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RUMPOLE CAPTURES THE $50,000 GROOVY STAKES AND BRAVURA CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH A WIN IN THE $50,000 SPIRIT OF TEXAS STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

HOUSTON, TX – Texas Champions Weekend continued Monday afternoon at Sam Houston Race Park with sunny skies and convincing victories by Rumpole and Bravura, winners of the two Texas Champions Stakes held today at Sam Houston Race Park. Both racesfeatured saluted accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. 

KAT’S INFATUATION WINS THE $50,000 BARA LASS AND MORE THAN MOST VICTORIOUS IN THE $50,000 SAN JACINTO STAKES AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Stakes Sweep for Trainer Bret Calhoun

​HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Fillies and mares were in action Friday evening, in the first of seven Texas Champions Weekend stakes.

ZIPPIT E WINS THE $50,000 YELLOW ROSE AND CAN’T BE WRONG BLAZES TO VICTORY IN THE $50,000 RICHARD KING AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

​HOUSTON, TX – Another rainy evening did not dampen the spirits of Zippit E and Can’t Be Wrong, winners of the two Texas Champions Stakes held this evening at Sam Houston Race Park. Both races featured saluted accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season.

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK HOSTS TEXAS CHAMPIONS STAKES OVER THE FINAL WEEKEND OF THE LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON

The End of the Meet Awards Will be Presented on Tuesday, March 14

HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will salute accredited Texas-breds on the four remaining days of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Seven Texas Champions Stakes will be contested, with the $50,000 Bara Lass and $50,000 San Jacinto Stakes set for Friday evening and the $50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes and $50,000 Richard King Stakes to be contested on Saturday, March 11.

SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK HOSTS TEXAS CHAMPIONS STAKES OVER THE FINAL WEEKEND OF THE LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON

The 2017 Live Thoroughbred Meet Wraps on Tuesday, March 14

​HOUSTON, TX - Sam Houston Race Park will salute accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Texas Champions Weekend will feature seven stakes over the final four days of the meet.

IRON FIST DOMINATES IN THE $100,000 MAXXAM GOLD CUP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

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.

THREE TURF STAKES COMPLEMENT THE $100,000 MAXXAM GOLD CUP SATURDAY AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

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.

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