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- Stakes Calendar
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|January 17||Yellow Rose S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||6f||Results & Video|
|January 17||Bara Lass S.||$50,000g||3yos, Fillies||6f||Results & Video|
|January 17||San Jacinto S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|January 18||Groovy S.||$50,000g||3yos||6f||Results & Video|
|January 18||Spirit of Texas S.||$50,000g||4&up||6f||Results & Video|
|January 18||Star of Texas S.||$50,000g||4&up||8f||Results & Video|
|January 18||Richard King S.||$50,000g||4&up||9f T||Results & Video|
|January 25||John B. Connally Turf Cup S. (gr. III)||$200,000g||4&up||9f T||Results & Video|
|January 25||Houston Ladies Classic S.||$400,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f||Results & Video|
|January 25||Champion Energy Services S.||$75,000g||4&up||5f T||Results & Video|
|January 25||Allen's Landing S.||$50,000g||3yos||7f||Results & Video|
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|February 1||Tomball S.||$50,000g||4&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|February 8||Bucharest S.||$50,000g||4&up||5f T||Results & Video|
|February 15||Two Altazano S.||$75,000g||3yos, Fillies||7f||Results & Video|
|February 15||Jim's Orbit S.||$75,000g||3yos, Colts and Fillies||7f||Results & Video|
|February 15||Jersey Village S.||$50,000g||4&up||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|February 22||Sam Houston Sprint Cup S.||$50,000g||4&up||6f||Results & Video|
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.
Rose to Gold picked up the fourth graded stakes win of her career after running down favored Unusual Way to win the second renewal of the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic on the night of Jan. 25 at Sam Houston Race Park.
Odds-on choice Admiral Kitten surged through the stretch to catch Fredericksburg just in time for a neck victory in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) on the night of Jan. 25 at Sam Houston Race Park.
Undefeated since moving to the barn of trainer Ron Faucheux, Brittlyn Stable's Class Included looks to keep her streak alive against seven others in the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Jan. 25 at Sam Houston Race Park.
The Big Bad Kittens are invading Texas, as grade I winner Admiral Kitten faces seven opponents in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 25.
Sam Houston Race Park will offer $1.7 million in stakes for its 2014 Thoroughbred meet, which spans 32 days from Jan. 17-March 11.
The inaugural $500,000 Penn Mile June 1 helped Penn National Gaming Inc. continue a trend of sharp gains in pari-mutuel handle on "big event" programs at the company's racetracks.
Swift Warrior made his first-ever start at Sam Houston Race Park a successful one Jan. 26, when he beat nine rivals in the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) in a pacesetting effort.
A freshened Joyful Victory was too much to handle for her rivals in the inaugural $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on the night of Jan. 26, setting a track record while drawing away for an easy win.
The inaugural running of the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic -- -the richest race run at Sam Houston Race Park since it opened in 1994 -- -will feature round three for rivals Joyful Victory and Brushed by a Star.
Sam Houston Race Park will open its 20th live racing season when it kicks off its 2013 meet on Friday, Jan. 18, with average daily purses in excess of $165,000
Three Thoroughbred tracks comprising much of the nighttime simulcast market over the next few months have announced a coordinated plan to reschedule their post times beginning with live racing on Dec. 26.
Sam Houston Race Park revamps stakes schedule for 2013, offers "Ship Assist" program for owners who start horse in Houston Ladies Classic and undercard stakes.
Sam Houston Race Park will offer free admission starting May 20.