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Friday, April 20

SHRP QUARTER HORSE MEET CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND

  • Post times are 7PM on Friday, 6PM on Saturday and Noon on Monday
  • 50 Cent Beer continues every Friday from 6PM to 9PM plus $1 pony beer on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4PM
  • This Saturday --- $67,680 Bank of America Texas Challenge Championship  ---  Winner  advances to Bank of Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos on November 18 -- Click here for more

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 POST RACE CONCERT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT WITH ROGER CREAGER

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  • Concert grounds open at 7PM ---- Concert will start at about 9:30PM
  • Click here for a sneak preview

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY ON $1,200,000 CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC (G2)

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  • Diversify (8/5 in the morning line) leads a field of 7 in the 10th running of the Charles Town Classic --- He won the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont last October and then was 4th in the Clark Handicap at Churchill after that
  • The pick from this corner is Feat the Cowboy (9/2 in the morning line) who might find the competition a little easier after finishing 4th in the Pegasus World Cup and 3rd in the Santa Anita Derby
  • Note early first post of 11:30AM Texas time
  • Charles Town Classic is Race 11 at 5:36PM on a 13 race card that includes 9 stakes races
  • $100,000 Guaranteed All Stakes Pick 4 -- Races 8-11
  • Cross Country Pick 4 starts with Race 10 at Charles Town, followed by Race 8 at Aqueduct, Race 11 at Charles Town and then Race 9 at Aqueduct

LONE STAR PARK NOW OPEN FOR LIVE RACING

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  • Lone Star Park opened its 2018 season last night (Thursday) --- Post time for the remainder of the weekend at Lone Star are 6:35PM on Friday, and 2:35pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • Sam Houston Race Park wishes the best to Lone Star Park for a successful 2018 live racing season

WOODBINE OPENS SATURDAY

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  • First Post at noon
  • Going forward, Woodbine will race on Friday (starting May 4), Saturday and Sunday at noon, and Wednesday (starting on May 16) at 6:45PM
  • Early Pick 4 guaranteed at $50,000 on Fridays and $100,000 for each other day
  • Pick 5 guaranteed at $30,000 on Fridays and $50,000 for each other day
  • Major days include the Queens Plate (159th running) on Saturday, June 30; the Woodbine Mile on Saturday, September 15; and the Canadian International on Saturday October 13
  • The Woodbine Harness Meet is no longer run at Woodbine --- Instead, it is now being run at Mohawk Raceway --- Construction of a new inner turf course at Woodbine to replace the Harness oval is scheduled for 2019
  • Other tracks that have opened recently or will open this weekend include Evangeline Downs, Delta Downs (QH), Indiana Grand, and Emerald Downs

LOOKING AHEAD

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  • Friday, April 27 --- Belmont Park Opening Day
  • Saturday, April 28 -- Churchill Downs Opening Night
  • Friday, May 4 --- Arlington Park Opening Day
  • Friday May 4 --- Kentucky Oaks from Churchill Downs
  • Saturday May 5 --- Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs
  • Saturday, May 19 --- Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Racecourse
  • Saturday, June 9 --- Belmont Stakes from Belmont Park

LOOKING BACK

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  • Congratulations to Unbridled Mo and connections on winning the G1 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park last Friday  --- She was also the winner of the 2017 Houston Ladies Classic at SHRP  --- Click here for a replay of the Apple Blossom

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Click here for our daily simulcast calendar  --- Click here for all simulcast stakes races through Sunday, April 29

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Mike Steindler
Director of Player Services
Sam Houston Race Park
281-807-8850 (direct)
832-549-5090 (cell)
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