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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (2/9/08)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414

BALMORAL ANNOUNCES 2008 STAKE SCHEDULE

It promises to be another exciting stakes filled season of action on Balmoral Park’s lightning fast one-mile oval as Race Secretary Doc Narotsky and Director of Racing Phil Langley have put together an outstanding 2008 stakes program for the Crete, IL plant.

As always the action will be highlighted by the 20th edition of Super Night, the biggest night of racing for Illinois-bred pacers and trotters in the Prairie State. Elimination action will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14. The prestigious finals will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 with more than $1.5 million in purse money up for grabs.

The first “major” stakes action for home-bred pacers and trotters will take place on Saturday, May 24. Sophomores of both sexes and gaits will battle in a quartet of $50,000 Cardinal & Violet Stake Finals on that night while Illinois’ older pacing stars slug it out in the $40,000 Big Tom Stake.

Some of North America’s top two and three-year-olds are expected to visit Balmoral Park on Saturday, June 21 as the 2008 Hanover Stakes season gets underway. Freshman pacing colts and fillies will battle in a pair of $50,000 events while three-year-old pacing and trotting colts and three-year-old pacing fillies all go for $50,000 jackpots. Sophomore trotting fillies will be in action on Sunday, June 22 as they battle for a $50,000 payday.

The first American National Stakes of the year will be contested on Saturday, August 23 with three-year-old trotting colts going for $200,000 and sophomore trotting fillies squaring off for a purse of $180,000. There will also be a pair of American Nationals for two-year-old trotters with both the colts and fillies battling for $125,000 purses on Tuesday, September 16.

Even though the temperatures will be dropping come November, the action on the track will be heating up as Balmoral Park presents its American National Festival of Racing on Saturday, November 1. Leading the way among this six-race extravaganza will be three-year-old pacing colts as they slug it out for a whopping $300,000. Sophomore pacing fillies, and aged pacers and trotters, will each be looking to take home the top prize in a trio of $200,000 battles. Not to be outdone, two-year-old colt and filly pacers will also have their turn to shine as they knock heads in a pair of $150,000 events.

The final two Hanover Stakes of the year wrap up the major stakes action the following night as two-year-old colts and two-year-old fillies meet in a pair of $60,000 tussles.

Other highlights on the schedule include the $125,000 Lincoln Land Stake for two-year-old state bred trotting colts on Tuesday, September 30, the $125,000 Lady Lincoln Land for two-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday, October 1 and the $50,000 Sarah Myers Stakes for two-year-olds on October 26, November 8 and November 9.

Here is a look at the entire 2008 stake schedule for both Balmoral Park and Maywood Park.

Date Day Track A-S-G ICF Name Est Purse
4/5/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Taurus Bomber 15,000
4/6/2008 Sun Bal 3fp ICF Direct Balance 15,000
4/8/2008 Tues Bal 3ct ICF Speedy Rodney 15,000
4/9/2008 Wed Bal 3ft ICF Trotting Tilly 15,000
4/12/2008 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Song Cycle 20,000
4/20/2008 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Iggy Magoo 15,000
4/22/2008 Tues Bal 3ft ICF Fox Valley Flan 15,000
5/3/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF ISOBA 22,000
5/4/2008 Sun Bal 3fp ICF ISOBA 22,000
5/10/2008 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Rambling Willie 20,000
5/11/2008 Sun Bal 3ct ICF ISOBA 20,000
5/11/2008 Sun Bal 3ft ICF ISOBA 20,000
5/17/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Cardinal Eliminations 7,500
5/17/2008 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Violet Eliminations 7,500
5/18/2008 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Cardinal Eliminations 7,500
5/18/2008 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Violet Eliminations 7,500
5/24/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Cardinal 50,000
5/24/2008 Sat Bal 3ct ICF Cardinal 50,000
5/24/2008 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Violet 50,000
5/24/2008 Sat Bal 3ft ICF Violet 50,000
5/24/2008 Sat Bal ap ICF Big Tom 40,000
5/24/2008 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Loyal Opposition 25,000
6/1/2008 Sun Bal 2cp ICF Jimmy Sunshine 5,000
6/3/2008 Tues Bal 3ft ICF Fox Valley Diva 12,000
6/4/2008 Wed Bal 2fp ICF Egyptian Grande 5,000
6/8/2008 Sun Bal 2cp ICF Bingo Johnnie 5,000
6/8/2008 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Kadabra 12,000
6/11/2008 Wed Bal 2fp ICF Misty Misty Misty 5,000
6/15/2008 Sun Bal 2cp ICF Mini Me 15,000
6/17/2008 Tues Bal 2ct ICF Plesac 5,000
6/18/2008 Wed Bal 2fp ICF Incredible Tillie 15,000
6/21/2008 Sat Bal 2cp Hanover 50,000
6/21/2008 Sat Bal 2fp Hanover 50,000
6/21/2008 Sat Bal 3cp Hanover 50,000
6/21/2008 Sat Bal 3ct Hanover 50,000
6/21/2008 Sat Bal 3fp Hanover 50,000
6/22/2008 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Fox Valley Evita 5,000
6/22/2008 Sun Bal 3ft Hanover 50,000
8/23/2008 Sat Bal 3ct American National 200,000
8/23/2008 Sat Bal 3ft American National 180,000
9/9/2008 Tues Bal 2ct American National Elim 15,000
9/9/2008 Tues Bal 2ft American National Elim 15,000
9/13/2008 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Orange & Blue Elim 12,500
9/13/2008 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Filly O&B Eliminations 12,500
9/13/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Pete Langley Mem Elim 12,500
9/13/2008 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Grandma Ann Elim 12,500
9/14/2008 Sun Bal 3+p ICF Dan Patch Elim 12,500
9/14/2008 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Su Mac Lad Elim 12,500
9/14/2008 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Lady Ann Reed Elim 12,500
9/14/2008 Sun Bal f&m p ICF Ann Vonian Elim 12,500
9/16/2008 Tues Bal 2ct American National 125,000
9/16/2008 Tues Bal 2ft American National 125,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Orange & Blue 300,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Orange & Blue Cons 30,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Filly O&B Cons 30,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Filly O&B 300,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Dan Patch 125,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Dan Patch Cons 25,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Pete Langley Mem 200,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Pete Langley Mem Cons 25,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3ct ICF Su Mac Lad 100,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Grandma Ann 200,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Grandma Ann Cons 25,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal 3ft ICF Lady Ann Reed 100,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Ann Vonian 125,000
9/20/2008 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Ann Vonian Cons 25,000
9/21/2008 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Su Mac Lad Cons 20,000
9/21/2008 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Lady Ann Reed Cons 20,000
9/23/2008 Tues Bal 2ct ICF Lincoln Land Elim 12,500
9/24/2008 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Lady Lincoln Land Elim 12,500
9/27/2008 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Yates Eagle 12,500
9/27/2008 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Thrifty Way 12,500
9/30/2008 Tues Bal 2ct ICF Lincoln Land 125,000
9/30/2008 Tues Bal 2ct ICF Lincoln Land Cons 20,000
10/1/2008 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Lady Lincoln Land 125,000
10/1/2008 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Lady Lincoln Land Cons 20,000
10/1/2008 Wed Bal 3ft ICF ISOBA 23,000
10/4/2008 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Bye Bye Byrd 12,500
10/5/2008 Sun Bal 3fp ICF Direct Dottie 12,500
10/7/2008 Tues Bal 2ct ICF Cardinal Elim 7,500
10/8/2008 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Violet Elim 7,500
10/14/2008 Tues Bal 2ct ICF Cardinal 50,000
10/15/2008 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Violet 50,000
10/19/2008 Sun Bal 3ct ICF ISOBA 20,000
10/25/2008 Sat Bal 2cp Am Nat Elim 20,000
10/25/2008 Sat Bal 2fp Am Nat Elim 20,000
10/26/2008 Sun Bal 2ct ICF Sarah Myers 40,000
10/26/2008 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Sarah Myers 40,000
11/1/2008 Sat Bal 2cp American National 150,000
11/1/2008 Sat Bal 2fp American National 150,000
11/1/2008 Sat Bal 3cp American National 300,000
11/1/2008 Sat Bal 3fp American National 200,000
11/1/2008 Sat Bal ap American National 200,000
11/1/2008 Sat Bal at American National 200,000
11/2/2008 Sun Bal 2ct Hanover 60,000
11/2/2008 Sun Bal 2ft Hanover 60,000
11/8/2008 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Sarah Myers 50,000
11/9/2008 Sun Bal 2fp ICF Sarah Myers 50,000
11/11/2008 Tues Bal 2ft ICF ISOBA Sales 20,000
11/12/2008 Wed Bal 2ct ICF ISOBA Sales 20,000
11/15/2008 Sat Bal 2cp ICF ISOBA Sales 30,000
11/16/2008 Sun Bal 2fp ICF ISOBA Sales 30,000
11/30/2008 Sun Bal f&m p ICF Fox Valley Memory 15,000

4/18/2008 Fri May 3fp ICF Desperate Lady 20,000
4/25/2008 Fri May 3cp ICF Taser Gun 20,000
6/5/2008 Thur May 3fp ICF Filly Maywood Pace Elim 10,000
6/6/2008 Fri May 3cp ICF Maywood Pace Elim 10,000
6/13/2008 Fri May 3cp ICF Maywood Pace 100,000
6/13/2008 Fri May 3fp ICF Filly Maywood Pace 100,000
6/13/2008 Fri May ap ICF Cook County 40,000
10/3/2008 Fri May 2cp ICF Cardinal Elim 7,500
10/3/2008 Fri May 3+p ICF Egyptian 40,000
10/3/2008 Fri May 2fp ICF Violet Elim 7,500
10/10/2008 Fri May 2cp ICF Cardinal 60,000
10/10/2008 Fri May 3cp Windy City Pace 250,000
10/10/2008 Fri May 3ct Galt 130,000
10/10/2008 Fri May 3fp Cinderella 100,000
10/10/2008 Fri May 2fp ICF Violet 60,000
10/17/2008 Fri May 2cp Abe Lincoln 140,000
10/17/2008 Fri May 3cp ICF ISOBA 23,000
10/17/2008 Fri May 3fp ICF ISOBA 22,000
10/23/2008 Thur May 3ft ICF BG's Abbe 15,000
10/30/2008 Thur May 3ct ICF Lifes A Holiday 15,000
11/14/2008 Fri May 3+p ICF Associates 40,000
11/14/2008 Fri May 3fp ICF Giggles The Clown 15,000
11/28/2009 Fri May 3cp ICF Cole Muffler 15,000

 

 

 

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