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Houston — By Christina Uticone on March 26, 2010 at 10:24 am
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All Out at Sam Houston Race Park

Crowds gather almost year-round at Sam Houston Race Park for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.  In addition to on-site races, the park offers “Simulcast” races from around the country and the world.

The park has not one but two restaurants to choose from featuring menus from Executive Chef Hugo Gomez: The Winner’s Circle Restaurant and the members-only Jockey Club.  Sam Houston also gives groups up to 100 the opportunity to enjoy the race in a Luxury Suite that includes valet parking, a themed buffet, a private bar and butler, and your group’s name listed in the live racing program.

The Showgrounds concert venue at Sam Houston is only in its second year but it has already housed some big-time names in music: Randy Travis, Pat Benetar (with Fabulous Thunderbirds), and Widespread Panic to name a few. In coming months the venue will host Marshall Tucker Band, Kevin Fowler, and Roger Creager.

You can connect with Sam Houston Race Track and The Showgrounds on Facebook and Twitter.

Where: 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West (map)

When: Thoroughbred Racing: Running now through April 3; Quarter Horse Racing: Friday April 30 – Saturday August 15 2010; The Showgrounds: See Event Calendar

Tools: SHRP’s “About Us” page has details on admission, directions, parking, seating, accessibility, and more.

Tickets: You can purchase tickets on the SHRP website or at the box office.  Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday, 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Friday & Saturday, 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Sunday, 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

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