09/11/2013 3:47PM

Retama: El Joven, La Senorita highlight six stakes at fall meet


The El Joven and La Senorita, a pair of one-mile turf races for 2-year-olds, will again highlight the stakes program at Retama Park near San Antonio, Texas, which opens its Thoroughbred meet Oct. 4. The season will run every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 28.

The El Joven, for colts and geldings, and the La Senorita, for fillies, will each be worth $75,000 on Nov. 9.

Retama’s stakes schedule is comprised of a total of six races worth a cumulative $400,000. The $50,000 Fiesta Mile for fillies and mares at a mile on turf and the $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on turf, are both restricted to horses bred in Texas. The races will share a card Nov. 16.

There will be two divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes series at Retama on Dec. 7. Both are for 2-year-olds at six furlongs, with the Darby’s Daughter for fillies and the My Dandy for colts and geldings.

Retama has set a new later post of 7:15 p.m. Central.