Sam Houston Race Park's expanded 50-day Thoroughbred meet will begin next Jan. 6 and will continue through Apr. 9. The dates were approved by the Texas Racing Commission Tuesday.
Sam Houston Race Park was granted 46 Thoroughbred days in 2021 and had one of its most successful seasons since it opened in 1994 as the first Class 1 racetrack in Texas. One of the major highlights was its $5.3-million handle for the annual Houston Racing Festival.
Sam Houston Race Park also received approval for its annual Quarter Horse racing season. The 25-day meet will begin Apr. 22 and continue through June 18.
“We are pleased that we have approval for next year's live racing schedule,” said Dwight Berube, Sam Houston Race Park's General Manager. “We are in the midst of planning for 2022 and look to build on the momentum that we were able to achieve this year.”