05/10/2006 12:00AM

Sam Houston track report


The Grade 1 Sam Houston Futurity for Quarter Horses is the highlight of a 30-race stakes schedule to be run during Sam Houston Race Park's annual meet for Quarter Horses. The season will open on June 23 and run for 38 days, through Sept. 9.

The $100,000-added Sam Houston Futurity is a 400-yard race to be run Sept. 8. Another stakes of note is the Grade 2, $50,000-added Sam Houston Classic for 3-year-olds and up on Sept. 1.

The Texas Summer Showdown on July 28 will feature four stakes for Quarter Horses. It is run the same weekend as the Texas Quarter Horse Association's annual yearling sale at Sam Houston.

Sam Houston has set a 7 p.m. Central post time on Fridays and Saturdays and a 1:30 p.m. post for Sundays. Among the trainers expected for the meet are Janet VanBebber, Kenneth Roberts, and Heath Taylor.

In all, the stakes program will be worth more than $930,000.