• Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 14 hours ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Frosted is pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, per his connections.Posted 3 days ago
  • Erupt (IRE) at 12-1 closes to win the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International (G1)Posted 6 days ago
  • Al's Gal (6-1) wins the head bob and the E. P. Taylor (G1) at WoodbinePosted 6 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

Sam Houston handles $1.2M daily

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 concluded Monday.

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.

The 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.

Read More


comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Sam Houston handles $1.2M daily...

Big Deal .... Can't figure out why a huge city like Houston has such a small handle and little support for the sport of kings.

Top Stories