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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (5/4/12)

Contact: Ken Churilla
(708) 672-1414

Balmoral Park celebrates the Kentucky Derby

Derby Day is a long and storied tradition. Elaborate hats, mint juleps, southern food and some of the most exciting horse racing moments history has served.

Balmoral Park, the nation’s premier Standardbred horse racing track, is hosting a variety of activities to celebrate the fastest 2 minutes in sports.

  • Doors open early at 9 am
  • The Balmoral Club Dining Room features a special All-You-Can-Eat “Derby Day Lunch Buffet” for $13.95 per person featuring: Fried Chicken; BBQ Ribs; Mac and Cheese; Potato Casserole; Baked Beans; Corn on the Cob
  • Free drawings for prizes including cash betting vouchers and official Kentucky Derby merchandise
  • 1st Floor Grandstand will be open at 1 pm with wagering, concessions and full bar services available
  • Special $2 pricing for Budweiser and Bud Light bottles

The Kentucky Derby is scheduled for an approximate 5:15 pm post time. Balmoral Park will then feature its own full card of live racing with the first race starting at 7:10 pm.

Balmoral Park ALWAYS features free parking and free admission.

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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