Starting on February 17th to April 3rd 2021, Sam Houston will increase the purse money on two levels: the main track overnight purses by $7,000, and the turf race purses by $2,000.
This comes after Sam Houston kicked off their racing meet with a great start. They broke a record handle on January 31st of $5.3 million, during which their Houston Racing Festival card took place. They've experienced a 40% spike in handle to this date.
The increases will be in effect through the duration of the racing season, all the way to April 3rd, 2021.
Frank Hopf, the Senior Director of Racing Operations at Sam Houston, commented on the track's success, paying credit to the horsemen and racing fans for their role and support for their product. He also credits the appeal of their industry-low takeout of 12% on multi-race wagers.