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Balmoral Park

Racing information plus notable races at Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park > Standardbred Betting

RaceTrack Info:
Live Racing Calendar:
All Year Long

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 miles, oval, dirt

Last Turn to Finish Line:
1,360 feet

Turf course:
No Turf Course

Founded in 1925 by Col. Matt J. Winn, manager of Churchill Downs, Balmoral Park officially conducted its first horse racing event ion Crete Illinois in 1927 under the name of Lincoln Fields.

In 1955, Benjamin Lindheimer, head of horse racing at Washington Park since 1935 and Arlington Park since 1940, put together the Balmoral Jockey Club which purchased Lincoln Fields. The same year, the name of the racetrack was changed to Balmoral Park.

In 1967, Balmoral Park's thoroughbred track was converted to a half-mile track for harness racing track. Since then, the facility has been primarily a harness racing venue, with thoroughbred racing hosted occasionally throughout the years. The one-mile track was added in 1989. Balmoral Park racetrack finally became exclusively a harness racing facility in 1991 after the Illinois Racing Board took away its thoroughbred dates.

Notable Races on Balmoral Park:
Notable Races
American National
Orange and Blue
Filly Orange and Blue
Pete Langley Memorial