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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (11/27/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414

$8,870 carryover creates $30,000 Guarantee on Balmoral 50 cent Pick 5 Wednesday

$20,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool with 15% takeout will follow immediately

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

The Balmoral Pick 5 was not hit on Sunday and that sets the stage for the second consecutive Wednesday of all night action with two guaranteed multi race pools. With the help of the USTA Strategic Wagering Initiative, Balmoral Park will offer guaranteed pools on the Pick 4 and Pick 5 Wednesday, November 28. Free twelve line program pages are now available courtesy of Track Master at

The Pick 5 starts on race 2. The 50 cent minimum allows players twice the amount of combinations for more coverage. Sunday night there were sixty live fifty cent tickets going into the fifth race. Amazingly not one of those tickets has the 3-1 winner Squonk. The rare statistical anomaly creates a superb wagering opportunity with a Wednesday one day carryover of $8,870. The USTA and Balmoral have created an instant guarantee of $30,000 for the Pick Five pool. Post time for race two is 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central and 5:30 Pacific.

The Balmoral Pick Four will immediately follow the conclusion of the Pick Five. The Wednesday Pick 4 guaranteed pool is $20,000 with a low takeout of 15 percent. The Pick Four has a one dollar minimum bet and consists of the final four races. Race ten, the final leg of the Pick Four will offer 10 cent High 5 wagering.

USTA Strategic Wagering Program

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


Date Track Bet type Guar. pool
11/28/12 Balmoral Park Pick-5 $30,000
11/28/12 Balmoral Park Pick-4 $20,000
11/28/12 Northfield Park Pick-4 $10,000
11/28/12 Harrah's Philadelphia Pick-4 $5,000
11/28/12 Saratoga Harness Pick-5 $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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