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ADW Discussions Ongoing In Illinois

January 29, 2014:

Balmoral and Maywood Park General Manager Michael Belmonte has been cited as saying that racing officials in Illinois are currently in discussion with members of the General Assembly in hope of extending the Jan. 31 Advance Deposit Wagering deadline....read on

Balmoral Cancels Wednesday Qualifiers

January 28, 2014:

Officials with Balmoral Park have announced that the track’s qualifying session scheduled for Wednesday (Jan. 29) has been cancelled due to the severe cold that continues to grip the region....read on

Balmoral Qualifiers Rescheduled

January 25, 2014:

Balmoral Park has announced in advance of another impending 'Polar Vortex' that the first of two qualifying days, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, will now be moved to Wednesday, Jan. 29 due to the extreme cold that is expected to grip the region early next week....read on

Balmoral/Maywood Qualifying Dates

January 13, 2014:

Racing Secretary ‘Doc’ Narotsky has announced qualifying dates for both Balmoral Park and Maywood Park in anticipation of a February 5 starting date to kick off the 2014 harness season in the Prairie State....read on

Oosting, Smith Secure Titles

January 2, 2014:

With the 2013 racing season in the books, a couple of very familiar faces on the Chicago circuit toted home top honours in the training and driving ranks, as veterans Perry Smith and Mike Oosting each completed ‘daily doubles’ by sweeping the training and driving titles, respectively, at Maywood Park and Balmoral Park....read on

Carryovers Create Spike In Wednesday Balmoral Handle

December 19, 2013:

A pair of carryover pools and a low 15 per cent take-out on the $1 Pick 4 wager at Balmoral Park created a nice spike in handle on Wednesday, December 18 at Balmoral Park....read on

Tense Waiting Game In Illinois

December 9, 2013:

Balmoral Park General Manager Jim Hannon has commented on the future of his standardbred raceway, just as other news regarding a former harness track in the state indicate its days could be numbered....read on

Balmoral Guarantees Sunday Pools

December 8, 2013:

Balmoral Park will offer a guaranteed Pick 5 pool of $35,000 on Sunday, Dec. 8....read on

Mystical Victress Cruises To Stakes Win

November 23, 2013:

Just as she’s done so often throughout her illustrious career, Mystical Marker Farms' Mystical Victress proved to be too much for her state-bred rivals as she confidently reported home with a two-length triumph over nine other Illinois distaffers in Saturday’s $15,000 Fox Valley Memory Stake at Balmoral Park. The final time was an effortless 1:54....read on

Balmoral Pick 5 Pool At $75,000

November 10, 2013:

Balmoral Park will offer a guaranteed Pick 5 pool of $75,000 on Sunday, Nov. 11....read on

Balmoral Hosts American Nationals

November 9, 2013:

Beginning with big upsets, ending with some serious battles and throwing in a couple of track record performances in between, harness racing's stars put on an exciting show from start to finish in Balmoral Park's $1.3 million American National Stakes on Saturday night....read on

A Showdown Extraordinaire

November 8, 2013:

On Saturday night, harness racing fans will be privy to a classic showdown between two outstanding champions to conclude the eight American National Stake championships....read on

Creatine And ‘The Spider’ To Duel Again

November 7, 2013:

Another great rivalry has shaped up late this season between the sophomore trotters Creatine and Spider Blue Chip. That match-up figures to be front and centre again on Saturday, November 9 when the two diagonally-gaited foes meet again in the $235,000 American National three-year-old colt trot....read on

Tour Hall Back On Track

November 7, 2013:

After having gotten off to a fast start in his first season on the track, Mike Brink and Loren Tournear’s Tour Hall looked like he was going to be the one to beat in the Illinois-conceived and foaled two-year-old colt trotting ranks....read on

Maven To Tackle The Boys

November 7, 2013:

“We’re planning to maybe do a Europe trip next year, where we’ll definitely go against the best boys there are, so we’ll give it a try now and see what she can do.”...read on


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