Sam Houston Race Park is a horse racetrack located in Houston, Texas. The venue hosts Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse racing during specific months, plus music concerts, festivals and events during its off season, serving all year round as a multi-purpose venue.

The venue opened in 1994 as the first Class 1 Horse Racing park in Texas. It was named after Sam Houston, a general and later president of Texas. It cost $90 million at the time, and it is considered to be the fastest growing track in America based on attendance.

Annually, the race track hosts two live meets, Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse. The former run from January till March, and the latter from March to May. US simulcast racing is held here during the rest of the year.

In 2017 Sam Houston lent a hand to the horse victims left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Since it had made it through with little damage, it collaborated with Houston-area displaced equines, lending their empty barns as a refuge, as the live season had already ended.

Besides the 1-mile dirt track and a 7-furlong turf course for horses, Sam Houston Race Park offers amenities such as 2 restaurants, Grandstand suites, several bars, the San Jacinto Suite, the Celebration Suite, the Director's Suite, the Sam Houston Suite, and the House Suite. Plus, in 2000, Sam Houston bought Valley Race Park, a Harlingen greyhound track, to complete its multi-purpose function.

Sam Houston Race Park's largest attendance of 32,177 was recorded on July 4th, 2008.

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Sam Houston Race Park Facts:

  • Racecourse type: American Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse Racing (dirt, turf).
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Purse: N/A
  • Venue capacity: 33,000
  • Track length: 1 mile dirt, 7-furlong turf
  • Important track records: N/A.