Tejera, Pish Win Retama's Jockey, Trainer Titles at Retama Park

By Greg Melikov

Eguard A. Tejera won the fall Retama Park Thoroughbred meet riding championship at Retama Park by three victories. Tejera, whose mounts banked $363,640, won 37 times in 224 outings during the meeting that ran from August 29 through November 15.

The runner-up was Steve J. Bourque, with 34 triumphs in 236 races while earning a leading $393,137.

Jose Figueroa was third with 29 wins in 205 races. Bobby J. Walker Jr. was fourth with 28 victories in 113 trips -- tops with 25 percent winners and 57 percent in-the-money finishes. Tejera was second in both categories, 17 percent winners and 47 percent hitting the board.

Junior Chacaltana was fifth in the jockey's standings with 24 trips to the winner's circle, three more than Omar Rodriguez.

Trainer Danny Pish wears his 10th Thoroughbred training crown at Retama Park, an amazing accomplishment since the track opened in 1995. Pish saddled 26 winners in 152 races while his horses banked a leading $311,464.

W. Bret Calhoun won 24 times in 81 outings while his Thoroughbreds earned $302,624. Robert D. Schultz finished third with 23 victories in 68 starts. He posted a leading 34 percent winners and 68 percent in-the-money finishes.

M. Brent Davidson and Cheryl Asmussen shared fifth place with 15 wins each.

James D. Spry finished atop the owner standings with nine victories, one more than Kathy L. Stephens. Four with five triumphs each shared third place: John Silverthorne Ranch, Tigertail Ranch, Alamae Schultz, and Chris Turrentine.

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