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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (10/7/11)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414


Free 12-race program pages at

By Michael Antoniades, Balmoral Park Racing Analyst

Multi-race players can double their pleasure on Saturday night at Balmoral Park. The Pick 5 and the Pick 4 will both offer $20,000 guaranteed pools. Free 12-race program pages are now available on the handicapping section at

The Pick 5 has a carryover of $4,699. The minimum bet is 50 cents and will encompass races 2 thru 6. The start of the Pick 5 is scheduled for 7:30 pm Central.

The Pick 4 is on races 10 thru 13. The Balmoral Pick 4 has a one dollar minimum and carries a low takeout of 15 percent. Free program pages are available on every racing night courtesy of the USTA and Track Master.

The Guaranteed Pick Four pools continue on their upward trend. Through September 30, the 65 guaranteed pools totaled $1,851,935 for a nightly average of $28,483. The average $1 payout was $2,569,43.

Here is the documented three year history of the Balmoral Pick 4. The takeout was reduced from 25% to 15% in January, 2010.


Month 2009
25% Takeout
15% Takeout
15% Takeout
JANUARY $8,524   $7,698   $15,163
FEBRUARY 8,587   10,277   17,490
MARCH 9,739   10,923   15,629
APRIL 7,750   11,021   26,584
MAY 7,907   14,897   24,773
JUNE 9,425   14,109   24,708
JULY 7,689   16,357   26,191
AUGUST 8,160   12,570   23,658
SEPTEMBER 11,672   22,467   30,411
OCTOBER 7,432   15,670     
NOVEMBER 9,641   15,703     
DECEMBER 10,349   12,584  

Free 12-race program pages, expert selections and the complete September schedule for the Strategic Wagering program can be found at the USTA’s handicapping page.

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My selections and harness racing news are available at

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

About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.

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