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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (11/21/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414


By Michael Antoniades, Chicago Racing Analyst
Available on the web at

On the night before Thanksgiving, Balmoral Park offers players across North America a twelve-race holiday card with all the stuffing. Two carryovers and three guaranteed pools will certainly give players the betting advantage tonight with an incredible wagering menu of action. Free program pages are now available courtesy of Track Master at

The carryover action starts early on race two with the Pick Five. This bet has a fifty cent minimum and a carryover of $7,003. The USTA and Balmoral are offering a $25,000 guaranteed Pick 5 pool. Race two post time is 8:30 Eastern and 7:30 Central.

The Pick Four is on the final four races. The Pick Four has a minimum bet of a buck and starts on race nine. The average one dollar payout in 2012 is over $2,500. The average pool this year Is over $31,000.

The ten cent High Five has a one day carryover of $16,066. This bet is offered on the final leg of the Pick Four, race twelve. A guaranteed pool of $40,000 is being offered and the minimum bet is only a dime. The average ten cent payout in 2012 is over $1,000.

USTA Strategic Wagering Program

The USTA Strategic Wagering program is designed to provide value to horseplayers by guaranteeing the size of designated betting pools.

Today's USTA Strategic Wagers/Picks

Track Bet type Races Guar. pool
Balmoral Park High-5 12 $40,000
Balmoral Park Pick-5 2-6 $25,000
Balmoral Park Pick-4 9-12 $20,000
Northfield Park Pick-4 8-11 $10,000
Harrah's Philadelphia Pick-4 7-10 $5,000
Saratoga Harness Pick-5 6-10 $2,500

Free program pages are available at the USTA handicapping section.

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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