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Texas Champions Day Set For Saturday At Sam Houston; No Spectators But Streamed Live

Sam Houston Race Park will present seven stakes on Saturday, March 21 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Star of Texas; $75,000 Groovy Stakes; $75,000 Bara Lass; $75,000 Richard King; $75,000 Spirit of Texas; $75,000 San Jacinto and $75,000 Yellow Rose. However, due to COVID-19 […]

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Jockey DeShawn Parker Sweeps All Four Stakes On Texas Champions Preview Night

Sam Houston Race Park hosted the inaugural Texas Champions Preview Night on a cool, clear night. Exciting finishes were on display for the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit; $75,000 Two Altazano; $75,000 Houston Turf and $75,000 Miss Houston Turf. It was a huge night for two-time leading Sam Houston Race Park jockey DeShawn Parker, who won each […]

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Texas-Breds Take Center Stage Saturday Night At Sam Houston

Sam Houston Race Park will present four stakes on Saturday, February 22 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit; $75,000 Two Altazano; $75,000 Houston Turf and $75,000 Miss Houston Turf. The inaugural event serves as a preview for next month’s Texas Champions Day, which […]

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Six-Time Connally Winning Trainer Mike Maker Enters Four In 2020 Edition

The second graded stakes of the Houston Racing Festival is the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup, to be run at the distance of one and one-half miles. A field of 12, including four turf specialists from the barn of Mike Maker, will be run as the ninth race of next Sunday’s matinee […]

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Thrice Would Be Nice: Larry Jones Hoping Street Band Hits Right Notes in Houston Ladies Classic

It’s hard to keep trainer Larry Jones out of the winner’s circle at Sam Houston Park in Houston, Texas. The affable Kentucky horseman has won two previous editions of the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic, first with Joyful Victory, who captured the inaugural running in 2013, and then with Cassatt in 2015. Both mares […]

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‘Competitive Spirit’ Continues To Drive Trainer Karl Broberg

It seems like much longer than ten years that Karl Broberg has been training racehorses. He embarked on his career in 2009 when he acquired the Texas-based stable of John Locke, who gave up his veterinary practice to train horses full time. Locke was well-respected at each of the Texas tracks, garnering stakes wins with […]

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Sam Houston’s 2020 Race Meet Kicks Off On January 10

Sam Houston Race Park will conduct its 26th live racing season with Thoroughbred racing commencing on Friday, January 10. The 39-day meet will continue through Saturday, March 28. The draw for opening night took place on Friday, January 3 and ten races will be run, including one on the highly regarded Connally Turf Course. The […]

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Texas-Bred Mr Money Bags Among Land Of Enchantment Day Stars At Zia Park

Roy Cobb’s Mr Money Bags won the biggest race of his career Wednesday at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., as he dug in and captured the $250,000 Zia Park Derby under Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez.  Trained by Mike Neatherlin, the son of Silver City was able to hold off a determined bid by Dueling to win the mile and […]

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Horologist, Mr. Money Bags Top Wednesday’s Zia Parks Oaks, Derby Cards

Zia Park will present the seventh annual Land of Enchantment Day program Wednesday, November 27. The card will feature seven stakes, including the $250,000 Zia Park Derby and the $250,000 Zia Park Oaks. Post time for the program, which will offer purses of $1 million dollars, is 12:00 P.M. (MT), 2:00 P.M (ET). The draw […]

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