Sam Houston Race Park

7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, Texas 

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Self parking:Yes
Convention sq/ft:226,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Houston Hotels
Venues: Bud Light Stage, The Showgrounds


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Sam Houston Race Park Review

Sam Houston Race Park is the premier Houston  dining, entertainment, and racing destination. The facility is located 15 minutes from downtown Houston, Texas. Whether you only come for the meets to enjoy thoroughbred and quarter horse races, or come any day of the year for exciting simulcast wagering, you will fine dining, drinking, and entertainment options not offered anywhere else in the area.

The Chop House Buffet at Winner's Circle Restaurant is open to the public, and once your seat is reserved it is yours for the entire evening. Buy your ticket for the races before 8pm and concerts are free on the Bud Light Stage. Top name southern rock and country music concerts are held, with admission, at The Showgrounds venue with seating for up to 15,000 fans.

Open daily 10:30am to Midnight.

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Gaming at Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park is running it's 21st season in 2014. Thoroughbreds ran a 32 day meeting beginning January 17 with 22 events and a purse in excess of $1.7 million. The $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic returned on Saturday, January 25, 2014. The season ran through the March 8th HH Sheikh Zayed Arabian Racing Festival with purses for the two events that day totaling $55,000. Post times were Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 7:00pm, Monday 1:00pm, Tuesday 1:00pm.

Quarter Horse Post Times for 2014 are March 21 - May 11, 2014 (24 Live Racing Days) Thursday 7:00pm, Friday 7:00pm & Saturday 6:00pm.

Gates open for simulcast betting daily at 10:30am with purses estimated to run from $200,000 at Sunland Oaks to $10 million for the Dubai World Cup. Enjoy drinks and a fine meal with your race day. Everybody is welcome at the Winners Circle Restaurant. Members Only are invited to The Champion Energy Services Jockey Club. Annual membership fees range from $1,600 for individuals to $2,200 for an annual corporate membership.

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Contact information


Phone (281) 807-8700
Toll-free (800) 807-7223
Email Email
Facebook Facebook page
Twitter @SHRP‎

Box Office

Phone (800) 211-3381
Website Website

Group Sales

Phone (281) 807-8750
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Phone (281) 807-8750
Website Website
Email Email

Casino hours

Sunday 10:30am to 12:00am
Monday 10:30am to 12:00am
Tuesday 10:30am to 12:00am
Wednesday 10:30am to 12:00am
Thursday 10:30am to 12:00am
Friday 10:30am to 12:00am
Saturday 10:30am to 12:00am

Dining & Restaurants

The Winner’s Circle Restaurant & Chop House Buffet

  • Serving: American, Cafe/Variety

More than 800 guests can enjoy the cuisine at Winner’s Circle Restaurant making it Houston's largest dining establishment. Enjoy finish line views in a contemporary atmosphere. The restaurant is only open during live race days and features tiered seating so everyone has a first-class view of the track. Diners never feel hurried here, as once booked, the seat is yours for the entire evening. Enjoy live racing along with fine dining.

  • Price range: Average
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The Champion Energy Services Jockey Club

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, Buffet, Cafe/Variety

The Champion Energy Services Jockey Club is a member’s-only club offering a perfect dining experience to go along with live racing. Enjoy  a casual lunch or dinner buffet highlighted by fresh seafood, specialty pastas, and brunch  items. Varied and delicious entrees are offered along with carving stations featuring lamb, beef, ham, and poultry along with  gourmet desserts. There is no  need to leave your table to get in on the next race, simulcast, or live from the track with personal betting and teller stations at  every table.

  • Price range: Upscale
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Sam Houston Race Park Venues & Hotspots

Bud Light Stage

Buy your $7 general admission tickets to live racing before 8:00 p.m  and get into concerts free at the Bud Light stage. Come later and the tickets are $20 each. Concert dates are Friday and Saturday nights from March through May.  Expect a great line-up of Country and Texas country artists to take to the Bud Light Stage and perform for an audience seated on an  open lawn. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

The Showgrounds

The Showgrounds is not only a great venue to rent for your gathering of up to 15,000 people - it's also the place to see top name acts in concert. Come see country and southern rock by such well known names as Country Music Icon Hank Williams Jr., 38 Special, and Wade Bowen.
Early Ticket sales are only available online. Advance tickets are available at the website, participating Houston-area Randalls locations, Sam Houston Race Park box office, or by calling 800-211-3381 beginning March 24.

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