The track's races were well-received around the state and by out-of-state bettors who wagering an average $1,977,474, or 3% more than a year ago.
Average daily purses were up 9.2% to $111,614 and in January the track increased all its stakes to $30,000. Field size grew 1.4% to 9.25 average starters per race. "Our focus continues to be offering a quality racing program with full fields and a variety of wagering opportunities," said Bob Bork, Sam Houston's senior vice president and general manager. "We offer superfectas in every race and rolling pick 3 wagers, which continue to be extremely popular."