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June 8, 2024

Fan Guide A to Z

Accessible Information

Sam Houston Race Park provides Accessible Entrances for disabled patrons at the North & South Entrances of The Park. Accessible parking spaces are available in the Main Parking Lot. Accessible Seating will be available for all live racing dates and events. Please call 281-807-8760 with specific questions and to purchase accessible seats.


Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064


Admission for live racing is $5. For Children 5 and under, admission is free. 

Admission during daily simulcasting is free during non live racing hours.

For the general safety of our patrons:
All carried items, including purses and bags, are subject to search. No large bags or backpacks are permitted in The Park. Guests who do not agree to be searched will be denied entry to The Park.

Age Limit

Sam Houston Race Park is an all-ages venue. The minimum age to place a wager is 21. You must be 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Valid State or Federal Goverment issued photo ID for all patrons under the age of 30 is required for all alcoholic beverage purchases.

ATM Information

Sam Houston Race Park provides patrons with ATM machines located in the Paddock and Club Levels. Guests may withdraw via their checking account up to $500 per transaction from the machine. Withdrawals are available through the use of a debit card only. Credit cards are not accepted by the machines.

Box Office Hours

Sam Houston Race Park has ticket box office booths located at the North & South Entrances, which are open for live racing. Tickets can also be purchased during operating hours at the Players Lounge Desk. The box office accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Advance racing tickets are available by calling 281-807-8760.

Cashing a winning ticket or voucher by mail

Winning pari-mutuel tickets and vouchers are valid for one year from the date the ticket and or voucher was purchased or issued. Tickets and or Vouchers can be cashed upon your next visit to Sam Houston Race Park or may be cashed by mail. Please print clearly and send your ticket or voucher with name and address to:

Physical & Mailing Address:
Sam Houston Race Park
Attn: Mutuels Department
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064

Please send the ticket certified mail or registered mail, return receipt requested and retain a copy of the ticket for your records. I.R.S. regulations require that gambling earnings that exceeds odds of 300 to 1 and pays at least $600 are reportable. When cashing such a ticket we require positive I.D., preferably a picture ID such as a driver’s license and a social security card. Management reserves the right to determine if supporting identification is acceptable.


  • Sam Houston Race Park provides various food and beverages at concession stands located on the Paddock and Club Levels including Pizza Pizza Pizza!, Rail Dogs, Tio's Longshot Cafe, and The Whole Scoop.
  • Valid Federal or State issued photo ID for all patrons under the age of 30 is required for all alcoholic beverage purchases.
  • Payment methods include Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
  • Sam Houston Race Park is committed to the responsible service of alcoholic beverages. We are required to adhere to the following the policies:
  • The Park will not serve an alcoholic beverage to anyone under the age of 21.
  • The Park will carefully check identification for anyone who appears to be under 40 years of age.
  • The Park will serve a maximum of two alcoholic beverages to a customer per transaction.


Group Information

The Park offers many opportunities for group outings. Our conveniently located multi-functional facility can accommodate 10 to 5,000 people and provides a truly unique venue for your next gathering. With an experienced and dedicated Event Sales & Service Team, we are here to ensure a successful outing for your group.

For more information regarding accommodations, rates and availability please contact Group Sales at 281-807-8750 or by email.

Media Inquiries

Media inquiries regarding photos of live racing and racing events need to be coordinated through the Media Relations department. 

Video cameras are not allowed.

For more information, email or call 281-807-8788.

Parking Information

General parking is free for live racing and simulcast patrons. Handicap and rideshare parking is located at the south entrance gate. Parking fees for other events may vary and will be posted on the event page on our website.


Sam Houston Race Park offers restroom facilities for patrons on the Paddock, Club and Suite levels.

Rules & Regulations for Sam Houston Race Park

Please note, the Rules & Regulations stated below are related to Sam Houston Race Park

Camera Usage Policy

Sam Houston Race Park WILL ALLOW photo cameras into all Events unless otherwise posted. The camera policy for the venue is as follows: Photo cameras must have a lens of less than 4" long, Professional cameras are not allowed. 

Fan Conduct Policy

Anyone exhibiting disruptive or unruly behavior, who is intoxicated, illegally possesses alcohol or other prohibited substances, or who interferes with the ability of others to enjoy the event will be ejected from The Park and subject to arrest.

Sam Houston Race Park will NOT tolerate the following from guests anywhere on property:

  • Standing on chairs
  • Tailgating
  • The distribution of items, flyers, pamphlets, printed materials, as well as the solicitation of signatures is not permitted without written authorization from Management.

Prohibited Items

Sam Houston Race Park does not allow the following items:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Animals (excluding Service Animals)
  • Audio or Video Recording Devices
  • Backpacks / Large Purses
  • Coolers
  • Glass Containers of Any Kind
  • Laser Pointers
  • Obscene or Indecent Clothing
  • Outside Food & Beverage
  • Playpens
  • Skates / Skateboards
  • Spike Jewelry / Wallet Chains
  • Weapons of Any Kind
  • Other Disclaimers

Guests entering Sam Houston Race Park may have their image and/or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or publicity purposes. By entering the property you agree to allow such use of your image and/or likeness. Sam Houston Race Park assumes no liability for personal loss; injury, death, property damage or other related harm suffered by participants, spectators, site owners, leasers, or others who may be adversely affected by an event for personal loss; injury, death, property damage or other related harm suffered by participants, spectators, site owners, leasers, or others who may be adversely affected by an event. Furthermore, cancellation of an event due to an act of God, riots, strikes, labor difficulties, epidemics, and any act or order of any public authority or cause, similar or dissimilar, beyond the control of Sam Houston Race Park, reserves the ticket bearer no right to refund or exchange, and Sam Houston Race Park is not obligated to a substitute live racing date.

Seating Options

Sam Houston Race Park offers reserved seating & general admission for live racing events. Reserved seating opportunities on the Club Level include the Winner’s Circle Experience, Finish Line boxes, Club boxes, and counter seats. General Admission to The Park allows guests seating in the theater seats on the Club Level and seating on the track side benches on a first come first serve basis. General admission, counter seats, and Winner’s Circle Experience reservations may be made online at or by calling 281-807-8760. Finish Line box reservations may be made by calling 281-807-8760.


Gates open Wednesday thru Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and stay open until approx. 10:00 p.m. with FREE admission during non live racing times. *Times are subject to change based on simulcast events so please visit the Simulcast Info page.

*Gate and Post Times for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse seasons, along with holidays and special simulcast events may vary so please be sure to visit the Live Racing Calendar.

Ticket Information

Tickets to all events at Sam Houston Race Park are available by calling 281-807-8760.

You can print an “e-Ticket,” or claim tickets the day of the event at Will Call. All Will Call tickets require that you show picture ID to pick up the tickets. Will Call for live racing is located at the South Entrance of The Park. Will Call for events not held in the Grandstand will be located with the box office for that event.


All wagers must be made in cash. Credit cards are not accepted for wagering in the state of Texas. Phone and Account wagering is prohibited in the state of Texas.