Sam Houston Cancels Saturday Card

Two Bank of America Challenge races rescheduled for May 3 due to weather.

April 27, 2013

Sam Houston Race Park

The Saturday, April 27, live American Quarter Horse race card was canceled at Sam Houston Race Park due to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the greater Houston area.

Officials made the decision at 7:00 p.m. (CT) when radar indicated that the storm which brought heavy rain, thunder and lightning was not lessening in its intensity.

“The safety of our jockeys, horses, fans and employees is of paramount importance,” said Eric Johnston, Sam Houston Race Park’s vice-president of racing. “After reviewing the radar, it was evident that live racing could not be conducted this evening.”

Johnston indicated that the two features carded for Saturday evening, the $27,540 Merial Sam Houston Distaff Challenge and the $24,120 Zoetis Sam Houston Starter Allowance Challenge will be run on Friday, May 3. The post positions will be drawn on Tuesday, April 30.