Sam Houston Race Park has rescheduled the Texas Champions stakes races that were originally scheduled for opening weekend January 20-21. The $50,000 Bara Lass Stakes and $50,000 San Jacinto Turf Stakes will now run on Friday, March 10. The $50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes and the $50,000 King Richard Stakes will run on Saturday, March 11. The $50,000 Groovy Stakes and $50,000 Spirit of Texas Stakes will run on Monday, March 13, and the $50,000 Star of Texas Stakes will run on the final day of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet Tuesday, March 14. The races had been postponed due to the equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds in Louisiana.
EHV-1 POLICY REVISION
Effective January 23, 2017 and until further notice, Sam Houston Race Park will implement the following policy, which supersedes any previous policies regarding EHV-1.
HORSES NOT FROM LOUISIANA
Horses not from Louisiana seeking admission to Sam Houston Race Park must have a current health certificate issued within 72 hours prior to arrival.
LOUISIANA HORSES NOT FROM FAIR GROUNDS RACETRACK
SHRP will allow horses from Louisiana (other than Fair Grounds horses) admission onto SHRP property effective Monday 1/23/17 at 12:01am. These horses are eligible to enter into our racing card for Friday 1/27/17, (which is carded on Friday 1/20/17). SHRP will require a health certificate issued within the past 24 hours for any Louisiana horses to enter SHRP property until further notice.
HORSES FROM FAIR GROUNDS RACETRACK
Fair Grounds has announced that horses in unaffected barns will be allowed to leave their property beginning Saturday, 1/21/17. SHRP will allow Fair Grounds horses to enter into our races starting on Saturday 1/28/17, (which is carded on Saturday 1/21/17). Fair Grounds horses from these unaffected barns will be allowed admission onto SHRP property starting Wednesday 1/25/17 at 12:01am. SHRP will require a health certificate issued within the past 24 hours for any Louisiana horses to enter SHRP property until further notice.
The health certificate must include evidence of vaccination with a USDA approved modified live or killed virus vaccine for EHV-1, administered not less than 14 days and not more than 90 days prior to the date of entry. For the full list of remaining requirements for health certificates please visit https://www.shrp.com/horsemen-info/applications-forms.