Keyword: Retama Park

  • Pinnacle Gets Offer From Real Estate Trust

    Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns Belterra Park in Ohio and more than 10 other casinos in the United States, has confirmed it has received a proposal from Gaming and Leisure Properties to acquire its real estate assets.

  • Racing at Retama Park.

    Retama Park's Future in Question

    The Texas Workforce Commission was notified the week of Nov. 19 that the 296 employees at Retama Park near San Antonio, Texas, would be laid off due to the termination of its management contract.

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    2011 Racing Dates Approved in Texas

    The Texas Racing Commission has approved a 2011 racing calendar that includes more than a three-month gap during which Texas horsemen will need to ship their horses outside state lines if they want to run.

  • Retama's Wagering Average Drops

    Retama Park reported mixed results with a 9% increase in average daily live attendance; a 15% drop in average daily live wagering, and a modest 4% decrease in average daily export wagering during the 32-day meet.

  • Victorious Ramsey 2-Year-Olds Headed for Cup

    "We are going to California," proclaimed Ken Ramsey after his homebred 2-year-olds Lisa's Kitten and Kera's Kitten each captured victories in a pair of $100,000 stakes over the turf course at Retama Park on the night of Oct. 24.

  • Ramsey's Using Retama Park Stakes as BC Preps

    Trainer Mike Maker shipped in a pair of Kitten's Joy juveniles owned by prominent owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey hoping their performances will propel them to the World Championships Nov. 6 and 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Retama Park to Keep 30-Night Schedule in 2010

    Retama Park's 2010 live racing season will look similar to 2009 after the Texas Racing Commission approved a 30-night schedule for next year. Live Thoroughbred racing starts Aug. 27 and runs through Nov. 6, 2010.

  • Retama Park Set to Begin Fall Meet

    There will be new faces among the trainers' colony at Retama Park when the 32-day fall Thoroughbred meeting opens on Aug. 28.

  • Racing at Retama Park.

    HANA's Top-10 Tracks - #7 Retama Park

    The Horseplayers Association of North America has introduced this year a rating system for the 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Featured exclusively on BloodHorse.com is a countdown of the top 10 tracks. Retama Park is #7.

  • Sam Houston to Repair Storm Damage

    Sam Houston Race Park will begin repairs to the roof of its grandstand, as well as additional construction to rebuild portions of the stable and track areas, weather permitting beginning Jan. 22.

  • Retama Park Gets Sam Houston Dates

    Sam Houston Race Park canceled its 2008-09 meet and transferred 43 of its originally scheduled 65 days to Retama Park, a move approved by the Texas Racing Commission during a special meeting Oct. 28.

  • Hurricane Damage Stymies Houston Meet

    The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives should that be the case.

  • Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Gala Set

    The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame will honor those that have enriched the tradition of horse racing in Texas at its 10th annual gala Oct. 4.

  • Proposed Texas Racetracks Win Licenses

    Despite competition for wagering dollars and horses, the Texas Racing Commission granted three Class II racetrack licenses--one of them conditionally--at its March 20 meeting.

  • Retama Park to Aid Fair Grounds Staff

    Retama Park is responding to the extraordinary needs of New Orleans residents who were devastated by Hurricane Katrina, particularly employees of Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Plans for Racetrack Near Austin Progress

    Pending final approval from the Texas Racing Commission, the Austin Jockey Club is almost ready to build a new racetrack in Pflugerville, a fast-growing suburb north of Austin. The commission could review the plan at its Nov. 22 meeting.

  • Plans for New Texas Track Slow Down

    Plans to construct a new racetrack near the Texas City of Pflugerville have been put on hold while members of The Austin Jockey Club work with the city and county concerning traffic issues. The Texas Racing Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal from representatives of the track at its Aug. 12 meeting.

  • Judge Orders Recertification of Texas Stakes Winner

    Texas Judge Charles Mitchell has ordered the Texas Thoroughbred Association to recertify Chauffe Au Rouge as an accredited Texas-bred racehorse. Mitchell made the decision Feb. 6 in response to a lawsuit filed against the TTA by James Donnan and Gerald Mackey, owners of the 8-year-old bay gelding by Red Attack.

  • Texas Changes Rules to Accommodate Breeders' Cup

    The Texas Racing Commission has ruled horses with common ownership and trainers can run as separate betting interests during the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park.

  • Texas Hall of Fame to Honor 2003 Inductees

    The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame will induct jockey Cash Asmussen, trainer Willard Proctor, and graded stakes winner Two Altazano Oct. 4 during ceremonies at Retama Park near San Antonio.

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  • Texas Commission Approves Dates After Agreement Between Sam Houston, Retama

    The Texas Racing Commission has approved the live racing calendar for all Texas racetracks in 2003. Prior to TRC approval of the calendar, Retama Park and Sam Houston Race Park agreed during a private discussion to hold concurrent dates for live racing on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 next year.

  • Personnel Changes at Call Now and Delaware Park

    Call Now, the parent company of Retama Park, announced today the retirement of chairman and chief executive officer William Allen and president Robert Buffkin. The new president and CEO is Thomas Johnson and Christopher Hall will replace Buffkin on the board. At Delaware Park, Sam Abbey has been appointed racing secretary and vice president of finance John Rooney announced he will retire.