Retama Park 2013 Thoroughbred Meet Opens Friday Night

Retama Park 2013 Thoroughbred Meet Opens Friday Night
New First Post Time of 7:15 pm

 Selma, TX (October 2, 2013)-When Retama Park Race Track kicks off its 19th season of live Thoroughbred racing October 4th , fans will have new entertainment and dining options and a new later start time each night. Live racing runs every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7:15PM.

“We decided to move post time back by thirty minutes to give our fans a little more time to make it for the first race,” said Retama Park Director of Racing Operations Steve Ross.

“With traffic congesting on I-35, especially on Friday nights we think this new start time can be good for fans and good for racing,’ Ross added.

Friday night’s opening card has nine Thoroughbred races which includes a $21,000 allowance optional claiming event at six furlongs on the main track. One Fast Frog is trained by Jerenesto Torrez and ridden by Gerardo Mora, the 2012 leading rider at RetamaPark. The lightly raced four-year-old mare has won four of her last five starts including a $40,000 starter allowance at Santa Anita in March. One Fast Frog is 4-1 in the morning line.

Oktoberfest at Retama Park
Every Saturday in October the track is hosting an Oktoberfest party with craft beer, smoked bratwurst, sauerkraut and live German Polka music. The new beer garden concept is on the east side of the track level inside the grandstand.

For more information contact Doug Vair @ 210-651-7052

About Retama Park Racetrack
Retama Park Racetrack is located northeast of San Antonio in Selma, Texas at I-35 Exit 174-A, with live racing on Fridays and Saturdays in 2013, Quarter Horses running from June 7 through August 10 and Thoroughbred racing from October 4 through December 28. RetamaPark is open for simulcast wagering daily. The property features a wide variety of dining options including Terrace Dining on the finish line and the Race Book & Sports Bar offering delicious fare enjoyed while watching simulcast racing or your favorite sports team; or more casual options at the concession stands throughout the facility. For more information or to book a corporate or social gathering at RetamaPark, visit our website at  or call (210) 651-7000.