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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. 

MAV MASTER, ZIPPIT E, IMMA BLING AND WITT’S TOWN CLINCH TEXAS CHAMPIONS STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Jockey Lindey Wade Won Two Stakes on the Card

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday night with four Texas Champions stakes. Heavy rain earlier in the day forced the two turf stakes onto the main track, but a good crowd was on hand to see a quartet of talented runners put on a very entertaining show in the $50,000 Richard King takes, the $50,000 Yellow Rose, $50,000 Spirit of Texas Stakes and $50,000 San Jacinto Stakes.

FULL FIELDS DRAWN FOR THE FOUR HOUSTON RACING FESTIVAL UNDERCARD STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

Grade 3,$400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup Anchor the Sunday Card

HOUSTON, TX – The marquee day of the 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred racing season is set for Sunday, January 28. Post time is Sunday at Noon (Central) for the stakes-filled card, the Houston Racing Festival. 

DEFENDING CHAMPION BIGGER PICTURE RETURNS IN THE GRADE 3, $200,000 JOHN B. CONNALLY TURF CUP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

$400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and Four Additional Stakes to be Contested on the Houston Racing Festival Card

HOUSTON, TX – The marquee day of the 2018 Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred racing season is set for Sunday, January 28. Post time is Sunday at Noon (Central) for, the Houston Racing Festival which features the $50,000 Groovy Stakes; the $75,000 Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint; $50,000 Bara Lass; $50,000 Groovy Stakes, the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup, the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the $50,000 Houston Distaff.  

QUALITY FIELD SET FOR THE GRADE 3, $400,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

Houston Racing Festival with Six Stakes Gets Underway at 12 Noon

HOUSTON, TX – An exceptional field of eight fillies and mares is entered in Sunday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, the richest race of the Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meet.  Post time is Sunday at Noon (Central) for the Houston Racing Festival which also includes the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup and four additional undercard stakes. 

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK WILL HOST FOUR TEXAS CHAMPIONS STAKES ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Stakes Action Continues Sunday with the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup and Four Undercard Features

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will salute accredited Texas-breds Saturday night with four Texas Champions stakes. The four featured events will be run as the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth races of the card, which gets underway at 6:00 pm (CT).

2018 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK THOROUGHBRED MEET KICKS OFF FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

Camel and Ostrich Racing Returns on Friday and Saturday

Sam Houston Race Park is in final preparations for its 2018 live racing season. Friday January 19 is opening night of the Thoroughbred meet which continues through March 17. A blustery winter storm, which forced school closings on Tuesday, will be gone by Thursday, with a promising weather forecast for this weekend.  Post time is 7:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm (Central) on Saturday. The family-friendly Camel and Ostrich Races will take place both evenings at the northwest Houston racetrack.

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