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Physical & Mailing Address:
Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064

Venue Information:
Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing, dining and entertainment destination located 15 minutes from downtown. Enjoy the thrill of live horse racing and exciting simulcasting action from around the world. Experience an array of dining options including our signature carving stations, fresh vegetable dishes, pasta creations and chocolate fountain dessert bar. The Stakes Have Never Been Bigger at Sam Houston Race Park.

Age Limit:

Sam Houston Race Park is an all-ages venue. The minimum age to place a wager is 21. You must be 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Texas State Photo ID for all patrons under the age of 30 is required for all alcoholic beverage purchases.


General Information

Media Inquiries

Groups & Private Events

Player’s Services


Gates open daily at 10:30 a.m.
*Gate and Post Times for Quarter Horse & Thoroughbred season, along with holidays and special simulcast events vary so please be sure to visit the Live Racing Calendar.

Ticket Information:

Tickets to all events at Sam Houston Race Park are available online at
You can print an “e-Ticket,” have tickets mailed or claim tickets the day of the show at Will Call.  All Will Call tickets require a photo ID. Will Call is located at the South Entrance of The Park near the Valet Circle.

Parking Information:

Valet Parking for live racing days is available for $10. General parking is free.


For the general safety of our patrons:

  • All carried items, including bags, are subject to search. No large bags or backpacks are permitted in The Park;
  • Guests who do not agree to be searched will be denied entry to The Park;
  • Admission fee for live racing is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors (62+), and $4 for children (4-12). For Children under 4, admission is free. Admission during simulcasting is free

Seating Options:

Sam Houston Race Park offers reserved seating & general admission for live racing events. Reserved seating provides seating on the Club Level of the facility including the Winner’s Circle Restaurant, Finish Line boxes, Club boxes, counter seating and theater seating areas. General Admission to The Park does not provide seating and space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Disabled Guest Information:

Sam Houston Race Park provides Accessible Entrances for disabled patrons at the North & South Entrances of The Park. Disabled parking spaces are available in the Main Parking Lot. Disabled Seating will be available for all live racing dates and events. Please call 281-807-8760 with specific questions and to purchase accessible seats.


Sam Houston Race Park provides various food and beverages at concession stands located on the Paddock and Club Levels. Texas State Photo ID for all patrons under the age of 30 is required for all alcoholic beverage purchases. Payment methods include Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Sam Houston Race Park and 97, Inc. are committed to the responsible service of alcoholic beverages. We are required to adhere to the following the policies:

  • The Park will not serve an alcoholic beverage to anyone under the age of 21;
  • The Park will carefully check identification for anyone who appears to be under 30 years of age;
  • The Park will accept only a valid Texas Driver’s Licenses or other Photo ID issued by the State of Texas as proof of age;
  • If a customer cannot provide acceptable proof of age, The Park will refuse service of alcoholic beverages;
  • The Park will serve a maximum of two alcoholic beverages to a customer per transaction; 
  • The Park will not serve an alcoholic beverage to patrons who are intoxicated or to anyone who appears to be nearing intoxication.


Sam Houston Race Park offers restroom facilities for patrons on the Paddock, Club and Suite levels.

ATM Information:

Sam Houston Race Park provides patrons with ATM machines located in the Paddock and Club Levels.  Guests may withdraw up to $200 per transaction from the machine. Withdrawals are available through the use of a debit card only. Credit cards are not accepted by the machines.

Box Office Hours:

Sam Houston Race Park uses its own ticketing system for all racing and event tickets. There are ticket box office booths located at the North & South Entrances, which are open for live racing and concerts. The box office accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express.  Advance racing and concert tickets are available at or by calling 281-807-8760.

Rules & Regulations for Sam Houston Race Park

Please note, the Rules & Regulations stated below are related to Sam Houston Race Park

Fan Conduct Policy:

Anyone exhibiting disruptive or unruly behavior, who is intoxicated, illegally possesses alcohol or other prohibited substances, or who interferes with the ability of others to enjoy the event will be ejected from The Park and subject to arrest.

Camera Usage Policy:

Sam Houston Race Park WILL ALLOW photo cameras into all Concerts & Events unless otherwise posted.  The camera policy for the venue is as follows:
Photo cameras must have a lens of less than 4" long, Professional cameras are not allowed.

Media inquiries regarding photos of live racing and racing events need to be coordinated through the Media Relations department.

Video cameras are not allowed.
For more information, contact or call 281-807-8771.

Sam Houston Race Park will NOT tolerate the following from guests anywhere on property:

  • Tailgating
  • Standing on chairs
  • The distribution of items, flyers, pamphlets, printed materials, as well as the solicitation of signatures is not permitted without written authorization from Management.

Prohibited Items:
Sam Houston Race Park does not allow the following items:

  • Weapons of Any Kind
  • Glass Containers of Any Kind
  • Obscene or Indecent Clothing
  • Backpacks 
  • Large Purses
  • Animals (excluding Service Animals)
  • Audio or Video Recording Devices
  • Spike Jewelry
  • Wallet Chains
  • Laser Pointers
  • Outside Food & Beverage
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Playpens
  • Skates
  • Skateboards
  • Coolers

Other Disclaimers:
Guests entering Sam Houston Race Park may have their image and/or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or publicity purposes. By entering the property you agree to allow such use of your image and/or likeness.
Sam Houston Race Park assumes no liability for personal loss; injury, death, property damage or other related harm suffered by participants, spectators, site owners, leasers, or others who may be adversely affected by an event for personal loss; injury, death, property damage or other related harm suffered by participants, spectators, site owners, leasers, or others who may be adversely affected by an event. Furthermore, cancellation of an event due to an act of God, riots, strikes, labor difficulties, epidemics, and any act or order of any public authority or cause, similar or dissimilar, beyond the control of Sam Houston Race Park, reserves the ticket bearer no right to refund or exchange, and Sam Houston Race Park is not obligated to a substitute live racing date.

Cashing a winning ticket or voucher by mail:

Per Section 11.07 of the Texas Racing Act (enacted Sept 1, 2007) Effective September 1, 2007. Winning pari-mutuel tickets and vouchers issued on or after September 1, 2007 are valid for one year from the date the ticket and or voucher was purchased or issued. Tickets and or Vouchers can be cashed upon your next visit to Sam Houston Race Park or may be cashed by mail. Please print clearly and send your ticket or voucher with name and address to:

Physical & Mailing Address:

Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
Houston, Texas 77064

Please send the ticket certified mail or registered mail, return receipt requested and retain a copy of the ticket for your records. I.R.S. regulations require that gambling earnings that exceeds odds of 300 to 1 are reportable. When cashing such a ticket we require positive I.D., preferably a picture ID such as a driver’s license and a social security card. Management reserves the right to determine if supporting identification is acceptable.

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