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|Balmoral Park (8/6/08)
Contact: Tom Kelley
BALMORAL READY TO ROLL FOR SATURDAY’S RE-OPENING!
The first “racing action” over Balmoral Park’s revamped one-mile oval took place on Tuesday morning as a total of six qualifying events were contested. The changes that were completed by Tech 3 Consulting Group and T.J. Lambrecht Construction during the six weeks of “down time” at the Crete plant include a complete reshaping of the first turn as well as adding seven degrees of banking, putting down a new “base” surface on the backstretch and second turn and adding three degrees of banking to the backstretch and homestretch.
Live racing resumes at Balmoral Park on its usual four-night a week schedule (Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday) on Saturday, August 9. Post time is 7:20 pm.
A new wagering format has also been put into place at both Balmoral & Maywood Park as the two facilities continue to meet the requests of the betting public. Fans will now be able to jump right into the lucrative Pick 4 action with that wager entailing the first four races on each program. The popular 50 Cent Pick 5 with its low low takeout of only 15% will now be on races five through nine each night. There will be a new 10 Cent Super High 5 on race 10 each night and a 50 Cent Pick 6 on races nine through 14 every Friday at Maywood and Saturday at Balmoral.
Saturday nights re-opening will also feature a “Balmoral Park Block Party” that should have the fans rocking. There will be a first turn BBQ, live music, a Community Human Harness Championships Contest and a Call To Post contest where local music students and musicians will compete for a $500 scholarship. Doors open at 5:30 pm for the 14-race program.
For more information call (708) 672-1414 or visit www.balmoralpark.com.
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