Balmoral Park (1/31/12)
Contact: Tom Kelley
$8,360 CARRYOVER AND $30,000 GUARANTEE AT BALMORAL WEDNESDAY
Balmoral handle averages $1,047,910 in January
By Michael Antoniades, Chicago Racing Analyst
Available on the web at oddsonracing.com
With the help of the USTA Strategic Wagering Initiative, Balmoral Park will offer two guaranteed pools on Wednesday. Courtesy of Track Master, Players across North America can now download free program pages for the Pick 5 and Pick 4 on the handicapping page at ustrotting.com.
The Pick 5 starts on race 2 and has a 50-cent minimum wager. There is a carryover of $8,360 and the USTA and Balmoral have created an instant guarantee of $30,000 for the Pick 5 pool tonight. Post time for race 2 is 8:30 eastern, 7:30 central and 5:30 Pacific.
The Pick 4 starts on race 7 and will immediately follow the conclusion of the Pick 5. The Pick 4 guaranteed pool is $15,000 with a low takeout of 15 percent. The Pick 4 has a one-dollar minimum and consists of the final four races. The final leg of the Pick 4 will offer 10-cent High 5 wagering.
Balmoral Park roars into February on the heels of a spectacular January which saw all averages continue to outperform the marketplace.
JANUARY 2012 BALMORAL TOTAL HANDLE ( 13 NIGHTS ) $13,622,835
JANUARY 2012 BALMORAL AVERAGES
NIGHTLY HANDLE 1,047,910
WAGERED PER RACE 93,307
PICK FOUR POOL 28,675
The Pick 4 January pool average of $28,675 is 272 percent higher than the January 2010 average of $7,698. The Balmoral Park Pick 4 is guaranteed every night and has a low takeout of 15 percent.
AVERAGE PICK FOUR POOLS IN JANUARY
2010 - $ 7,698
2011 - 15,163
2012 - 28,675
BALMORAL HANDLE 2012 VERSUS 2011 (PDF)
Free program pages are available at the handicapping section at ustrotting.com.
My selections and harness racing news are available at oddsonracing.com.
For more information visit www.balmoralpark.com 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.