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Address: 1 Retama Pkwy, Selma, TX 78154-3808
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+1 210-651-7000
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Great Family time

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... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2016
Natalie H
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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 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
San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 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 them before in California and they were a hoot. But all the San Antonio gates... More 

2 Thank Mary P
Mathis, Texas
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 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 Anywhere until 5:30pm because some people pay an additional $20 for reserved seats, $2 seating... More 

2 Thank Heather9876
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 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
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 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
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 8, 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 a kitchen can not provide proper tools to a carving station is beyond comprehension. The... More 

Thank sbere
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85 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy coming here every May. Lots of interest and fun. They need more staff for drinks, food, and especially bets. Two people for an area to collect bets doesn't move the line fast enough before the race begins. Lots of frustrated bettors. Lines are everywhere but then again it's the busiest time of the year.

Thank Mistoffole
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Bracken Cafe long known for the excellent hamburgers has moved to the 'old' Pancho's resturant at the corner of the parking lot. Lots more room, same people and great food. Open in am at 0730 Monday thru Saturday

Thank William D
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
106 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We came to Retama Park on a Saturday night with an other couple and had a really good time! The actual races a pretty short(about 30 seconds) and run about 15-20 minutes apart. There is smoking inside, so just be aware. They also have an awesome craft beer bar with very reasonable prices!

Thank Michael C
Killeen, Texas, United States
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stayed at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and the park wasn't to far away. Once the races got started it was fun to watch with a group of friends. Drinks are ok, food could be better and betting is pretty easy, once you get the hang of it. Would go back, definitely!

Thank Joan S

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