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 fillies.

Back to News