|Sam Houston Race Park Hosts the $15,000 Universal City Stakes on Saturday, May 9
(Thursday, May 7, 2009) - Sam Houston Race Park will host
the $15,000 Universal City Stakes this Saturday, May 9, 2009. As
part of the extended 11-race card, the stakes race will feature
several of the top American Quarter Horses from last year’s
meet including JC My Diamond Man, Blue Ribbon Dash and Heza Marquette
Maker. The three horses have traded top honors in elite races from
Texas-based tracks Retama, Lone Star and The Park.
The 870-yard race, designated for horses ages three and up, features
JC My Diamond Man as the morning line odds favorite at 5-2. The
4-year-old gelding took home top honors in the 2008 Sam Houston
Distance Derby, racing 870 yards in a time of :46.11. Taking the
reins on Saturday will be jockey Saul Ramirez, Jr., who will mount
the gelding for the first time. He is trained by Brian Stroud and
owned by Clem D. Nava, III.
The remaining horses in the eight-horse field include Big Bad
N Brown, Rakin In Cyn, Jess Ina Bluedress, Fasterthan A Bullet and
Saturday’s live racing event will be followed by a performance
from the Verizon Wireless Concert Series on the Bud Light Stage
with Austin-based duo Ghostland Observatory. Live American Quarter
Horse racing continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May.
For ticket information visit www.shrp.com
or call (281)-807-8760.