With an early deadline rescinded, Texas racetracks will run through the end of the month. Meanwhile another racing commission vote on historical racing is coming Feb. 18.
- Stakes Calendar
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|January 22||Yellow Rose S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||6f||Results & Video|
|January 22||San Jacinto S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|January 22||Bara Lass S.||$50,000g||3yos, Fillies||6f||Results & Video|
|January 23||Spirit of Texas S.||$50,000g||4&up||6f||Results & Video|
|January 23||Star of Texas S.||$50,000g||4&up||8f||Results & Video|
|January 23||Groovy S.||$50,000g||3yos||6f||Results & Video|
|January 23||Richard King S.||$50,000g||4&up||9f T||Results & Video|
|January 30||Houston Ladies Classic S. (gr. III)||$400,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f||Results & Video|
|January 30||John B. Connally Turf Cup S. (gr. III)||$200,000g||4&up||12f T||Results & Video|
|January 30||Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint S.||$75,000g||4&up||5f T||Results & Video|
|January 30||Space City S.||$50,000g||3yos||6f||Results & Video|
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|February 13||Houston Distaff S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|February 13||Houston Turf S.||$50,000g||4&up||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|February 13||Sam Houston Sprint Cup S.||$50,000g||4&up||6f||Results & Video|
|February 20||Two Altazano S.||$75,000g||3yos, Fillies||6f||Results & Video|
|February 20||Jim's Orbit S.||$75,000g||3yos, Colts and Fillies||6f||Results & Video|
|February 27||Maxxam Gold Cup S.||$100,000g||4&up||9f||Results & Video|
|February 27||Bucharest Turf Sprint S.||$50,000g||4&up||5f T||Results & Video|
|February 27||Texas Heritage S.||$50,000g||3yos||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|February 27||Jersey Lilly S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss got a perfect trip and made the most of it Jan. 30 at Sam Houston Race Park.
Forever Unbridled continued her recent run of good form Jan. 30, taking over from pacesetter and defending race winner Cassatt to claim the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (gr. III) at Sam Houston Race Park.
Keeneland announced Jan. 26 that Jesse Ullery will join the sales department as a sales associate.
Shawn Hurwitz, CEO of Sam Houston Race Park, was killed in a Sunday morning boating accident.
Texas lawmakers have apparently agreed to temporarily fund the Texas Racing Commission, allowing horse racing in the state to resume after a one-day shut down.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association has asked racing regulators to drop efforts to repeal rules they adopted last year to govern historical race wagering at tracks in the state.
Already facing charges for allegedly carrying an electrical device during a winning ride in a stakes in January, jockey Roman Chapa is now accused of the same violation in the same race with the same horse in 2014.
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.
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.