09/10/2003 12:00AM

Sam Houston track report

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Sam Houston's attendance during its 43-night Quarter Horse meet that ended Saturday averaged 4,267 in attendance a night, compared to 4,197 a year ago. Handle on the track's live races averaged $595,643 a card compared to $705,791 in 2002.

Next year, Sam Houston will host the MBNA America Challenge Championship, which is a Breeders' Cup for Quarter Horses, on Nov. 6.