Chicago Barn to Wire
Home | News | Bloggers | Forums | Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Contact Us | Search
Chicago racing newsletter sign-up
Upcoming events
Arlington Million

News Updates

Previous stories

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Daily Racing Form
Harness Link
Illinois Racing Board

Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

Breeders' Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby





Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (4/13/11)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414


Michelle Eustis
Michelle Eustis
Members of the horse racing community are banding together in honor of their recently fallen friend, Michelle Eustis, who was killed in a fatal accident at Balmoral Park on Monday. In addition to her parents and siblings, Michelle leaves behind her 7-year-old daughter Haylee (Koifoid).

According to Rod Allums Jr, a harness horse racing driver at Balmoral Park and Maywood Park, he has assembled a growing list of fellow drivers who have all agreed to donate a portion of their racing checks they earn this week to a fund that has been set up for Eustis’ daughter. To date Josh Sutton, Jason Dillander and Ryan Bellamy have all signed on with more on the way.

“It’s the least we can do,” said Allums. “We’ve all known Michelle for a lot of years. She was not only great with the horses, she was a great friend.”

In addition to donating their winnings, Allums is spearheading a special auction event that is still in the planning stages to further help Haylee’s education fund. More details on that will become available next week, after Michelle is laid to rest on Monday, April 18.

An educational fund for Haylee has been set up at the First Community Bank and Trust in Beecher, IL. Folks wishing to donate directly to the fund can do so by mailing a check made payable to the “Michelle Eustis / Haylee Koifoid Benefit Fund” to PO Box 457, Beecher, IL 60401 or stop in to either the Peotone or Beecher location.

Michelle Eustis died on Monday, April 11, 2011 after an accident on the backstretch at Balmoral Park.

index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind



Recent headlines

Lady Luck has ignored Pastor Clint (10/9)

Balmoral: Saturday 10/10 Analysis (10/8)

Young trotters can put trainers on edge (10/8)

All Sunday stakes shift to Fridays (10/7)

Balmoral Park goes pink to fight breast cancer (10/6)

Illinois racetrack closing displaces Standardbreds (10/6)

'Bye-bye Balmoral' hard words to hear (10/5)

Grummel trainees sweep Sunday Balmoral stakes (10/4)

Sister and brother eye stake triumphs (10/4)

Time To Roll sets new track record at Balmoral (10/3)

Watch and Bet Harness Racing at



Home | News Updates | Bloggers | Forums | Search
Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Advertising | Contact Us

Copyright © 2000-2015 Chicago Barn to Wire. All rights reserved.
Privacy policy