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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (12/14/11)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414

$30,000 instant guarantee on Balmoral Pick 5

By Michael Antoniades, Balmoral Park Racing Analyst

With a carryover of $7,838, the USTA and Balmoral Park have created a $30,000 instant guaranteed pool on the Wednesday Pick 5. The 50-cent Pick 5 wager is offered on races 2 through 6. Post time for the second race is 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central and 5:30 Pacific.

Balmoral will also offer a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool on races 7 through 10. The Pick 4 immediately follows the conclusion of the Pick 5 and has a $1 minimum and a low takeout of 15 percent. Through November 30, the average pool on 92 guaranteed pick fours at Balmoral Park is a record $28,033. Balmoral offers a Guaranteed Pick 4 wager every night with a 15 percent takeout. The guarantees are $15,000 on Wednesdays, $20,000 on Saturdays and $25,000 on Sundays.

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

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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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