebonnet Turf.
SEVEN SCENTS, GREELEY AND BEN AND BREEZE RIDER NOTCH STAKES VICTORIES ON THE HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL UNDERCARD
Trainer Karl Broberg Wins the Pulse Power and Stonerside Sprint on Sunday’s Card
HOUSTON, TX- While the Grade 3, $400,000 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 Houston Racing Festival undercard stakes. Here are the recaps for the $100,000 Pulse Power Turf Sprint, $75,000 Stonerside Sprint and $75,000 Jersey Lilly Turf.
Trainer Steve Asmussen Notches Two Stakes Wins on the Houston Racing Festival Card
(Houston, TX) –One of the four Houston Racing Festival undercard stakes featured a very competitive field and a new name in honor of Robert L. Bork, former Sam Houston Race Park president. The $200,000 Texas Turf Mile for 3 year-olds has been renamed the Bob Bork Texas Turf Mile. Bork, who made a tremendous impact on the racing industry, nationally and in Houston, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2021 at the age of 83.
ANOTHER MYSTERY AND FANTASIOSO SHARE A VICTORY IN THE GRADE 3, $200,000 JOHN B. CONNALLY TURF CUP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Full Field of Accomplished Turf Specialists Thrill the Crowd with a Photo Finish and Historical Dead Heat
HOUSTON, TX- To say that history was on the line in Sunday afternoon’s Grade 3, $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup at Sam Houston Race Park, would be a major understatement. Since its first running in 1995, the stake has attracted some of the top turf horses in the country. On Sunday, not one but two turf specialists added their names to the list of John B. Connally Turf Cup champions and history was made as the race resulted in a dead heat for the win for the first time.
PAULINE’S PEARL PULLS AWAY TO WIN THE GRADE 3, $400,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Record Handle of $5.98 Million Set on the 11-Race Card
(Houston, TX) – A very successful renewal of the Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston Race Park took place on Sunday afternoon with exciting performances throughout the program and tremendous support by horseplayers here and across the country.
One Lucky Fan to Win $5,000 While Cheering on the Winner of the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic
HOUSTON, TX- The Houston Racing Festival will take place on Sunday, January 30 with a special afternoon post time of 1:45 pm (CT). The premier day of the Sam Houston Race Park live racing season will be filled with exciting events in addition to quality Thoroughbred competition. The gates will open at 10:30 am (Central) with FREE admission.
$100,000 PULSE POWER SPRINT KICKS OFF THE HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL STAKES ACTION ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
$75,000 Stonerside Sprint and $75,000 Jersey Lilly Complete the Strong Undercard
HOUSTON, TX- While many racing fans might be focused on the two graded stakes on this Sunday’s Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston Race Park, three additional undercard stakes will offer plenty of excitement as well.
$200,000 BOB BORK TEXAS TURF MILE DRAWS FULL FIELD IN THE HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Three Eclipse Award Winning Trainers Have Entrants in the 3-Year-Old Turf Feature
HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will host its annual Houston Racing Festivalon Sunday, January 30. A special post time of 1:45 pm (CT) has been set for the marquee day of the 2022 Thoroughbred meet with six featured stakes.