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Sam Houston Cancels Meet After Hurricane Damage
In Texas, Sam Houston Race Park "will cancel its 2008-09 fall meet (65 race days scheduled from November 28-April 4) due to damages sustained as a result of Hurricane Ike" (which slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast on September 12) reported bloodhorse.com. The storm's high winds & rainfall "caused significant damage throughout the property, including the facility's grandstands, stable areas & the large in-field tote board".