A class-1 pari-mutuel horse racetrack, Retama Park is located in Selma, Texas. It opened up in 1995, and at the time it was owned by the Retama Development Corporation (RDC). This entity was a quasi-governmental corporation brought together by the city in the 1990s in order to issue bonds for the construction of the venue. It was also supposed to oversee both the construction and operations of the track. The first race was held on April 7th, 1995, way behind schedule.

Since Retama Park hadn’t turned a profit in 20+ years, the RDC had to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 1996. Call Now, Inc., a long-distance phone company bought most of the bonds issued for the track’s construction and helped the track get over the bankruptcy scare. Call Now itself had economic issues later on but received a forbearance which prevented a possible foreclosure. Pinnacle Entertainment stepped in 2013, buying a considerable percentage of the equity stake in Retama Park, thus averting another bankruptcy filing.

The property hosts live quarter horse and thoroughbred racing and is open 364 days a year for simulcast wagering, closing only on Christmas Day. Live quarter horse races meet June to August and live thoroughbred races meet September to November. Retama Park features dining options including the Turf and Field Dining Room (with a panoramic view of the track) and the Clubhouse 95 Sports Bar and Grill. It also features over 70 television screens for races/sports games viewing throughout the facility.

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Retama Park Racetrack Facts:

  • Racecourse type: American Pari-mutuel horse racing track.
  • Location: Selma, Texas
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