Sam Houston Race Park is Houston's premier racing, dining and entertainment destination located 15 minutes from downtown. Enjoy the thrill of live horse racing and exciting simulcasting action from around the world. Experience an array of dining options including our signature carving stations, fresh vegetable dishes, pasta creations and chocolate fountain dessert bar. Spend a night under the stars at The Showgrounds, featuring live entertainment from national touring Country, Classic Rock and Rock acts. Sam Houston Race Park invites you to make things interesting.