Keyword: Sam Houston

  • I'm a Chatterbox will make her seasonal debut in the Houston Ladies.

    I'm a Chatterbox Heads Up Houston Ladies

    After weeks of uncertainty because of the quarantine at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, multiple grade 1 winner I'm a Chatterbox will make her seasonal debut as scheduled in the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Stakes (G3) Jan. 29.

  • Lone Star Park

    2011 Racing Dates Approved in Texas

    The Texas Racing Commission has approved a 2011 racing calendar that includes more than a three-month gap during which Texas horsemen will need to ship their horses outside state lines if they want to run.

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    Sam Houston Offers Race for Zenyatta, Rachel

    Sam Houston Race Park and Gallery Furniture continue to step up efforts to bring super star females Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra together in a stakes race slated for Jan. 30.

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    Student Council Tops 'Connally Turf

    Millennium Farms' Student Council will try the turf--a surface he's never won over--for the first time since December of 2006 when he tackles seven other starters in the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston April 5, but trainer Donnie von Hemel expects Going Ballistic to put up a fight.

  • Reporting for Duty carries the high weight of 119 lbs. in Saturday's Maxxam Gold Cup Handicap.

    Old, Young to Run in Gold Cup 'Cap

    Youthful runners and experienced contenders will go head-to-head at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 26, when 7-year-old horses and 4-year-old colts mix it up in the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup Handicap.

  • Dynameaux Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Dynameaux sired his first winner when the two-year-old filly Dynamic Cowgirl split foes at the three-sixteenths pole, and kicked clear of rivals to post a 1 1/2 length score in a $14,500 maiden special weight for state-breds at Sam Houston Race Park on December 16.

  • Trainer Roy Spradling Dead

    Midwest trainer Roy Spradling, who trained the first winner at Sam Houston Race Park, died in December from complications from a stroke.

  • Lonnie Meche Suspended for Amphetamines

    Stewards in Texas have suspended jockey Lonnie Meche for a second time after he tested positive for amphetamines Nov. 5 at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Colonial Colony, faces Alumni Hall in the Maxxam Gold Cup.

    Colonial Colony, Alumni Hall in Maxxam Gold Cup

    Chris Nolan's Colonial Colony, winner of the 2004 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, and William Farish, James Elkins, and Temple Webber's Alumni Hall, winner of the 2004 Black Tie Affair Handicap at Arlington Park, figure to vie for favoritism in the Jan. 22 Maxxam Gold Cup, a $100,000 event for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Turf Specialists Square Off in Connally at Houston

    Bushwood Stables' Better Talk Now and Mansell Stables' Quest Star, both 5-year-olds, headline the April 10 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap, at $200,000 the richest race of the Sam Houston Race Park meet. The Connally is at 1 1/8 miles on the turf.

  • Sam Houston Cuts Purses

    Sam Houston Race Park has cut purses after handle failed to meet purse projections. Overnight purses were adjusted 7%, effective Dec. 18, 2003 with the cuts to stakes purses beginning Jan. 17.

  • Lone Star Submits Plan for Second Thoroughbred Meet in '04

    Lone Star Park reached an agreement Tuesday to transfer its 2004 Quarter Horse dates to Sam Houston Park, which would allow Lone Star to conduct a fall Thoroughbred meet around the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • McPeek Confident in Take Charge Lady

    With only one-week rest, Take Charge Lady is ready to anchor Team Kentucky in the inaugural Great State Challenge on Dec. 7 at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Invitations Extended for Inaugural Great State Challenge

    Invitations were extended Monday, Nov. 25, to the connections of the 84 ranked horses in the NTRA Great State Challenge. The NTRA Great State Challenge, presented by John Deere and Fed Ex and to be held at Sam Houston Race Park on Dec. 7, is comprised of six races, each worth $275,000 and boasting full fields representing some of the finest state-bred runners in America.

  • Here and There

    Louisiana Downs honors meet champs...Hoosier Park prepares for Ladies' Night...Sam Houston hosts owners' seminar...Zito bobblehead to hit Churchill.

  • Here and There

    Oak Tree to honor McCarron...Belmont guarantees $500,000 Pick 4 on Sept. 28...Sam Houston prepares to open for training and offers fans a chance to win a trip to the Breeders' Cup with its marathon handicapping contest...Johnny Rivers headlines Shoemaker Dinner.

  • Sam Houston Parent Company Posts Big Losses

    Maxxam, the industry conglomerate that owns Sam Houston Race Park, posted a huge first quarter loss after its aluminum operation declared bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is not expected to affect racing operations.

  • Names in the News

    Spring meet winners from Sam Houston, Maryland racing shifts to Pimlico, Eddie Perez' After the Races holds benefit for Roy Houghton.

  • Texas Board Rescinds Accreditation of Chauffe Au Rouge

    The board of directors of the Texas Thoroughbred Association rescinded the accreditation of Texas-bred Chauffe Au Rouge after a lengthy hearing Jan. 18. The vote was 10-4. The move would appear to begin the process of releasing two stakes purses for Texas-accredited horses which have been held in escrow since Chauffe Au Rouge won them last year.

  • Inclement Weather Leads to Cancellations

    With the first major snowstorm of the year forecast for the Northeast, racing was cancelled Saturday at Laurel Park in Maryland, Philadelphia Park in Pennsylvania, and West Virginia's Charles Town.

  • Florida-Bred Cup Day Planned For Nov. 16

    Modeled after other states that have state-bred days, Florida will run six races at Calder Race Course near Miami on Nov. 16, 2002. The program will be called Florida-Bred Cup Day.

  • December Date Set for Inaugural 'Great State Challenge'

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Friday that the inaugural $1.5 million NTRA Great State Challenge will be run at Sam Houston Race Park, in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, December 7, 2002.