Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, which ran a consolidated
Thoroughbred meet for the first time this winter, handled an average of
$1,240,156 a day on its races from all sources. The 26-date meet
Sam Houston raced 62 days last meet, and handled
an average $1,264,263 a day on its races from all sources. During the
recent meet, offtrack patrons bet an average $1,134,875 a day on races
from Sam Houston, while another $105,281 a card was bet ontrack.
consolidation enabled Sam Houston to boost its purses from $103,000 a
day to a record $160,000 a day. A purpose of the shortened meet was to
keep Sam Houston’s purses competitive with other tracks in the region,
many of which have gaming to supplement their purses.