Sam Houston Race Park begins its 25th year Friday with a new schedule. SHRP has ambitiously dropped Monday programs and shifted those to Wednesday, which is a bigger national racing day that lures more simulcast betting. Longtime track vice president Dwight Berube, who has added general manager to his title, made that decision. "There's heavier competition on that day," Berube said. "We look forward to it." For the most serious horse owners and trainers, the season starts without a bang.
Three prominent Sam Houston Race Park quarter horse trainers, including the nation's No. 1 trainer of 2016, face a Texas Racing Commission hearing over Class 1 drug violations. Judd Kearl, who led SHRP quarter horse trainers this year with 30 wins, Jose Sanchez and Brian Stroud will appear before TRC examiners in September to explain the presence of a banned stimulant in their horses. The drug is nomifensine, which is an anti-depressent that can have stimulant properties when used in large doses.
Another shutdown crisis looms for Texas horse and dog tracks. The Texas Senate recently approved two bills that would have boosted racing in Texas. However, the House has demonstrated no urgency in acting before the 85th Texas Legislature adjourns Monday. Mike Lavigne, a spokesman for Texas racing interests, said he anticipates no House action prior to adjournment.
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