Total handle for the recently concluded 32-day Thoroughbred meet at Sam Houston Race Park increased more than 15% to $51,258,598 in 2015 compared with the 2014 meet, as average daily handle improved a fourth straight year.
- Stakes Calendar
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|January 16||Yellow Rose S. R||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||6f||Results & Video|
|January 16||Bara Lass S. R||$50,000g||3yos, Fillies||6f||Results & Video|
|January 16||San Jacinto S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|January 17||Star of Texas S. R||$50,000g||4&up||8f||Results & Video|
|January 17||Spirit of Texas S. R||$50,000g||4&up||6f||Results & Video|
|January 17||Groovy S. R||$50,000g||3yos||6f||Results & Video|
|January 17||Richard King S.||$50,000g||4&up||9f T||Results & Video|
|January 24||John B. Connally Turf Cup S. (gr. III)||$200,000g||4&up||9f T||Results & Video|
|January 24||Houston Ladies Classic S.||$400,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f||Results & Video|
|January 24||Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint S.||$75,000g||4&up||5f T||Results & Video|
|January 24||Allen's Landing S.||$50,000g||3yos||7f||Results & Video|
|January 31||Tomball S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
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|February 7||Bucharest S.||$50,000g||4&up||5f T||Results & Video|
|February 14||Jim's Orbit S. R||$75,000g||3yos, Colts and Fillies||7f||Results & Video|
|February 14||Two Altazano S. R||$75,000g||3yos, Fillies||7f||Results & Video|
|February 14||Jersey Village Turf S. R||$50,000g||4&up||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|February 21||Sam Houston Sprint Cup S.||$50,000g||4&up||6f||Results & Video|
|February 28||Maxxam Gold Cup S.||$100,000g||4&up||9f||Results & Video|
|February 28||Jersey Lilly S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|February 28||Texas Heritage S.||$50,000g||3yos||8f||Results & Video|
Texas Racing Commission executive director Chuck Trout has imposed a $100,000 fine on jockey Roman Chapa, who was initially fined $25,000 and suspended five years after it was determined he carried an electrical device.
The Texas Racing Commission has suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 after stewards determined he carried an electrical shocking device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in a stakes.
A Feb. 27 hearing date has been set by the Texas Racing Commission in the case of Roman Chapa, who faces allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17.
The Paddock Foundation, a non-profit organization launched by the Texas Thoroughbred Association to support and advance Thoroughbred aftercare, will hold an event at Sam Houston Race Park next month.
Texas jockey Roman Chapa is facing felony criminal charges related to race-fixing following allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17 in Houston.
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Sharp filly Cassatt won the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic as a heavy favorite the night of Jan. 24 at Sam Houston Race Park, holding on by neck over the fast-charging Angelica Zapata.
Odds-on choice Coalport, shipping from Florida for Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker, dominated the $200,000 John Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 at Sam Houston Race Park for his first graded stakes victory.
Daddy's Kid could be the class play as he takes on eight opponents in the $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park the night of Jan. 24. Also on the bill is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic.
Jockey Roman Chapa has been summarily suspended by Texas Horse Racing Commission stewards pending an investigation into his winning ride aboard Quiet Acceleration in a stakes race Jan. 17 at Sam Houston Race Park.
Sam Houston Race Park begins its 2014 live racing season the evening of Jan. 16 with full fields and anticipation for its major stakes night the following weekend.
A Texas district judge ruled Nov. 10 that the Texas Racing Commission exceeded its authority when it approved rules allowing the state's horse and dog racing tracks to install historical racing machines.
In trying to introduce customers to new technology such as track wagering apps and web-based platforms, racetracks are finding a human touch-and a little cash -- still helps.
Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) runner-up Fiftyshadesofgold will be pointed to the $175,000 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) Friday, May 2 instead of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
The Texas Stallion Stakes Series will be renamed to honor Clarence Scharbauer Jr., the longtime leading Texas owner and breeder who passed away in February.
Eric Johnston, currently vice president of racing/racing secretary at Sam Houston Race Park, has been named director of racing operations for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Red Rifle delivered a track-record performance at Sam Houston Race Park in handily winning the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup for his first stakes triumph on the night of March 1.
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Julien Leparoux, Mike Maker, and Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who teamed to win the John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Jan. 25, top the standings in the jockey, trainer, and owner categories for new series.