||Retama Park Expands Live Racing For Remainder
(Selma, Texas - October 5, 2010) - Retama
Park Racing Secretary James Leatherman took a look at the entry box on
Tuesday morning, and a broad smile swept over his face. When live racing
resumes on Friday for week six of Retama's 2010 meet, fans and horsemen
will see another live race each night.
“It appears our decision to add another live race each night was
the right one. We have full fields for all 10 races,” said Leatherman.
In fact, a total of 110 horses drew into the ten-race card, for an average
of 11 horses in each race.
Retama Park CEO Bryan Brown looked at the track’s live racing business
for the first five weeks and concluded that the horsemen’s purse
account can fund another live race each night. It is good news for a struggling
racing and breeding industry that is trying to hang on until expanded
gaming allows the Texas racing industry to become competitive with surrounding