Live horse racing returns to Sam Houston Race Park on January 15th

- HOUSTON, TX- Sam Houston Race Park will open its 22nd Annual Live Racing Season with the kick off of the 2016 Thoroughbred Meet on Friday, January 15th featuring the richest stakes program in Texas. The Thoroughbred Meet will once again be anchored by the richest, single Thoroughbred race day in Texas the Houston Racing Festival, on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The Houston Racing Festival will feature the $400,000
Houston Ladies Classic, the $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup (GIII), the Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint, and the Space City Stakes. Sam Houston Race Park offers more than just the richest stakes program in Texas, race
fans can also expect to enjoy special promotions and entertainment during their visit to
the Park. This year, a number of special events have been revamped while still including fan favorites like 50 Cent Beer Every Friday, Dollar Days, Wiener Dog Races, and Camel and Ostrich Races. In 2016, fans should expect to see even more Food. Truck Fridays and Wine Tasting Events. Some 2016 highlights will include:

 Opening Night Military Appreciation Day (January 15)
 50 Cent Beer Every Friday 6 pm to 9 pm
 Houston Racing Festival benefiting Susan G. Komen (January 30)
 Dollar Day at The Park (February 6 & March 26)
 Food Trucks Fridays (January 22, February 12, April 8, May 13)
 Wine Tasting Events (January 30, February 27, March 25, April 23)
 Wiener Dog Races (February 20)
 Camel & Ostrich Races (March 4 & 5)
 Derby Dog Dash (April 16)
 Kentucky Derby Day (May 7)
 Mother’s Day Brunch (May 8)

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