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Balmoral Park and Maywood Park

Balmoral Park (2/25/11)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414


Hottest horse in racing “St Elmo Hero” to race this Saturday at Balmoral Park and donate winnings to St. Baldrick’s Foundation

It won’t just be the racing world focused on Balmoral Park on Saturday, February 26 as the hottest horse in North America, St Elmo Hero, heads out in pursuit of his 24th consecutive win. Supporters of St. Baldrick’s Foundation and soldiers in the war against childhood cancer will have a special interest in the race as well thanks to charity of “Elmo’s” owner John Barnard.

Barnard, an Orland Park, IL resident, has offered to donate any / all of St Elmo Hero’s winnings from this weekend to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation event being held at Balmoral Park on March 19.

“I spoke with Elmo and we agreed this would be a great thing, however he doesn’t want to shave his head,” laughed Barnard. “In all seriousness, fighting childhood cancer is an important cause to us and we wanted to make a difference with our local St. Baldrick’s chapter.”

Fans are encouraged to come out and root on St Elmo Hero live at Balmoral Park this Saturday night as he looks to keep his perfect lifetime record intact. Balmoral Park is located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94 and always features free admission and free parking. Racing starts at 7:10 pm.

After his Saturday appearance at Balmoral Park, “Elmo” and his connections will head to Canada for approximately a month as they try to conquer the Cam Fella Stake at Woodbine.

For more information visit or call (708) 672-1414.

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