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Three Turf Stakes Also Run on the Maxxam Gold Cup Racing Festival Card
Tonight’s Maxxam Racing Festival featured four stakes highlighted by the running of the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup. A field of ten was assembled for the mile and one-eighth main track event and the winner was Iron Fist, owned by the partnership of Stonestreet Stables LLC and Regis Racing.
Trainer Joe Sharp Returns with Defending Champions in the $50,000 Bucharest Turf Spring and $50,000 Jersey Lilly
The $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup is the marquee feature of Saturday night's Maxxam Gold Cup Racing Festival, but each of the three turf stakes on the ten-race card came up with highly competitive fields. A solid group of classy turf sprinters will compete in the $50,000 Bucharest Turf Sprint; fillies and mares will star in the $50,000 Jersey Lilly Stakes and the $50,000 Texas Heritage Stakes for 3-year-olds will also be run on the Connally Turf Course. Saturday’s post time is 6:23 pm (Central).
COMPETITIVE FIELD SET FOR THE $100,000 MAXXAM GOLD CUP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Maxxam Racing Festival Includes Three Turf Stakes
The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival is set for Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature four stakes. Nationally prominent horsemen are shipping in runners for the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, which drew an excellent field of 11 horses for the mile and one-eighth main track event.
ARCHER CITY AND RUMPOLE VICTORIOUS IN THE $65,000 TWO ALTAZANO AND $65,000 JIM'S ORBIT STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Trainers Bret Calhoun and Robert Young Conditioned the Texas-bred Stars
Sam Houston Race Park’s Saturday night card featured two quality fields competing in the Clarence Scharbauer Texas Stallions Stakes Series.
$65,000 TWO ALTAZANO AND $65,000 JIM'S ORBIT HIGHLIGHT THE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 CARD AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Food Truck Friday Returns on February 17
(Houston, TX) - Sam Houston Race Park kicks off the weekend with the return of the very popular Food Truck Friday. Participating vendors include Churrasco's, Cousin's Maine Lobster, Whatcha Cravin, Custom Confections, Mingo's Latin Kitchen, Casian King, Pho-jita Fusion, Texasiana Famous Food and Tikiz Shaved Ice. Friday night’s post time is 7 pm and features the best drink specials in town with 50 Cent Beer & $1.50 wine from 6-9pm!
Trainer Steve Asmussen Sweeps Both Features
(HOUSTON, TX) – Two stakes were contested on Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park with trainer Steve Asmussen and rider Iram Diego winning both the $50,000 Houston Turf and the $50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup.
Dog Day at the Track Set for Saturday, February 11 at Sam Houston Race Park
(HOUSTON, TX) - Dog Day at the Track featuring the always popular Wiener Dog Races, returns to Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, February 11. The entertaining event will feature Dachshunds in all shapes and colors racing approximately 30 yards from the starting gate to the finish line between live thoroughbred horse races. Bring the whole family and your four legged best friends to watch the races from our pet friendly Pavilion and enjoy $1 hot dogs. Post time is 6:00 pm with the $50,000 Houston Turf Stakes and the $50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup highlighting the horseracing card.
(HOUSTON, TX) - It was an exceptional Sunday afternoon of racing on January 29 at Sam Houston Race Park. For the second time in the racetrack's 24-year history, two graded stakes were contested and noted owners, trainers and jockeys shipped in for both the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup.