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BLUERIDGE TRAVELER LIVES UP TO HIS FAVORTISM IN THE $100,000 MAXXAM GOLD CUP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Second Maxxam Gold Cup Title for Trainer Kenny McPeek

The $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup has attracted nationally prominent horses since its first running in 1994.  This year’s field featured a mix of seasoned veterans as well as several horses rising the ranks and testing their skills at nine furlongs.

Youth was served as 4-year-old Blueridge Traveler became a stakes winner for Horizon Stables and trainer Kenny McPeek. The son of To Honor and Serve lived up to the potential he showed in his 3-year-old campaign, when he ran second in the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.

FULL FIELDS DRAWN FOR THE THREE MAXXAM RACING FESTIVAL UNDERCARD STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

$100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup Set as the Eighth Race of the Evening

HOUSTON, TX – The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival will take place Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup.

The February 24th card gets underway at 6:00 pm (CT).  The Maxxam Gold Cup will run as the eighth race and will be joined by two turf stakes, the $50,000 Jersey Lilly Stakes for fillies and mares and the $50,000 Houston Turf Stakes for accredited Texas-breds. The Maxxam Racing Festival also includes the $50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup at the distance six furlongs on the main track.

THE FIELD IS SET FOR THE $100,000 MAXXAM GOLD CUP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Three Additional Stakes Will Also be Contested

The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival is set for Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature four stakes. The $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, at a distance of a mile and one-eighth on the main track, will run as the eighth race of the card.

CCA CONCERT FOR CONSERVATION SET TO RETURN TO SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK MAY 19TH

Hank Williams, Jr. Set To Headline!

HOUSTON, TX (February 21st, 2018)— Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) is excited to announce the return of the 7th Annual CCA Concert for Conservation featuring Hank Williams, Jr. taking The Bud Light Stage with special guest performances by Eddie Money and Molly Hatchet.

FAN FAVORITES RETURN TO SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK- SATURDAY, FEB. 17TH

HOUSTON, TX (February 15th, 2018)— Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) is pleased to welcome back a couple of fan favorites this weekend with the return of this year’s Wiener Dog Races and Houston’s new favorite race-horse Altuveatbat. 

UPTOWN FLYING FLYNN WINS HIS FIRST STAKES IN THE GRADE 3, $20,000 TEXAS SIX SHOOTER

(Houston, TX) – The third time was the charm for Uptown Flying Flynn, who became a stakes winner tonight at Sam Houston Race Park in the Grade 3, $20,000 Texas-Six Shooter for Arabian colts and geldings. 

TIGER MOTH TOPS A QUALITY FIELD IN THE GRADE 3, $400,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Eclipse Award Winning Jockey Jose Ortiz and Florent Geroux, Winning Rider of Pegasus Cup Champion Gun Runner Were Popular with the Afternoon Racing Fans

(Houston, TX) - It was a tremendous afternoon of racing at Sam Houston Race Park with thrilling performances by Tiger Moth in the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and another win for trainer Mike Maker in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup. 

UPSETS RULE THE THREE UNDERCARD STAKES ON THE HOUSTON FESTIVAL CARD AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Swift Shock, Red Dress and Sully’s Dream Each Dealt a Blow to Favorites on the Sunday Afternoon Card

(Houston, TX) – The Sunday Houston Racing Festival at Sam Houston Race Park included classy performances by Tiger Moth in the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Big Picture in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup. 

The afternoon also featured two Texas Champions Day stakes and the running of the $50,000 Houston Distaff. Longshots ruled those three events with exciting finishes delivering by the winners. 

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