Sam Houston QH Meet Opens Friday
The track's stakes schedule features 13 races, topped by the $550,000-est. Sam Houston Futuriity.
March 25, 2017
Sam Houston Race Park opens its 2017 American Quarter Horse meet with a nine-race program on Friday. Post time for the first race is set for 7 p.m. (CDT).
Sam Houston's opening-night card features two stakes -- the 330-yard, $20,000 Miss Sam Houston Stakes (R) for Texas-bred fillies and mares, and the 550-yard, $20,000 Harris County Stakes -- and two 440-yard Bank of America Sam Houston Challenge (G2) trials. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the Challenge trials will meet in the April 22, $95,000-added final.
Sam Houston Race Park's Quarter Horse stakes schedule consists of 13 races, topped by the meet's richest races, the 330-yard, $550,000-est. Sam Houston Futurity (G2), and the 350-yard, $200,000-est. Sam Houston Derby (G3), both of which will be run on April 29.
In addition, many of the nation's top older horses will be pointed to the 440-yard, $50,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2) on May 13. Last year's Sam Houston Classic was won by Ted G. Abrams' Jessies First Down, a homebred Fdd Dynasty gelding trained by Judd Kearl and last year's world champion.
Click here for a complete stakes schedule. For more information on the Sam Houston meet, visit the track's website.
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