Event Day to be Featured on National & Local Television including coverage of the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup as well as a Benefit for Susan G. Komen For the Cure® - Houston Affiliate.
Sam Houston Race Park is pleased to announce a new race which will debut in the 2013 Thoroughbred meet. The $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic is set for Saturday, January 26, 2013 as part of a special stakes-filled card including the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup.
The $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, for fillies and mares, four-years-old and up will be contested at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles over the nationally renowned main track at Sam Houston Race Park. The newly created event will be carried on both national television by HRTV and locally on the Fox Sports Network.
Promotions for the January 26 racing festival will be plentiful, including a fund raising event to benefit for the Houston Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure®. Since 1982, Komen has led the way in the fight against breast cancer. Sam Houston Race Park will donate $1 for each guest attending the Park on January 26, 2013.
“We are thrilled about the opportunity to partner with Sam Houston Park for The $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and look forward to everyone coming out to enjoy the races and support Susan G. Komen for the Cure Houston in our efforts to provide community funding for breast cancer research, education screening and treatment. Last year we granted over $3 million dollars to support local programs and over $1 million for research. This year we want to do even more.”
– Adriana M. Higgins, Ed.D., Komen Houston Executive Director