Retama Park


  1 Retama Parkway Selma, TX 78154 Phone: (210) 651-7000 Website:

Racing Season: June - August September - November

Notable Retama Park Live Racing Events

  • El Joven | 2-year-olds going 1 mi. on turf
  • La Senorita | 2-year-old fillies going 1 mi. on turf
  • Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame | 3-year-olds & up TX-breds going 1-1/16 mi.
  • Texas Stallion Stakes | a pair of stakes for TX-bred progeny of eligible stallions

Recent Retama Park News

History of Retama Park Horse Racing

Opened in 1995, Retama Park replaced Alamo Downs as the main race track in the San Antonio area. According to botonists , a “retama” is a small tree known for its attractiveness and aggression. Visitors to the race track, which was built on the site of a former polo ground, can find numerous Retama trees planted on the grounds. Retama Park hosts both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing throughout the racing season.

Retama Park: Racetrack Specifications

  • Main Racetrack: 1 mile dirt oval
  • Turf Racetrack: 7 furlongs

Things to Do at Retama Park

Retama Park offers its guests great dining options to consider while enjoying live horse racing. Patrons can choose from the Terrace Dining Room, or the Race Book and Sports Bar. For a quick bite during the races, visitors can head to any of the concession stands located on the grounds.