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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (3/6/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414



Here we go again! Get ready for another giant betting opportunity Wednesday as March Madness starts early at Balmoral Park. Players will get a $100,000 guaranteed pool, a big carryover, free program pages courtesy of Track Master and a low 15 percent takeout. What more could a player ask for?

If you are a part of the growing Balmoral Nation, you are certainly aware that the second guaranteed six digit pool in two weeks is here for you to play. The Final Four races on Wednesday will have a carryover of $25,709 and the USTA and Balmoral Park will offer the first $100,000 guaranteed Pick Four pool of 2012.

This will be the third $100,000 guaranteed pool offered by the Strategic Wagering Initiative in 2012. The Meadowlands final Pick 5 pool on February 15 exceeded $190,000. Six days later, the Balmoral Park final Pick 5 pool on February 22 not only surpassed $170,000 but three winners in New York, Oregon and Ohio each won a record $44,675.10 for fifty cents.

The Balmoral Pick Four is offered on the Final Four races. The Wednesday Pick Four starts on race 7. The minimum bet is a dollar and the takeout is just 15 percent. The average payout this year is $2,566 for a buck. Free program pages are available at

Balmoral Park and the USTA offer guaranteed pools every night. $20,000 guaranteed Pick Four pools are available Wednesdays and Saturdays. Every Sunday we offer a $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four pool and a $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Five pool with a fifty cent minimum.

Balmoral handle continues to be one of the great stories of 2012. In the first two months of the year handle increased $7,194,681 versus the same 25 dates in 2011. Those figures compute to a nightly handle increase of $287,787 per card. Balmoral currently offers the lowest percentage of winning favorites in the country at 31.23 percent. The ten-cent High Five is on the final race of the night.

Balmoral Park races on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights with a first post of 7:10 central. Balmoral Park offers $1 exacta, 50-cent trifecta and 10-cent superfecta wagering. My Players Guide selections and other harness racing news and stories are available on the handicapping section 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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