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Horses Allowed Stabling at Sam Houston Race Park to Escape Harvey

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At 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway near Willowbrook Mall in northwest Houston sits the Sam Houston Race Park, a place where people go to bet on horses races that are simulcasted and take place on site. Many Houstonians have also visited the Race Park to see concerts at the track. But now, the Race Park has another function – it’s housing horses who needed safe stabling away from flooding.

Click2Houston.com writes that starting on Friday, the Race Track asked those who needed to drop off their horse to come to the gate and call for assistance. From there, security would help get the person’s horse set up in a stable (up to 100 are available). Water was provided by the Race Track, so horse owners just needed to bring “a stable gate, food, bedding, and buckets.”

Even though the company anticipated Houstonians needing help with their horses, they didn’t realize how cruel the storm would turn out to be as they planned on being open for simulcasting on Sunday and Monday. According to the Sam Houston Race Track website, both days had to be canceled, and only time will tell when they will reopen.