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'Norman' Upsets Bye Bye Byrd Rivals

September 29, 2013:

The red-hot combination of trainer Perry Smith and driver Mike Oosting clicked again for Sawgrass Farms LLC as the trio combined to get Fox Valley Norman home with a one and a half-length victory in Saturday’s $13,900 Bye Bye Byrd Stake....read on

Baileys Wish Wins Lady Lincoln Elim

September 25, 2013:

Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting fillies were in the spotlight on Wednesday night as a field of 10 looked for eight starting spots in next week’s $105,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stake Final at Balmoral Park....read on

Major Cuts For Illinois In 2014?

September 25, 2013:

The Illinois Horse Racing Board (IRB) held what Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) president Dave McCaffrey called "a remarkable meeting" on Tuesday (Sept. 24) when it addressed the 2014 racing calendar....read on

Freshmen In Illinois Stakes Spotlight

September 22, 2013:

Illinois-bred pacers were front and center on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Balmoral Park as a pair of two-year-old stakes events shared top billing on the 13-race program....read on

Southwind Spirit Sets Record In Am-Nat

September 18, 2013:

Despite a track that had been drenched by heavy rains during the late afternoon hours, Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Stable 45’s Southwind Spirit had no problem negotiating his way over the sloppy going to etch his name into the Balmoral Park record books on Wednesday night....read on

Balmoral Park Hosts Illinois Super Night

September 15, 2013:

Balmoral Park hosted Illinois’ biggest night of standardbred racing on Saturday with close to $1.4 million on the line during Super Night 2013....read on

Super Night Elims In The Books

September 8, 2013:

With all the preliminary action in the books it’s now 'go-time' for everyone involved in Illinois’ biggest night of standardbred racing as Super Night 2013 is just six nights away at Balmoral Park. After a hectic weekend which saw 12 elimination tussles on Saturday the action slowed down just a bit on Sunday night with six more elimination’s contested for a trio of Super Night events....read on

Illinois Super Night Elims Underway

September 8, 2013:

The countdown to Illinois' biggest night of racing action, Super Night 2013, began in earnest on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Balmoral Park as 12 eliminations battles were contested by some of Illinois top pacers....read on

Veteran Pacers Star In Balmoral Stakes

August 18, 2013:

A pair of state-bred stakes, each split into two divisions, along with two carryover pools and two big guaranteed pools highlighted a busy Saturday night of racing action at Balmoral Park....read on

King Mufasa Reigns Again

August 5, 2013:

Illinois conceived and foaled trotters closed out a big weekend of racing action at Balmoral Park on Sunday, August 4 as a field of eight three-year-old colts battled in the $25,000 Mikes A Mystery Stake. As has been the case throughout the entire 2013 season, H. “Bill” Wright and Mystical Marker Farms' King Mufasa toted home top honours as he posted a hard fought head decision in 1:55.1 for driver Mike Oosting....read on

Southland Festival Of Racing Wraps Up

July 31, 2013:

Illinois-bred trotters closed out the Southland Festival of Racing action on Wednesday, July 31 at Balmoral Park as two-year-old fillies battled in the $50,000 Fox Valley Flan Stake while their male counterparts slugged it out in the $50,000 Plesac Stake....read on

Another 'Festival' Stakes Win For Oosting

July 28, 2013:

Following a seven win night on Saturday, driver Mike Oosting continued to dominate the Southland Festival of Racing action at Balmoral Park, winning Sunday's Fox Valley Evita Stakes...read on

Oosting Wins Four 'Festival' Stakes

July 28, 2013:

State bred pacers and trotters were front and center on Saturday, July 27 as Balmoral Park presented its Southland Festival of Racing. A total of five championship tilts were contested with more than $290,000 in purse money up for grabs as the Prairie States top two and three-year-old pacers slugged it out in one of 2013’s biggest nights....read on

Fields Set For Balmoral's Big Night

July 22, 2013:

After a busy weekend of eliminations, the fields have been set for one of the biggest nights of racing at Balmoral Park, and now the countdown begins to next Saturday’s (July 27) Chicago Southland Festival of Racing....read on

'The King' Rules Again

July 15, 2013:

Fresh off an impressive win against Open company in a Hanover Stakes event last time out, William Wright and Mystical Marker Farms' King Mufasa returned to state-bred competition last night at Balmoral Park in Illinois....read on


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