10/14/2006 11:00PM

Senor Amigo takes Texas Hall of Fame Stakes


Senor Amigo relished the sloppy going Saturday night at Retama Park, when the $100,000 Texas Hall of Fame Stakes was moved from the turf to the main track and he rolled to a six-length win over Goosey Moose.

The race was one of six restricted stakes worth a cumulative $470,000, with the races complementing inductions into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The program was the richest of the meet at Retama.

Senor Amigo ($7.80) went to the lead at the start of the mile and a sixteenth Hall of Fame, and led the field through fractions of 23.52 seconds for the opening quarter, 46.76 for the half-mile mark, and 1:11.31 for six furlongs. He was clear in the stretch, going on to cover the distance in 1:43.66.

Justin Shepherd rode the winner for trainer Scott Blasi.

Blasi is also the trainer of third-place finisher Upstream. Dreamsandvisions, the favorite, rallied for fourth. Northern Scene was scratched from the Hall of Fame, which was moved to the main track after heavy rains hit San Antonio.

Senor Amigo earned $60,000 for the win, which was his sixth from 22 starts. He has earned $203,410. Senor Amigo races for William O. Howard.

Wrenice delivers in Stallion Stakes

Wrenice delivered as the 2-5 favorite in the $125,000 fillies division of the Texas Stallion Stakes, when she lead througout for a two-length win over Stage Stop. The win was Wrenice's second at the Retama meet, following a 17-length allowance score at the track in August.

Wrence ($2.80) covered the six furlongs over a sloppy track in 1:11.72. Bobby Walker Jr. rode the winner for trainer Randy Mayfield.

* Mystery Classic ($4) won his fifth straight race when he drew off by five lengths in the off-the-turf $40,000 Watson MacManus Memorial. Walker rode the winner for trainer Robert Schultz.

* Daddy Warbucks ($8.20) closed well for a four-length win in the $125,000 colts and geldings division of the Texas Stallion Stakes. Roman Chapa rode the winner for trainer Danny Pish.

* Olmosta ($5.40) was a five-length winner of the off-the-turf $40,000 Fiesta Mile. Jeremy Collier was aboard for trainer Andrew Konkoly.

* Open Meadows ($11) won the first stakes of the night with a three-length score over Madam Menehune in the $40,000 Selma, which was run over a yielding course. Shepherd rode the winner for trainer Jack Bruner.

* Handle on the card was $922,523. Attendance ontrack was 3,246.