Retama Park Meet Opens with Selma Stakes

The San Antonio-area track's summer Quarter Horse meet runs through August 13.

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Retama Park opens its 2016 American Quarter Horse meet on Friday. The 20-date season runs Fridays and Saturdays through August 13.

A full field of 10 fillies and mares, headed by defending champion Msg Image Of Sixes, has been entered in the 350-yard, $20,000 Selma Stakes, as Retama Park opens its 20-date American Quarter Horse meet on Friday.

A 5-year-old Streakin Sixes mare racing for Pedro Gallegos from the barn of trainer John Foutch, Msg Image Of Sixes will be making her first official start since January 30, when she finished sixth in the 350-yard, $15,000 Swift Stakes at Louisiana Downs. The mare has earned $15,835 from three outs at Retama, and her record at the track includes a victory in last year’s Selma Stakes.

Msg Image Of Sixes drew post 5 and will be ridden by Isaac Chapa.

Pete Scarmardo’s Time For Wine was a stakes winner during the Sam Houston Race Park spring meet. Trained by Leon Bard, the 4-year-old daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry is coming off of a half-length victory in the April 30, $26,000 Merial Sam Houston Distaff Challenge Stakes.

Francisco Calderon will ride Time For Wine from post 3.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Dee Dee Do Run Run (Luis Vivanco)
Telleritstime (Manuel Gutierrez)
Time For Wine (Francisco Calderon)
Fire The Queen (Santos Carrizales)
Msg Image Of Sixes (Isaac Chapa)
Sissy Cartel (Claudio P. Aguilar)
Paloma Blanca B (Gaspar Garcia)
Fast Dash Chicks (Cipriano Vidana)
Roll Model (Eliazar T. Vera)
Jumpin Diva (Luciano Duenez)

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