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Summer Sale Yearlings Head Schooling Race Season Opener at Retama Park Wednesday
Schooling races for the new crop of 2-year-olds will begin Wednesday at Retama Park.

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Summer Sale Yearlings Head Schooling Race Season Opener at Retama Park Wednesday

SELMA, TX–FEBRUARY 5, 2024–Retama Park will host 14 schooling races for two-year-olds on Wednesday. Post time for the first race is noon (CST).

Ninety-five juveniles, headed by a number top "summer sale" graduates from TQHA, Heritage Place, Ruidoso and LQHBA will make their career debuts at 250 yards.

Forty-two sires will be represented including first crop stallions Gold Heart Eagle V and Chilitos.

The two highest-sellers starting in Wednesday schooling races will face each other in the 11th race, Joose Boxx, a $100,000 repurchase at the TQHA Yearling Sale and Draco, a $94,000 TQHA graduate. Both horses come from barn of leading trainer Juan Diaz, Jr.

Racing for owner Javier De Los Santos Muzquiz, Joose Boxx is a son of leading sire Kiss My Hocks from the Big Daddy Cartel mare Cd Daddys Home. The second dam is All American Futurity(1) runner-up Dash Of Perry the dam of Sunland Park Winter Futurity(G2) winner Templar Knight and stakes-placed Sprinster. This is the family of champion Tiny First Down.

Purchased by Triple Five, Draco is the first foal of four-time world champion sire FDD Dynasty from the stakes winning Apollitical Jess mare Mystical Jess. The third dam is stakes winner Juana Mystia a half-sister to stakes winner Classified Dash.

Other stallions represented include A Mere Fleix, Apollitical Blood, Apollitical Jessv, Apollitical Spirit, Big Lew, Chickie Cherry Cola, Coronas Leaving You, Ec Jet One, Favorite Cartel, FDD Dynasty, Five Bar Cartel, Flying Cowboy 123, Freighttrain B, Hawkeye, Highest Fire, Ivory James, Kiddy Up, Kiss My Hocks, Kvn Corona, Mister Fulton, Moonin The Eagle, Mr Piloto, Muddy Watters, One Dashing Eagle, One Sweet Jess, Power Jam TB, Pyc Paint Your Wagon, Rip Tide, Separatist, Shazooms Glory Dash, Ss Samson, Surviving Legend, Tarzanito, Tee Cos, Tempting Dash, The Louisiana Cartel, The Marfa Lights, This Is An Eagle and Valiant Hero.

CLICK HERE to download Wednesday's unofficial Retama Park race program with breeding lines, owners, trainers, jockeys and sale information if applicable.

On Friday (Feb 9), Louisiana Downs will host schooling races for two-year-olds eligible for the upcoming Louisiana Downs Futurity trials. Mardi Gras Futurity-eligibles will run in schooling races on Saturday.  Programs for these races will be posted when they become available.

Results with individual times will be posted on when they become available on every schooling race day.