|Favorite & Fastest Qualifer BT Special Game Looks to Stay at the Top in the $15,000+ Sam Houston Maiden Classic Saturday at SHRP
(Thursday, July 30, 2009) - Sam Houston Race Park will host
the $15,000+ Sam Houston Maiden Classic on Saturday, August 1, 2009.
Favored BT Special Game (3-1) will be racing to stay at the top
after being the fastest qualifier in trials run on Thursday, July
18. The five-year-old gelding, trained by Kristian Galindo, won
his trial race in a time of :17.608 and beat out seasoned racer
Moonshine Memories (9-2).
“We are so pleased with this horse,” commented Galindo.
“His first race out and he stuns the competition, just blowing
by them down the stretch. Let’s hope he repeats this on Saturday,
and we’ll make it two for two!”
BT Special Game is owned by Gerardo Ruiz, and taking the reins
will be jockey Juan Molina, Jr., who guided him to his first place
finish in the trial race.
The 350-yard race will feature 10 maiden horses. The field also
includes Foxy Shazoom, Eye Of Shazoom, Fleet Hawk, Shazama Rama,
Adrians Knockout, Crafty Dinero, Mr Teton Jess and Reva Gol.
In addition, to live racing events, The Park will continue to
hold the popular Value Day and Party on the Patio in the Fun Zone
every Saturday featuring outdoor patio seating on the Pavilion Apron
area, hot food off the grill, $2 draft beer, misting fans and the
Verizon Wireless misting tent, washer board games, Wii Guitar Hero
challenge, giveaways and more. Value Day Racing Fun 4-Pack tickets
are just $19 and include: (4) live racing admission tickets, (4)
hot dogs and sodas, and (2) live racing programs.
The 2009 American Quarter Horse meet at The Park continues with
live racing events Thursday, Friday and Saturday through August
29. In addition, the Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the
Bud Light stage at The Showgrounds continues in August with performances
from the Counting Crows with special guests Augustana on August
1st, and Sublime tribute band Badfish on August 8th! Tickets start
at $15. For more information, visit www.theshowgrounds.com.