Sam Houston Race Park Honors its Six Millionth Fan on November 9

Sam Houston Race Park marked another significant milestone tonight as the 6,000,000th fan passed through the turnstile on Saturday, November 9, 2002.

Regina Peska, a resident of west Houston, accompanied by her husband, Robert and mother-in-law, Mary, arrived at the racetrack for a dinner celebration with friends in the Winner’s Circle Restaurant. Much to her delight, she was greeted by track officials informing her that she was the six millionth fan. Peska received a complimentary dinner for six in the Sam Houston Race Park Winner’s Circle Restaurant, a $600 betting voucher and many other gifts.

"I can’t believe it," exclaimed Peska. "The only time I have ever won anything was in Las Vegas! We are really going to enjoy this visit to Sam Houston Race Park."

Since opening in April 1994, Sam Houston Race Park has continued to grow and reach new milestones. The one millionth fan visited on August 11, 1995; the two millionth fan visited on October 4, 1996; the three millionth fan visited on May 21, 1998; the four millionth fan visited on October 1, 1999 and the fifth millionth fan, Vicky Utesch was honored on March 23, 2001.
Sam Houston Race Park continues to be one of the city’s most popular sporting and entertainment attractions.

"It is a pleasure to celebrate these special occasions by honoring nice people like the Peska family," said Sam Houston Race Park president and general manager, Robert L. Bork. "This is just one highlight of the 2002/2003 Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meeting. We hope that Regina and all her friends and family will return to Sam Houston Race Park for Texas Champions Day and the NTRA Great State Challenge on December 7."

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