|Retama Park and Gillespie County Fairgrounds
Meets Open This Month
Retama Park near San Antonio will open its 2004 Thoroughbred meet on
Friday, July 23. The annual Gillespie County Fairgrounds mixed meet in
Fredericksburg will open on Saturday, July 3.
Racing will be conducted at the Gillespie County Fair meet on the following
weekends: July 3 & 4, July 17 & 18, August 14 & 15, and August
28 & 29. First post each race day will be 1:00 p.m.
Racing at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds will feature a full slate
of Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and special races and trials for the 2004
Gillespie County Fair Futurity.
Admission for live racing is $4 for adults (except during the 116th County
Fair on August 26-29, when they are $5), $1 for children 6 to 12 years
of age and free for children under 6. Reserve seats are $7 and box seats
are $9. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. For more information, contact
the Gillespie County Fairgrounds at (830) 997-2359.
Retama Park's 2004 Thoroughbred meet will run from Friday, July 23 through
Saturday, September 25. Racing during the 10-week meet will be conducted
on Thursdays through Sundays, with first post time each day of 6:45 p.m.
Among the meet's highlights will be the $100,000-guaranteed Ketel One
El Jovan Stakes for 2-year-olds and the $100,000-guaranteed Senorita Stakes
for 2-year-old fillies (both races on the grass) on September 4, the $100,000
Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame for Texas-bred 3-year-olds and up on September
18, and two divisions of the $125,000-guaranteed Texas Stallion Stakes
on September 18 - one division for 2-year-old males and one for 2-year-old