08/09/2005 11:00PM

Retama Park track report


Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a onetime resident of Texas, is among those who will be inducted into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at Retama Park near San Antonio on Oct. 1.

Others to be inducted into the Texas Hall are Josephine Abercrombie, a Houston native and prominent owner and breeder who operates Pin Oak Stud; Herbert Graham, a prominent owner and breeder of Paints and Quarter Horses; and Miss Princess, a King Ranch-bred who defeated a three-time world champion Quarter Horse, Shue Fly, in 1947.

During the ceremony, Jim Helzer, another prominent owner and breeder, will receive a humanitarian award.

To complement the Hall ceremonies, there will be six stakes worth $470,000 at Retama on Oct. 1, most restricted to horses bred in Texas. The top race is the $100,000 Texas Hall of Fame Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf. Northern Scene, who is an open-company stakes winner, is scheduled to venture from his Louisiana Downs base for the Texas Hall, said his trainer, Morris Nicks.