Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Cancels Remainder Of Meet; Lone Star Not Accepting New Horses On Backside

After a blown transformer forced the cancellation of Saturday’s Texas Champions card following the second race at Sam Houston Race Park, according to drf.com, the track announced that it will not host the remainder of the meet over concerns about the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Thoroughbred racing was scheduled to go through March 28, and the […]

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Saturday At Sam Houston: Picks And Analysis By Joe Nevills And Fred Faour For March 21 Card

Texas Champions Day at Sam Houston Race Park features the best Texas-breds the state has to offer. Saturday’s 10-race card features seven stakes races with purses totaling $525,000. As usual, the horseplayer-friendly track will offer its multi-leg wagers with a 12-percent takeout, giving bettors plenty of chances to take advantage of the quality races. First […]

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Friday At Sam Houston: Picks And Analysis By Joe Nevills And Fred Faour For March 20 Card

Sam Houston Race Park might be running without an audience for the remainder of its meet, but the cards remain high-quality for fans and horseplayers to watch and bet from home. Friday’s card features nine races, and opportunities for the leaders in the jockey and trainer colonies, David Cabrera and Steve Asmussen respectively, to pad […]

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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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Stronach Group, Other Track Owners Implement Guidelines To Address Coronavirus

The Stronach Group, under the 1/ST brand, announced on Wednesday what it is doing to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak at its racetracks around the country, and what it plans to do in the future. Keeneland, Tampa Bay Downs, Sam Houston Race Park and Oaklawn Park also released plans for dealing with the virus. The […]

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Saturday At Sam Houston: Picks And Analysis By Chris Griffin And Fred Faour For March 7 Card

Saturday’s card at Sam Houston Race Park is one of the biggest days of the meet for the Arabian breed, featuring a pair of stakes races to lead off the night. The WATHBA Stallions Cup Stakes kicks things off for Arabian fillies and mares going seven furlongs, followed by the Grade 1 HH Sheikh Zayed […]

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Saturday At Sam Houston: Picks And Analysis By Chris Griffin And Fred Faour For February 29 Card

A 10-race card waits for bettors this Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park, where trainer Karl Broberg will attempt to close the gap in the trainer standings between himself and leader Steve Asmussen. Broberg has six entered on the card, and coming home with as many winners would put him in a tie at the […]

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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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Saturday At Sam Houston: Picks And Analysis By Chris Griffin And Fred Faour For Texas Preview Day

Saturday night’s card at Sam Houston Race Park marks the inaugural edition of Texas Preview Day, featuring a lucrative slate of state-bred stakes races building up to Texas Champions Day on March 21. Texas Preview Day features four stakes races, each worth $75,000, and it was added to the calendar as part of Texas House […]

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