|Live Thoroughbred Racing Begins Tonight
at Retama Park with a Seabiscuit Poster Giveaway!
going out to the August 1st season opener for Thoroughbred racing at Retama
Park will receive a poster of the original 1938 match race between Seabiscuit
and War Admiral.
With live Thoroughbred racing scheduled to begin at Retama Park on August
1st, Texas' leading trainers are preparing their stables for tonight's
opener. Retama Park's ninth season is proving to be very popular and attracting
a number of new faces as well as many familiar ones.
“There has been a tremendous amount of interest from trainers wanting
stalls for this meet,” said Retama Park Director of Racing Larry
Craft. He added, “The number of stall applications exceeded 1,800.
With 1,200 stalls available, we are obviously happy with the response
Texas Horsemen's Partnership board member Danny Pish returns to defend
his leading trainer title against some stiff competition. Steve Asmussen
and Tommy Morgan, second and third behind Pish in 2002, are back with
full barns. And there is a new face on the horizon who has plenty of firepower,
or rather horsepower, in his stable – Jack Bruner.
Jack Bruner, who has taken over Ronny Werner's duties with Tom Durant's
stable, will be coming to Retama Park for the first time. Durant, who
is another Texas Horsemen's Partnership board member, is a major player
on the national scene and wins graded stakes against the nation's top
Among Durant’s arsenal is Forced Landing, a three-year-old colt
by red-hot sire Forest Wildcat, who chalked up impressive wins against
top allowance company at Keeneland and Churchill Downs and looms large
over the South Texas competition. Another sophomore under Bruner's care
is Kool Humor, winner of the Alysheba Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Lone
Star Park. Finally, 2002 Arlington-Washington Futurity winner Most Feared,
a super quick three-year-old colt, also leads the sophomore contingent.
Post time starts at 6:45 p.m. For seating reservations, call (210) 651-7100.