08/09/2006 12:00AM

Sam Houston track report


Sam Houston has set Sept. 23 as the date for its seventh annual qualifying tournament for the Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association Handicapping Championship. The qualifier is open to 200 entrants, and the first three finishers will win a trip to the finals in Las Vegas in January 2007.

The cost to enter the Sam Houston qualifier is $200.

"This year's first prize award has been increased to $10,000, in addition to the qualifying spot to the finals, so I expect a full field of 200," said Troy Lawrence, director of player services for Sam Houston.

To register for the qualifier, contact Lawrence at (281) 807-8801, or go to Sam Houstons's web site at www.shrp.com.