05/21/2002 11:00PM

Retama Park track report


Retama Park near San Antonio will offer 21 stakes worth more than $1 million during its 51-night Thoroughbred meet, from Aug. 2 to Oct. 26.

The $100,000 El Joven and $100,000 La Senorita, two one-mile turf stakes for 2-year-olds, have become the track's signature races, and will again share a program, this year on Aug. 31.

Also on deck is Texas Hall of Fame night Oct. 12, a card of eight stakes designed to complement inductions into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame, located at Retama.

The $100,000 Hall of Fame Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf highlights the card. New to the lineup are two divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds, each worth $125,000.

Other races of note include the $50,000 Margarita Breeders' Cup for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf Aug. 3, and the $50,000 Retama Turf Cup over 1 1/16 miles Aug. 17.