Retama Park Meet Opens with Selma Stakes

Recent stakes winner Brookside draws the outside post for Friday's opening-night feature.

Linda Tobias' Brookside is one of 10 fillies and mares entered in Friday's $20,000 Selma Stakes at Retama Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Brookside, a homebred 4-year-old Brookstone Bay mare and a stakes winner during the Sam Houston Race Park meet, is one of 10 distaffers entered in Friday’s 350-yard, $20,000 Selma Stakes, the feature race on Retama Park’s 10-race opening-night program.

Trained by Leon Bard for owner Linda Tobias, Brookside is coming off of a wire-to-wire victory in the 400-yard, $28,000 Merial Texas Distaff Challenge Stakes on April 22. The mare brings a three-race win streak into the Selma.

Brookside drew post 10 and will be ridden by Francisco Calderon.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Dm Maryanna (Dale Beaty)
Jesstempting (Noe Villatoro)
Million Dollar Kiss (Juan L. Vazquez)
Chula Kid (Luis F. Ruiz)
Gimmeahifive (Jerry Lee Yoakum)
Mary Me Anna (Jose I. Martinez)
Zenergetic (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
Fas Prize Doll (Juan Linares)
Sr Esmeralda (Sergio Fuentes)
Brookside (Francisco Calderon)

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