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Retama Park

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Texas track is trying to stay alive

I'm a big horse racing fan, and I had a free night in San Antonio, so I decided to check out Retama... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Grapevine, Texas
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
El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I'm a big horse racing fan, and I had a free night in San Antonio, so I decided to check out Retama Park's summer thoroughbred meet on a Wednesday evening. I was pleasantly surprised to see the front gates propped open, and no admission being...More

Thank ChristieP
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It seemed like we were in Mexico at some hole in the wall race track. Waited on food forever, finally served and it was nasty and way over charged. I ask for itemized bill and waitress disappeared in a panic. Texas racing is really a...More

Thank bigbsc
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Visited with friends for their "exotic animals" race night. It was well attended. The down side is that Retama was completely unprepared for the crowd resulting in wait times for drinks food and restrooms to be completely unacceptable. The seating area had plenty of tables...More

Thank Trravelling_Dave
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
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

1  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 23 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
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
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 4 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

3  Thank Mary P
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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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.
31 March 2016|
Response from montelongo131968 |
When the track opens