Sam Houston Race Park, Houston

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  • May 22, 2017
    I really wanted to review Cirque du Soleil, but it seems you have to review the VENUE that Cirque is in, so that makes this a little awkward, but here goes. At the Sam Houston Race Track, they had a t...  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    We attended the Monday afternoon quarterhorse races in April 2017. We arrived 30 minutes prior to the first race and every staffer we encountered was very friendly and helpful. Food items were about w...  more »
  • March 16, 2017
    Enjoyed a fun evening with Friends. Sat in reserved area which was great to be out of the weather elements since the night started out rainy. We had fun whooping and hollering with many others when th...  more »
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  • February 5, 2017
    Visited here on $1 night. Admission, programs, beer, and hot dogs were all $1. My wife and I decided to get the counter seats which were indoors and cost $5 a piece on dollar night. We had a great view of the finish line and enjoyed the seats. The service was excellent, this was our first time at a racetrack and the staff answered all of our questions about wagers and the track itself. I highly recommend buying a program and sitting down and picking which bets you want before you approach a wager machine or attendant as the track veterans can be crabby when trying to check their losing tickets if you take too long. Parking was not bad, the place was family friendly as a lot of people brought the whole family and the kids looked entertained. If you don't come on dollar night be prepared to spend a chunk of money on food and drinks. But for the admission cost you are getting 9 races of varying length and difficulty so I feel that is worth it. The bar does have liquor available as well. All said I had a great time and will be back with my wife.
  • June 18, 2017
    Only been there for outside events. We liked all that we have been to. Parking $10
  • May 18, 2017
    Very excited place to go gamble and bet on good horse. Food is A little bit cheaper than at the Texas Lone Star RaceTrack in Grand Prairie. Want to go there again.
  • June 7, 2017
    I wasn't there because of the horse race. I was there to see Cirque du Soleil. The parking lot was very big enough to park all the cars that were there and the exit was also fast.
  • March 6, 2017
    Too crowded. Difficult to see unless you buy exclusive seating in the upper levels. Could not eat or drink at all. The lines for every single vendor was at least 20 people deep. The lines were so long to get any refreshments you will miss at least 2 races. The drinks were way too small for the wait in line, so you have to stand in line while drinking your current one to get your next one. Unless you pay extra for wait service at a table in the upper box level. Kinda took all the fun out of night.

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