Sam Houston Race Park

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Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park is a horse-racing track in Houston, Texas, United States. It opened in 1994, at North Sam Houston Pkwy W.

History

It is acknowledged as a Class 1 racetrack in Texas situated just 15 minutes from downtown Houston, Northwest Houston, opened on April 24, 1994. They run two live races every year, the Thoroughbred racing every November and American Quarter Horse racing from the end of June through September.

The track was named after Sam Houston, an influential general and later became the president of the Republic of Texas. In 2000, Sam Houston purchased the Valley Race Park, a greyhound track in Harlingen. In August 2017, the track became an evacuation center for the equine victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Track Details

The main track is 1-mile, and the turf track is 7/8 mile. It is 80 feet wide when the poles are in the zero-rail position, 71 feet wide when the poles are in the 9-foot rail position, and 62 feet wide when the poles are in the 18-foot rail position. During summer, the track comprises one-inch deep 419 Hybrid Bermuda grass, while during winter, it is composed of one-inch deep Ryegrass.

It has 8 bars, two restaurants, Grandstand suites, San Jacinto Suite, Celebration Suite, Director’s Suite, Sam Houston Suite, and the House Suite. The park also has many concession areas on the Paddock and Club levels. The parking area can fit 3,500 vehicles which include 125 accessible spaces. For general parking, it is free for Live Racing and Simulcast days, while valet parking is located at the south entrance gate with a $10 fee available during live race days only.

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