The Sam Houston Race Park meet is fast approaching, and track management and the Texas Thoroughbred Association would like to keep you informed about the important dates and major events coming up. We look forward to seeing you in Houston!*Monday, December 16 – Stable area opens

*Thursday, December 26 – Racetrack opens for training

*Wednesday, January 8 – Nominations for Texas Champions Weekend stakes close

*Friday, January 10 – Nominations close for the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, $200,000 G3 Connally Turf Cup, $75,000 Champion Energy Stakes and $50,000 Allen’s Landing Stakes

*Monday, January 13 – First day of entries

*Friday, January 17 – First day of racing and Texas Champions filly and mare divisional races

*Saturday, January 18 – Texas Champions open divisional races

*Saturday, January 25 – Houston Ladies Classic Night

*Saturday, February 15 – Texas Stallions Night

*Saturday, March 1 – Maxxam Gold Cup Night

For a complete listing of stakes and closing dates, please visit

Post times for the meet will be Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Monday and Tuesday at 1 pm.

Anyone needing dining reservations, box seats or guest passes for Friday and Saturday evening race cards, please contact Shyrl Hopkins in the racing office at 281.807.8836 prior to 3 pm on race days. Seating for all big race days is limited, so please make your reservations early. Admission and Club level seating are free for all Monday and Tuesday race cards.

If you should need any additional assistance do not hesitate to contact the racing office at 800.807.7223.

On behalf of Sam Houston Race Park, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing everyone soon.