Keyword: Sam Houston Race Park

  • Trainer Stuart Earns Career Victory 1,000

    Southwest-based trainer Clinton Stuart picked up the 1,000th victory of his career Feb. 20 when he sent out Stewart Levine and Curtis Culver's Crossbow Star to a victory in a maiden-claiming race at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Roman Chapa winning the 2014 Richard King Turf Stakes aboard Quiet Acceleration.

    Chapa Allegedly Committed Same Offense in '14

    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.

  • Houston Ladies Classic Stakes winner Cassatt was named the 2015 Horse of the Meet at Sam Houston.

    Sam Houston Reports Increased Handle

    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.

  • Roman Chapa aboard Quiet Acceleration

    Jockey Chapa's Fine Increased to $100,000

    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.

  • Roman Chapa riding Quiet Acceleration.

    Five-Year Suspension, $25,000 Fine for Chapa

    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.

  • Quiet Acceleration, ridden by Roman Chapa, won the Richard King Stakes on Jan. 17.

    Chapa Remains Suspended; Feb. 27 Hearing Set

    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.

  • Coalport wins the John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes.

    Coalport Convincing Winner of Connally Cup

    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.

  • Cassatt faces 7 in the Houston Ladies Classic Stakes.

    Daddy's Kid, Cassatt Head Sam Houston Stakes

    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.

  • Quiet Acceleration, ridden by Roman Chapa, won the Richard King Stakes on Jan. 17.

    Jockey Chapa Suspended Pending Investigation

    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.

  • Historical Racing Machines

    Historical Racing Dealt Setback in Texas

    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.

  • Admiral Kitten won the 2014 John B. Connally Turf Cup.

    Penn Gaming Series Opens at Sam Houston

    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 wins the Houston Ladies Classic.

    Rose to Gold Rises to Ladies Classic Test

    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.

  • Admiral Kitten wins the John B. Connally Turf Cup.

    Surging Admiral Kitten Wins Connally Turf Cup

    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.

  • Joyful Victory runs away from her competition in the Houston Ladies Classic.

    Joyful Victory Sets Track Mark at Sam Houston

    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.

  • Sam Houston Meet to Open Jan. 18

    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

  • Penn Gaming Tracks Stagger Night Post Times

    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.