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Illinois Stakes Season Begins

April 13, 2015:

State-bred pacing fillies stepped into the spotlight late on Saturday night as a field of eight sophomores battled in the $8,000 Direct Balance Stakes to get the 2015 stakes season underway at Balmoral Park....read on

Maiden-Breaking Filly Surprises In Stakes

April 12, 2015:

The opening weekend of Illinois stakes action continued on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a field of six state-bred sophomore trotters met in the $8,000 Speedy Rodney Stakes....read on

Balmoral Stakes Return Saturday

April 9, 2015:

State-bred pacing fillies will get the 2015 stakes season underway at Balmoral Park on Saturday, April 11, as a field of eight sophomores will line up behind the gate for the $8,000 Direct Balance Stakes, which has been carded as Race 12 on the program....read on

Balmoral Guarantees Sunday Pools

March 8, 2015:

Balmoral Park will offer a guaranteed Pick 5 pool of $20,000 on Sunday, March 8....read on

Magee Discusses His Career

February 26, 2015:

“When I started out racing on the Wisconsin fair circuit with my family I didn’t even know those types of numbers even existed. I started out at the bottom and just learned about the business every step of the way thanks to my family and friends in the business. Everything I have from all of this is honestly just an unexpected reward.”...read on

Retirement Looms For Magee

February 24, 2015:

Chicago's leading harness driver for the past 30-plus years, Dave Magee, is retiring after his drives this Saturday night at Balmoral Park....read on

Balmoral, Maywood Qualifiers Changed

February 17, 2015:

Due to the extreme cold that has gripped the midwest United States, this week’s qualifying days at both Balmoral and Maywood Park have been changed....read on

Updated: More Sunday Cancellations

February 14, 2015:

After consultation with industry partners, both Flamboro Downs and Rideau Carleton Raceway have cancelled Sunday's (February 15) scheduled cards of harness racing due to the extreme cold weather conditions predicted for the area....read on

Balmoral/Maywood 2015 Stakes Schedule

February 10, 2015:

The 2015 stake schedules for both Balmoral and Maywood Park have been released by racing secretary Doc Narotsky....read on

Maywood Announces Jackpot Pick 6

January 28, 2015:

The 2015 racing season will kick off in earnest on Thursday, January 29 at Maywood Park, as the half-mile oval jumps back into its familiar Thursday-Friday live racing schedule....read on

Balmoral, Maywood Qualifying Info

January 14, 2015:

Officials with Balmoral Park and Maywood Park have announced the initial qualifying dates and entry times for the Chicago-area Standardbred tracks, as live racing is scheduled to resume in roughly two weeks....read on

Illinois Tracks To Fight Judgment

January 12, 2015:

According to a report, lawyers representing Balmoral Park and Maywood Park – both of which are currently under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection – are preparing to fight an $82-million penalty the tracks’ owners are facing in regard to a December 2014 court judgment in relation to a past tax on riverboat casinos and former Governor Rod Blagojevich....read on

Balmoral Wraps Up 2014 Season

January 1, 2015:

State-bred filly and mare pacers headlined the final night of the 2014 racing season at Balmoral Park as a field of seven distaffers squared off in the $15,000 Fox Valley Memory Stake....read on

Curtin Celebrates Milestone Victory

December 27, 2014:

Just a day after celebrating his 57th birthday, veteran reinsman Tim Curtin had reason to celebrate again on Saturday, Dec. 27 as he guided Wings to a convincing score in the co-featured seventh race, giving the Crete, Illinois resident his coveted 3,000th driving victory....read on

Illinois Tracks File For Bankruptcy

December 24, 2014:

Balmoral Racing Club, Inc. and Maywood Park Trotting Association, Inc., two of the oldest horse racing venues in the country and the only harness racing tracks in Illinois, announced today that each has voluntarily commenced Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization cases in Chicago....read on


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