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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (12/7/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414

$20,000 Guarantee on Balmoral 50 cent Pick 5 Saturday

$25,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool with 15% takeout on Final Four

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

Balmoral Park, with the help of the USTA Strategic Wagering Initiative, will offer two guaranteed pools on the Pick 4 and Pick 5 Saturday, December 8. Free twelve-line program pages are now available courtesy of Track Master at

The Pick 5 starts on race 2. There is a carryover of $4,241.39. The 50 cent minimum allows players twice the amount of combinations for more coverage. The USTA and Balmoral have created an instant guarantee of $20,000 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 consist of the final four races starting with race 10.

The Saturday Pick 4 guaranteed pool is $25,000 with a low takeout of 15 percent. Race 13, 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 Races Guar. pool
12/08/12 Balmoral Park Pick-4 Final-4 $25,000
12/08/12 Cal Expo Pick-4 12-15 $25,000
12/08/12 Northfield Park Pick-4 8-11 $10,000
12/08/12 Freehold Raceway Pick-4 2-5 $5,000

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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