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    Balmoral Park Racetrack Horse Racing

    Our Racebook offers secure online horse betting for Balmoral Park Racetrack daily.
    Active races and results can be found at the Balmoral Park horse betting page.
    Balmoral Park Racing Dates
    2011 Racing Dates All Year
     There are currently no horse races scheduled for today.
    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 10,900
    Racetrack Information
    Main track (dirt): 1 mile oval
    Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 1,360 feet
    Width of stretch: 80 feet
    Composition: Kentucky bluegrass
    Bets available may include: Win, Place, Show, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Daily Double, Pick 3, and Pick 4.
    Current Weather
    34 °F

    Feels Like: 26°F
    Humidity: 61%
    Wind: SSE at 10 mph

    Bodog Racebook Payout Limits

    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 10,900

    Graded Stakes Races at Balmoral Park

    Date Race Grade Division
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    About Balmoral Park Racetrack

    George Steinbrenner may have moved on, but his legacy is alive at Balmoral Park. This harness racing facility in Crete Township, Illinois (just south of Chicago) still belongs to the Steinbrenner family, in partnership with local track operators. Steinbrenner and his cohorts bought Balmoral Park in 1987, just as Illinois was becoming the first state in America to allow racetracks to host off-track betting.

    You can pretty much divide Balmoral Park’s history into the Pre-George Era and the Post-George Era. First opened as Lincoln Fields in 1925 by Colonel Matt Winn, the man behind Churchill Downs and the popularization of the Kentucky Derby, Balmoral Park used to be a hotbed for thoroughbred racing as well as standardbreds. However the thoroughbred meet would come and go as the track changed hands – and changed its name to Balmoral Park in 1955.

    Things improved considerably in 1973 after Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. bought the track and had the half-mile dirt oval expanded to five furlongs, allowing for the return of the thoroughbreds. With that being said, Balmoral again became a standardbred-only facility during the Post-George Era in 1991. A proper one-mile oval was finally put in place in 1995, the same year simulcast wagering was introduced.

    Today, Balmoral hosts races virtually year-long, with an extensive stakes schedule featuring the $235,000 American National for 3-year-old colt and geldings. The 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Share went on to win the American National and became just the fourth trotter ever to top $2 million in earnings in a single year. Somewhere, George is smiling.