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Retama Park

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1 Retama Pkwy, Selma, TX 78154-3808
+1 210-651-7000
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Small Turnout

We went next to last day of race meet. Very low attendance. Sad. ( Texas racing , political... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Kat S
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El Paso, Texas
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Great evening with family

My dad is a big fan of horse racing and it was the first time i ever went to one of those events... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Patricia R
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  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
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“horse races” (4 reviews)
“betting” (8 reviews)
“track” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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1 Retama Pkwy, Selma, TX 78154-3808
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+1 210-651-7000
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We went next to last day of race meet. Very low attendance. Sad. ( Texas racing , political issues). Nice plant, pretty track. We wondered all over the grandstand, snack bars open, mutual machines with no lines. Upper level sports bar had a nice crowd,...More

Thank Kat S
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

My dad is a big fan of horse racing and it was the first time i ever went to one of those events and i had a great time, betting is super exciting even if you're only putting down one dollar and the food is...More

Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

I really like that this venue is available to host many types of events. Our most recent visit was for a carnival. It wasn't that great, but the music was wonderful. I have enjoyed the horse races in the past as well as attended a...More

Thank LeslieS22
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Go, watch horses race short races! you can even place bets! There are some real serious ol' farts there that might get grumpy at you but pay them no mind! It' a blast! get a listing of the horses racing and have fun even if...More

Thank Samuel K
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went to Retama Park for the evening and played the dog races. It was excellent. The staff were very helpful and personable. Had a great time.

1  Thank bertak777
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Been to Retama Park once several years ago and it was pleasant. Nice crowd but not too much. Clean, food and drink abundant. BUT NOT THIS TIME!!! Hubs and I went on a Saturday evening to see the Camel and Ostrich Races. I've been to...More

2  Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great first experience to watch live horse racing. Their web page and Facebook pages give you some info. Here's what it doesn't say: Live Races friday & saturday during certain months, Free parking (before 5:15pm at least), $2 entrance and may sit...More

2  Thank Heather9876
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Even though this is a gambling place..it is a fun place to enjoy a family night out. Once you learn how to bet and the excitement begins. Locals should take advantage of this unique opportunity in the community

Thank Natalie H
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The food is good and the place is very clean. The place is not overly crowded and the price is OK. I only go when there is live racing, so I can't review the simulcast events.

Thank 570jimmyd
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

We attend the Triple Crown Races every year and this year, our experience will cause us not to return. There is a sad lack of wait staff and the food came out a couple hours late. The carver struggled with a dull knife and how...More

Thank sbere
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montelongo131968
4 August 2017|
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Response from Samuel K | Reviewed this property |
They give statistics on the roster and you can decide from there. They also announce the odds on the horses and who the favorites are. Id say over half the time the popular vote horse wins.
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EGH13
30 March 2016|
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Response from montelongo131968 |
When the track opens
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