Balmoral Park (12/24/12)
Contact: Tom Kelley
$50,000 GUARANTEE ON BALMORAL PICK 5 WEDNESDAY
$10,534 CARRYOVER, $20,000 GUARANTEED PICK 4 POOL HIGHLIGHT BIG HOLIDAY CARD
By Michael Antoniades, Chicago Racing Analyst
Available on the web at oddsonracing.com
Balmoral Park will once again offer two guaranteed pools this Wednesday. A robust one-day Pick 5 carryover of $10,534 will kick off the action. The popular 50 cent Pick 5 wager is offered on races 2 through 6. The USTA and Balmoral Park have created a $50,000 INSTANT GUARANTEED POOL on the Wednesday Pick 5. Post time for the second race is 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central and 5:30 Pacific.
Wednesday will be the seventh Pick Five carryover since October 21. In that timespan Balmoral has generated 21 Pick Five payouts. Fifteen of those 21 paid over $1,000 for 50 cents. Six out of 21 paid over $5,000 for 50 cents. The previous six carryovers in the Pick Five generated $395,826 in new money, an average of $65,971 per night. The average 50-cent payout in 2012 is $2,521.26.
Balmoral will also offer a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool on Wednesday. The Pick 4 has a one dollar minimum. The Pick Four pools in 2012 are averaging more than $31,000. Balmoral offers a Guaranteed Pick 4 wager every night with free program pages and a 15 percent takeout. The Wednesday Pick Four starts on race 7, immediately after the conclusion of the Pick Five wager.
Handicappers across North America can get a head start on their competition with free 12 line program pages for the guaranteed pools immediately courtesy of the USTA and Track Master on the handicapping section at www.ustrotting.com.
FRIDAY IS OPENING NIGHT AT THE BIG M
MILE TRACK RACING THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
FIRST POST 7:15 EASTERN 6:15 CENTRAL
MEADOWLANDS PROGRAM INCLUDED IN THE CHICAGO LIVE RACING PROGRAM
Free program pages are available at the USTA handicapping section.
My selections and harness racing news are available at oddsonracing.com.
For more information visit www.balmoralpark.com 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.