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Approaching Hurricane Forces Track Closure
In Houstan, Texas, "Sam Houston Race Park will be closed from Thursday through Saturday because of Hurricane Rita," according to thoroughbredtimes.com. The hurricane, considered to be on a par with Hurricane Katrina which recently devastated New Orleans, is expected to hit the Texas coast by Friday (US time). "We evaluated the reports regarding the impact of this storm and felt that in the best interest of our employees and simulcast patrons that we should close Sam Houston Race Park,'' said Ann McGovern, the track's vice president of operations. Sam Houston's next thoroughbred race meeting isn't until October 28.