America's fastest athletes scheduled to return to Selma, Texas beginning june 27

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Texas Racing Commission (TXRC) approved the dates for the 2024 live racing season at Retama Park at its October meeting. The 23-day Quarter Horse meet will get underway on Thursday, June 27, 2024, with live racing set for Thursday, Friday and Saturdays as well as Wednesday July 3, 2024, with a post time of 6:15 pm (Central). The Quarter Horse racing season will wrap up on Saturday, August 17. View the complete schedule.

2024 Dates Include:

June 27, 28 and 29

July 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27

August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, and 17

In addition, Retama Park Training Center will operate from December 4, 2023 – April 19, 2024. The barn will start set up on December 1 and will open for all breeds on December 4, with training hours set for 7 – 11 am, six days a week. Applications can be submitted to Retama Park’s Racing Secretary Mike Acton at [email protected]

There are many new rules being implemented in Texas and all participants (owners, trainers, jockeys and track employees) are encouraged to review the changes before December 1.

The Texas Quarter Horse Sales (TQHA) Futurity will highlight the Quarter Horse stakes schedule and will be contested on Saturday, July 27.

“The team at Retama Park has been working tirelessly since this past summer to make sure our Texas Horsemen, fans and employees see improvements at the track,” said Bryan Pettigrew – Vice President and General Manager – Texas Racing Operations for Penn Entertainment. “We have been rebuilding our management and staff, while reaching out to former sponsors and corporate supporters of Retama Park to re-engage local businesses and community.”

Penn Entertainment and Retama Park’s management has been working alongside the Texas Racing Commission, Texas Horsemen’s Partnership and Texas Quarter Horse Association to make sure the Training Center and Racing Dates are beneficial to all participants.

Stall applications for the upcoming Retama Park Training Center will be available soon on the Retama Park website. For further information, contact Mike Acton.

About Retama Park

Retama Park is a Class 1 pari-mutuel horse racetrack located in Selma, Texas, just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio. Live Quarter Horse races take place each summer, while simulcast wagering and races from around the world are shown daily. Managed by Penn Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ – PENN), Retama Park opened in 1995 and will host its 29th year of operation from June 27 – August 17, 2024. For more information and racing schedules, please visit follow on: FacebookInstagramTwitter, TikTok and YouTube.





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