Memorial Service Planned for Jockey Mark Page at Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park will hold a memorial service for Quarter Horse jockey Mark Page, who passed away on October 20, 2005. Page was a Houston native and had been a longstanding member of the Sam Houston Race Park jockey colony since the northwest Houston racetrack opened in 1994.

Last summer, the 45-year-old veteran won four stakes races, including the $28,350 MD Barns Texas Distance Challenge (G3) and the $45,500 Barnmaster Sprint Stakes, both for trainer Matt Baker. Page completed the 2005 meeting ranked second with 28 victories.

Page is survived by his mother, Beatrice Page, and a brother, Sam Page.

The memorial service will be held this Friday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chaplaincy Building, led by Sam Houston Race Park Chaplain John Shumaker. Donations to the Race Track Chaplaincy of Texas will be accepted in honor of the late jockey.

For directions to the memorial service, please call the Sam Houston Race Park Chaplain’s office at (281) 807-8864 or (281) 807-8700.

In addition to the memorial service at Sam Houston Race Park, below are Page's funeral arrangements:

Funeral Services in care of:
O W Wiley Mortuary
1290 Pinemont Dr
Houston, Texas 77018
Phone: (713) 681-7475

Funeral Services to be held at:
St Monica's Catholic Church
(281) 445-0334
(281) 447-5837
8421 W Montgomery Rd
Houston, TX 77088
8.6 mi NW - Directions

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005

Wake: 9:00 a.m.

Rosary: 10:00 a.m.

Mass: 11:00 a.m.

Graveside Blessing: Immediately following Mass
Paradise North Cemetery
W Montgomery Rd

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