Exciting Closing Weekend on Tap at Retama Park

An exciting weekend is on tap at Retama Park as the track near San Antonio closes its 2007 Quarter Horse meet. Closing Day, Sunday, June 17, will be highlighted by the running of the $283,770 Retama Park Futurity (G1).

Friday, June 15, will be a "Fifty Cent Friday" at Retama. "Fifty Cent Fridays" entail free admission, fifty cent Cokes, fifty cent programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 draft beer, and the following free activities for children: pony rides, petting zoo, face painters, clowns, and caricature artists. First post on Friday is at 6:45 p.m.

Also on Friday morning, the Texas Horsemen's Patnership and the Retama Park Chaplaincy are teaming to provide "Breakfast on the Backside". Representatives of THP and the chaplaincy will go barn to barn handing out breakfast tacos, water, juice and coffee beginning at 8:00 a.m

Racing on Saturday, June 16, will be topped by the running of the $120,850 Retama Park Derby (G2) for 3-year-olds going 400 yards. The fastest qualifier was Javier Marquez' A Special Stoli. First post time is at 6:45 p.m. Below is a list of all the qualifiers:

2007 Retama Park Derby Finalists

Horse Owner Trainer Time
A Special Stoli Javier Marquez Alex Villarreal :19.850
Truley Tuff Cash Shanna N. Cate C. Dwayne Gilbreath :19.892
Hiclass La Jolla Karen & Robert Nunnally John S. Buchanan :19.905
Beaukas Sergio Garza Brian Stroud :19.906
Believe Im Special Jose R. Espinosa Benjamin Garza :19.916
Eyesa Famous Aldo E. Maldonado Eusevio Huitron :19.978
Prospect Of More Jose R. Espinosa Robert J. Touchet :20.024
Double Kandu Jose R. Espinosa Robert J. Touchet :20.048
Im Passing By Javier Marquez Alex Villarreal :20.049
Dulce Bye N Bye Amelia Flores Roberto G. Madrigal :20.056

Genraro Cano's Pretty Special Perry was the fastest qualifier for Sunday's $282,770 Retama Park Futurity (G1) for 2-year-olds going 350 yards with a qualifying time of :17.489. In addition to the Retama Park Futurity, the $31,500 (estimated) Retama Park Juvenile Stakes will be run on Sunday, June 17. First post on closing day will be at 5:30 p.m. Below is a list of all the qualifiers for the Retama Park Futurity:

2007 Retama Park Futurity Qualifiers

Horse Owner Trainer Time
Pretty Special Perry Genaro Cano Victoral Cano :17.489
Illegal Memories Tim Lange & Charlie Forbes Johnie A. Goodman :17.505
Dress Me Anywhere Shawn C. Friesenhahn Carlos Terrazas :17.533
Swingin Jess Keilani Farms M. Heath Taylor :17.600
Gettin The Cash Alvaro Sepulveda Armando Rivera :17.626
Painkiller Genaro Cano Victoria Cano :17.638
Eyesa Jumpn Eusevio Huitron Eusevio Huitron :17.653
Special Willie Jose R. Espinosa Benjamin Garza :17.678
Witchs Streak Jose Medrano Eusevio Huitron :17.719
Eye Am Dashing Tejano Ranch Ernesto Guzman :17.758

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