Sam Houston Race Park

Houston Ladies Classic, Apple Blossom Next For Cotillion Winner Street Band

Grade 1 Cotillion winner Street Band will be pointed to the G3 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 26 for her next start, reports bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan was most recently eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Street Band returned to Churchill Downs after the Breeders’ Cup, and will ship […]

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Sam Houston Increases Overnight Purses To Average $200,000 Per Day In 2020

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2020 live racing season on Friday, January 10 with an expanded 39-day Thoroughbred meet continuing through Saturday, March 28. Several exciting changes are in store for the upcoming live season with a substantial boost in purses thanks to legislative action earlier this year. House Bill 2463 was […]

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Announcer Chris Griffin To Call Races During September Los Al Meeting

Track announcer Chris Griffin will call the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 10-day season begins Friday, Sept. 6 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 22. During that span, Griffin, 38, will also call the nighttime action in place of the vacationing Ed Burgart. Griffin, a California native, has called […]

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Texas Horse Racing To Get Purse Boost From New Law Diverting Sales Tax On Horse Products

As much as $17.5 million per year could be used to support Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse purses in Texas as a result of legislation signed into law last weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott. House Bill 2463 diverts sales taxes on horse feed, tack and other horse-related products and services from the state’s general fund to […]

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Asmussen Crowned Leading Trainer At Sam Houston For Sixth Consecutive Year

The Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meeting wrapped on Saturday, March 30. The racing season kicked off on January 25 with the Houston Racing Festival highlighting opening weekend. Local racing fans and horseplayers across the country enjoyed seeing Bloom Racing Stable, LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing, LLC’s Midnight Bisou win the Grade 3, […]

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Mr Money Bags Dominates Groovy On Texas Champions Day

Mr Money Bags, who dominated in last month’s $65,000 Jim’s Orbit at Sam Houston Race Park, returned with an even more impressive victory Saturday night in the six-furlong $50,000 Groovy Stakes. Sam Houston saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday night with six Texas Champions stakes. An enthusiastic crowd was on hand to see plenty of talent in […]

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‘Pretty Special’ Mr Money Bags Tops Groovy Stakes On Texas Champions Card

Mr Money Bags who dominated in last month’s $65,000 Jim’s Orbit will face seven colts and geldings in Saturday’s six-furlong $50,000 Groovy Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. A part of Texas Champions Day, the Groovy goes as race six on the eight-race program. The son of Sliver City is bred and owned by Roy […]

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Cowgirls Like Us, Mr Money Bags Deliver In Sam Houston Stakes

Sam Houston Race Park hosted two stakes on the Saturday, February 23rd card and the favorites did not disappoint as Cowgirls Like Us prevailed in the $65,000 Two Altazano and Triple Crown nominated Mr Money Bags dominated his rivals in the $65,000 Jim’s Orbit Stakes. Douglas Scharbauer’s homebred Cowgirls Like Us showed her class in […]

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With 3,000 Wins In 10 Years, Broberg Looking To Upgrade, Expand Horizons

Karl Broberg was not at Sam Houston Race Park when Sarge’s Daughter won Friday’s seventh race under Deshawn Parker, giving the Illinois native his 3,000th career victory since taking out a trainer’s license late in 2009. Broberg was at his home in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he manages the multi-division stable that won 509 races in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Wings Locked Up ‘Just Happier At The Racetrack’

Every good horseman will tell you that a racehorse does his best running when he’s happy. The hard part, of course, is figuring out how to put him in that headspace; horses aren’t always logical creatures. About a year ago now, trainer Clinton Stuart tried sending his hard-knocking gelding Wings Locked Up home to his […]

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