Nine Texas-Breds Entered in Retama's Live Oak Stakes

Barefoot Beach will seek her third stakes win on Friday.

Nine Texas-bred sprinters have been entered in Friday's $15,000 Live Oak Stakes at Retama Park.

Samuel Martinez’s Barefoot Beach is one of nine Texas-bred sprinters entered in Friday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Live Oak Stakes (R) at Retama Park.

A 4-year-old daughter of Ivory James trained by Trey Ellis, Barefoot Beach will be stretching out in distance off of her third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Dash Dont Cheat, in the 250-yard, $30,000 TQHA 250 Stakes (R) on July 28. The mare has earned $15,188 from five outs this season.

Barefoot Beach drew post 2 and will be ridden by Noe Villatoro. Her eight opponents include Kraken Black, a 5-year-old First Down Mr Jess gelding owned and trained by Santiago Riojas Jr. Kraken Black is coming off of a third-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winnerr Apollitical Wave, in the 400-yard, $35,000 TQHA Classic Stakes (RG3) on July 28.

Kraken Black drew post 8 and will be ridden by Damian Martinez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Charm The Chief (Luciano Duenez)
Barefoot Beach (Noe Villatoro)
Zoomin Cat (Luis F. Ruiz)
Sochi Special (Francisco Calderon)
Cazzadores (Juan L. Vazquez)
Scarface Cartel (Jose I. Martinez)
Mighty Corona Jr (Enrique M. Gonzalez)
Kraken Black (Damian Martinez)
Here Comes Callan (Eddie Sanchez)

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