Retama Park near San Antonio has set the stakes schedule for its 26-day Thoroughbred meet that is scheduled to run from September 5 to November 29. Racing will be conducted on Fridays and Saturdays with a first post at 6:45 p.m.
The track’s signature events for 2-year-olds, the $100,000 El Joven Stakes for colts and geldings and the $100,000 M2 Technology La Senorita for fillies, are set to be run on October 11 going one mile on the turf. For both races, which feature a $25,000 purse boost over last year, the first nomination payment deadline of $100 is July 11 with a $200 sustaining payment due August 15. Late nominations can be made for $500 by August 15, or supplementary nominations can be made for $6,000 on entry day.
The $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame for older state-breds going 1 1/16 miles and the $50,000 Fiesta Mile for state-bred fillies and mares are both scheduled for October 18 on the turf course.
The stakes schedule will conclude on November 15 with two divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes offering purses of $75,000 apiece. The Darby’s Daughter division for fillies and the My Dandy division for colts and geldings will be run at six furlongs for 2-year-old progeny of eligible stallions.
For more information and nomination forms, go to retamapark.com.