Sam Houston Entries & Results for Thursday, March 17, 2022

Sam Houston, Houston, TX
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Sam Houston opened in 1994 as the first Class 1 Horse Racing venue in Texas. Following hurricane Harvey in August 2017, Sam Houston offered refuge to over 100 displaced horses in the area.
Sam Houston's biggest stake: The $400,000, Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic, run every January.

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Power Picks stats the last 60 days: Top picks are winning at 31.5%, second picks are winning at 21.2%, and third place picks are winning 16.6%.

Sam Houston Power Picks the last 14 days: 0.0% winners /

1M, Dirt, $5,000 Claiming
Open | 4 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $13,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double (Races 1-2) Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3)

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# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

King Nate

Animal Kingdom

Karl Broberg

Ry Eikleberry

7/2

2 2

Smoothee Lee

Sidney's Candy

J. Keith Bilbrey

Iram Vargas Diego

10/1

3 3

Pop Life

Stay Thirsty

Cesar Govea

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

8/1

4 4 Picks Report

Forevamo

Uncle Mo

Karl Broberg

Carlos Montalvo

2/1

5 5

G's Turn

Alternation

Scott E. Young

Kylee R. Jordan

9/2

6 6

Attain Success

Successful Appeal

Dallas E. Keen

Jose L. Alvarez

5/2

Runner Win Place Show
Attain Success  6 $5.20 $3.60 $2.40
King Nate  1 - $4.20 $3.00
Smoothee Lee  2 - - $4.00
G's Turn  5 - - -
Also rans: Forevamo, Pop Life
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 6-1 $39.00 $45,059.00
Superfecta 6-1-2-5 $384.80 $23,466.00
Trifecta 6-1-2 $181.60 $31,570.00
Fractions and final time: :24.19, :47.39, 1:12.36, 1:25.47, 1:39.23
Winning Owner: Melvin Simonovich
Winning Breeder: Andy Sauve

1 1/16M, Turf, $25,000 Claiming
Open | 4 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $18,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double (Races 2-3) Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4) / Pick 4 (Races 2-3-4-5)

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# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Sunrise Kitten

Kitten's Joy

Cesar Govea

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

10/1

2 2 Picks Report

Speed Effect

Exchange Rate

Karl Broberg

Ry Eikleberry

5/2

3 3

Go Speed Racer Go

Summer Front

Martin Villafranco

Iram Vargas Diego

7/2

4 4

The Influencer

Tapiture

Scott E. Young

Floyd Wethey Jr.

15/1

5

Hamazing Wisdom

Hamazing Destiny

Danny Pish

Gerardo Mora

20/1

6 6

Aligned Interest

Closing Argument

Edith A. Mojica

Alfredo Triana Jr.

20/1

7 7

Brock On By

Paynter

H. Ray Ashford, Jr.

Leandro D. Goncalves

12/1

8 8

More Like It

More Than Ready

J. R. Caldwell

Lane J. Luzzi

4/1

9 9

Gold Vermilion

Red Rocks (IRE)

Dallas E. Keen

Rodolfo Guerra

6/1

10 10

Drewpower

Lemon Drop Kid

Lonnie Briley

Jansen Melancon

8/1

Runner Win Place Show
Brock On By  7 $21.60 $10.20 $5.80
Drewpower 10 - $8.20 $4.00
Go Speed Racer Go  3 - - $3.20
Sunrise Kitten  1 - - -
Also rans: More Like It, Aligned Interest, Gold Vermilion, The Influencer, Speed Effect
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Daily Double 6-7 $113.20 $11,432.00
Exacta 7-10 $144.00 $52,302.00
Superfecta 7-10-3-1 $3,105.60 $26,118.00
Trifecta 7-10-3 $574.00 $40,791.00
Fractions and final time: :23.72, :47.89, 1:11.28, 1:36.46, 1:42.82
Winning Owner: Ron A. Stolich
Winning Breeder: G Duignan, W Duignan, VisionThoroughbreds, B Pieratt & P Pieratt

Report: Sam Houston will cancel next year's racing festival

Sam Houston Race Park will cut the Houston Racing Festival from its 2023 stakes schedule.

1 1/16M, Dirt, $15,000 Starter Optional Claiming
Open | 4 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $18,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Houston Hi-Five Daily Double (Races 3-4) / Pick 3 (Races 3-4-5)

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# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Comedian

Into Mischief

Sarah Nicole Davidson

Gerber Pivaral

8/1

2 2

Dobbins G

Jimmy Creed

Austin Gustafson

Freddy Jose Manrrique

9/5

3 3

Victory Boulevard

Dialed In

Paul M. Pearson

Gerardo Mora

4/1

4 4

United Patriot

Flat Out

Michael E. Biehler

Weston Hamilton

20/1

5 5 Picks Report

Bow and Arrow

Archarcharch

Karl Broberg

Ry Eikleberry

5/2

6 6

River Ruler

Will Take Charge

Amanda Barton

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

6/1

7 7

Tensas Toddy

Custom for Carlos

Karl Broberg

Carlos Montalvo

10/1

Runner Win Place Show
Bow and Arrow  5 $4.60 $3.60 $2.40
Victory Boulevard  3 - $6.60 $3.00
Comedian  1 - - $3.60
United Patriot  4 - - -
Also rans: Tensas Toddy, Dobbins G, River Ruler
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Daily Double 7-5 $73.80 $5,121.00
Exacta 5-3 $29.00 $40,129.00
Superfecta 5-3-1-4 $451.40 $19,756.00
Trifecta 5-3-1 $95.00 $28,032.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 5-3-1-4-7 $1,995.20 $4,171.00
Pick 3 6-7-5 $216.60 $17,976.00
Fractions and final time: :24.7, :47.88, 1:12.79, 1:39.24, 1:46.26
Winning Owner: End Zone Athletics, Inc.
Winning Breeder: Michael Meeks
BOW AND ARROW was in tight on the first turn, then set the pace two wide, was in a hard drive, drew off on the far turn, dug in gamely in the stretch drive and held on for the win.

1M, Turf, Maiden Special Weight
Open | 3 To 5 Year Olds
Purse: $36,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double (Races 4-5) Pick 3 (Races 4-5-6) / Space City Pick 6 (Races 4 thru 9)

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Oak Hill Solution

Real Solution

Cesar Govea

Jose L. Alvarez

20/1

2 2

Whitaker

Elusive Quality

Desmond Fogarty

Weston Hamilton

30/1

3 3

West Texas Rain

Maclean's Music

Scott E. Young

Floyd Wethey Jr.

9/2

4 4

Luck of the Stars

Proudinsky (GER)

Edith A. Mojica

Rodolfo Guerra

20/1

5 5

Sargent Kline

Munnings

Frank Lucarelli

Ry Eikleberry

10/1

6 6

Smart Battle

Battle of Midway

Paul Duhon

Iram Vargas Diego

30/1

7 7

Brentley (GB)

Frankel (GB)

Steven M. Asmussen

Stewart Elliott

9/5

8 8

Brucelea

Lea

Karen E. Jacks

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

6/1

9 9

Tiz Life

American Pharoah

Kari Craddock

Richard E. Eramia

7/2

10 10

Cairo Warrior

Cairo Prince

J. R. Caldwell

Lane J. Luzzi

8/1

Runner Win Place Show
Cairo Warrior 10 $9.40 $5.40 $4.20
West Texas Rain  3 - $5.60 $4.20
Whitaker  2 - - $19.40
Brucelea  8 - - -
Also rans: Brentley (GB), Smart Battle, Tiz Life, Sargent Kline, Oak Hill Solution, Luck of the Stars
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Daily Double 5-10 $43.20 $6,225.00
Exacta 10-3 $68.60 $57,153.00
Superfecta 10-3-2-8 $13,354.20 $31,186.00
Trifecta 10-3-2 $2,649.80 $43,745.00
Pick 3 7-5-10 $395.80 $4,960.00
Fractions and final time: :23.67, :48.02, 1:12.33, 1:24.7, 1:37.07
Winning Owner: Indigo Racing
Winning Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. William L. Pape
CAIRO WARRIOR pressed the pace while two wide on the backstretch, rallied on the far turn to take command then drew off in mid stretch and was best in the end.

What we learned: Life Is Good is not as good with slow pace

The Woodward shows that Life Is Good is not as good with a slow pace.

6 1/2F, Dirt, $10,000 Claiming
Fillies & Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $13,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double (Races 5-6) Pick 3 (Races 5-6-7) / Pick 5 (Races 5-6-7-8-9)

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Sea of Life

Eagle

Eli Martinez

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

4/1

2 2

My Baby Blue

My Golden Song

Eduardo Cruz

Simon Camacho-Benitez

30/1

3 3

Texas Whirlwind

Euroears

J. R. Caldwell

Lane J. Luzzi

6/1

4 4

High Def Ridge

Ronridge Will

Ronald Kotara

Andres Sanchez III

20/1

5 5

Seven S's Special

Special Rate

Edelmiro Carrizales

Jansen Melancon

20/1

6 6

Sheza Hunk

The Hunk

M. Brent Davidson

Gerardo Mora

7/2

7 7

Head Over Boots

Beta Capo

Hector Echeverria

Iram Vargas Diego

8/1

8 8

She's an Angel

Too Much Bling

Steven M. Asmussen

Stewart Elliott

6/5

Runner Win Place Show
She's an Angel  8 $4.20 $2.60 $2.40
Texas Whirlwind  3 - $5.00 $3.20
Head Over Boots  7 - - $7.40
Sheza Hunk  6 - - -
Also rans: High Def Ridge, Sea of Life, My Baby Blue, Seven S's Special
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Daily Double 10-8 $29.40 $6,478.00
Exacta 8-3 $15.80 $45,166.00
Superfecta 8-3-7-6 $424.80 $24,776.00
Trifecta 8-3-7 $114.20 $33,359.00
Pick 3 5-10-8 $74.80 $11,983.00
Pick 4 7-5-10-8 $768.60 $31,451.00
Fractions and final time: :22.53, :45.82, 1:12.63, 1:20
Winning Owner: Steven M. Asmussen
Winning Breeder: Danele Durham

5F, Turf, $30,000 Allowance Optional Claiming
Open | 4 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $38,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double (Races 6-7) Pick 3 (Races 6-7-8) / Pick 4 (Races 6-7-8-9)

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1

Quarky

The Factor

Karl Broberg

Ry Eikleberry

7/2

2 2

Thatsafactjack

The Factor

Greg Tracy

Floyd Wethey Jr.

15/1

3

Viatorem

Decarchy

Dallas E. Keen

Leandro D. Goncalves

6/1

4 4

Good Scout

Oxbow

J. R. Caldwell

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

10/1

5 5

J C's Nightcap

Mr. Nightlinger

Mindy J. Willis

Alfredo Triana Jr.

12/1

6 6

Bob's Bad Boy

Game Plan

Mindy J. Willis

Stewart Elliott

5/2

7 7

Men of Kyle

Wimbledon

Paul Duhon

Iram Vargas Diego

20/1

8 8

Tin Badge

The Deputy (IRE)

Clinton C. Stuart

Richard E. Eramia

8/1

9 9

Super Brady

Sky Mesa

J. R. Caldwell

Lane J. Luzzi

9/2

Runner Win Place Show
Good Scout  4 $7.80 $5.00 $3.60
Super Brady  9 - $5.00 $3.00
J C's Nightcap  5 - - $4.80
Men of Kyle  7 - - -
Also rans: Thatsafactjack, Bob's Bad Boy, Tin Badge
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Pick 3 10-8-ALL $24.20 $12,912.00
Daily Double 8-4 $45.80 $5,285.00
Exacta 4-9 $39.60 $44,841.00
Superfecta 4-9-5-7 $780.20 $18,231.00
Trifecta 4-9-5 $185.00 $28,456.00
Fractions and final time: :21.87, :44.94, :57.56
Winning Owner: Farmers Fillies Racing
Winning Breeder: Calumet Farm

Zipse: Ce Ce is on path to another Breeders' Cup win

Brian Zipse believes Chillingworth favorite Ce Ce can be a Breeders' Cup winner again.

6F, Dirt, $7,500 Claiming
Open | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $12,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double (Races 7-8) Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9)

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Wicked Rebel

Wicked Strong

Tina Rena Hurley

Freddy Jose Manrrique

3/1

2 2

South Al Sparky

Apriority

Cesar Govea

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

12/1

3 3

Temple of Light

Temple City

Karl Broberg

Ry Eikleberry

9/5

4 4

Finding Silver

Empire Way

Martin Villafranco

Floyd Wethey Jr.

5/2

5 5

Selling Short

Magna Graduate

Michael E. Biehler

Stewart Elliott

10/1

6 6

Euroeast

Euroears

Sarah Nicole Davidson

Gerber Pivaral

20/1

7 7

Tenor

Curlin

Robertino Diodoro

Maria L. Baca

6/1

Runner Win Place Show
Finding Silver  4 $7.60 $3.80 $2.80
Tenor  7 - $4.20 $3.60
Euroeast  6 - - $6.60
Temple of Light  3 - - -
Also rans: Wicked Rebel, Selling Short, South Al Sparky
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Daily Double 4-4 $40.80 $5,662.00
Exacta 4-7 $37.40 $42,409.00
Superfecta 4-7-6-3 $660.40 $24,761.00
Trifecta 4-7-6 $256.00 $32,735.00
Pick 3 8-4-4 $123.40 $10,500.00
Fractions and final time: :22.75, :46.04, :58.7, 1:11.78
Winning Owner: Danny R. Caldwell
Winning Breeder: Terry C. Lovingier

6 1/2F, Dirt, $10,000 Claiming
Open | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $13,000

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Daily Double (Races 8-9)

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Proud to Serve

To Honor and Serve

Edelmiro Carrizales

Jansen Melancon

30/1

2 2

Infinite Jetsetter

Jet Phone

Joe Blair Roberts

Garrett Steinberg

10/1

3 3

Warriors Haven

Warrior's Ridge

Ronnie E. Cravens, III

Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez

20/1

4 4

Texan Boy

Euroears

Ronald Kotara

Gerardo Mora

30/1

5 5

Bodymoor Heath

Bradester

Austin Gustafson

Freddy Jose Manrrique

5/1

6 6

Mucho Bling

Too Much Bling

Robert A. Young

Rodolfo Guerra

5/2

7 7

Moro Merica

Moro Tap

Domingo Chacaltana

Andres Sanchez III

30/1

8 8

Oh Snap

Mr. Besilu

Frank Lucarelli

Carlos Montalvo

2/1

9 9

Mani Surprise

Giant Surprise

Karl Broberg

Ry Eikleberry

3/1

Runner Win Place Show
Warriors Haven  3 $44.60 $22.80 $11.00
Texan Boy  4 - $16.80 $8.40
Mucho Bling  6 - - $3.60
Mani Surprise  9 - - -
Also rans: Oh Snap, Bodymoor Heath, Infinite Jetsetter, Proud to Serve, Moro Merica
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Daily Double 4-3 $320.00 $6,547.00
Exacta 3-4 $553.00 $44,304.00
Superfecta 3-4-6-9 $11,768.00 $28,262.00
Trifecta 3-4-6 $2,298.00 $34,506.00
Pick 3 4-4-3 $906.00 $6,194.00
Fractions and final time: :22.53, :45.68, 1:11.97, 1:18.91
Winning Owner: L and G Racing Stables
Winning Breeder: Mary M Saavedra
WARRIORS HAVEN dueled for the lead while two wide on the turn, moved up and took command then drew off and was kept to a drive in the end.

Pletcher: ‘We’re focused on the Classic’ for Life Is Good

Life Is Good will head to Keeneland on Monday to be prepared for Breeders’ Cup Classic.

1 1/16M, Turf, $25,000 Claiming
Fillies & Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $17,500

WPS / Exacta / Trifecta / Superfecta / Houston Hi-Five

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Brodie Baby

Brody's Cause

H. Ray Ashford, Jr.

Leandro D. Goncalves

10/1

2 2

Mom's Pass

Point of Entry

Joe Blair Roberts

Garrett Steinberg

30/1

3

Smart Lassie

Jersey Town

Ronnie E. Cravens, III

Gerardo Mora

20/1

4

Stellaczar

Tapizar

Frank Lucarelli

Stewart Elliott

4/1

5

Cha Cha Mission

Noble Mission (GB)

Shawn H. Davis

Jose L. Alvarez

5/2

6 6

Fasted

Frosted

Joel Garza

Julio Alberto Rodriguez

20/1

7 7

Magical Stardust

Temple City

J. R. Caldwell

Lane J. Luzzi

12/1

8

Sip

Race Day

Alejandro Baldillez Jr.

Eduardo E. Perez

2/1

9 9

Paydiem

Carpe Diem

Danny Pish

Floyd Wethey Jr.

6/1

Runner Win Place Show
Brodie Baby  1 $3.20 $2.40 $2.20
Paydiem  9 - $2.60 $2.20
Magical Stardust  7 - - $2.40
Fasted  6 - - -
Also rans: Mom's Pass
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Pick 4 4-4-3-1/3/4/5/8 $1,388.60 $41,826.00
Pick 5 8-4-4-3-1/3/4/5/8 $35.60 $0.00
Pick 5 8-4-4-3-1/3/4/5/8 $7,777.80 $32,408.00
Pick 6 10-8-4-4-3-1/3/4/5/8 $203.80 $5,620.00
Daily Double 3-1 $134.00 $13,799.00
Exacta 1-9 $5.60 $28,301.00
Super High Five Jackpot 1-9-7-6-2 $0.00 $0.00
Trifecta 1-9-7 $28.40 $21,605.00
Pick 3 4-3-1/3/4/5/8 $582.80 $25,202.00
Fractions and final time: :24.26, :48.87, 1:14.2, 1:41.24, 1:48.34
Winning Owner: Ron A. Stolich
Winning Breeder: Farm III Enterprises LLC
BRODIE BABY set the pace on the first turn, was in a long drive, cleared the far turn and was kept to task.

News For Sam Houston

Report: Sam Houston will cancel next year's racing festival

Sam Houston Race Park will cut the Houston Racing Festival from its 2023 stakes schedule.

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The Woodward shows that Life Is Good is not as good with a slow pace.

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Pletcher: ‘We’re focused on the Classic’ for Life Is Good

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