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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE….3/24/14…. CONTACT: TOM KELLEY

 

 

 

BALMORAL & MAYWOOD RELEASE 2014 STAKE SCHEDULES

 

            The 2014 stake schedules for both Balmoral and Maywood Park have been released by racing secretary Doc Narotsky.

 

            The action kicks off at Balmoral on March 29th with the Taurus Bomber Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts. Maywood’s stake season gets underway on Friday, April 11th with sophomore pacing colts slugging it out in the Sportsmaster Stake.

 

            The first “major” state-bred stake of the season will be contested on Sunday, May 18th with three-year-old pacing fillies squaring off in the $45,000 Violet Stake at Balmoral. There will also be Violet and Cardinal Stakes for Illinois conceived and foaled pacers and trotters on Sunday, May 25th, Wednesday, May 28th, and Saturday, May 31st at Balmoral Park.

 

            Maywood’s first big event of the season will be the $100,000 Filly Maywood Pace for ICF three-year-old fillies on Friday, June 13th.  The $100,000 Maywood Pace for ICF sophomore pacing colts will be held the following Friday, June 20th. .

 

            The first Hanover Stakes of the season at Balmoral Park will feature a pair of events for three-year-old trotters on Saturday, June 7th.   

 

            The Southland Festival of Racing will provide a weekend filled with state-bred action at Balmoral on Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th with pacers and trotters squaring off in $50,000 battles like the Mini Me Stake, Loyal Opposition Stake, Incredible Finale Stake, Ann Vonian Stake, Kadabra Stake, Fox Valley Evita Stake, Fox Valley Flan Stake and Plesac Stake.

 

A pair of $50,000 Hanover’s for two-year-old colt and filly pacers are scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd at the Crete oval while a pair of $60,000 events for freshmen trotters will be contested on Sunday, August 3rd.

 

            Balmoral will also play host to Illinois’ biggest night of racing, Super Night, on Saturday, Sept. 13th.  As always, the state’s top pacers and trotters will be on display as they battle for more than $1 million in purse money.

 

The prestigious American National’s kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 17th with a pair of $90,000 trotting stakes for two-year-olds.

 

            October will be a busy month for the youngsters as the $100,000 Lady Lincoln Stake for two-year-old trotting fillies takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 1st while their male counterparts battle in the $100,000 Lincoln Land Stake on Sunday, Oct. 5th Balmoral Park. Maywood will also host the $60,000 Cardinal and Violet Stakes for two-year-old colt and filly pacers on Friday, Oct. 3rd.

 

            If the last few years were any indication of things to come then racing fans throughout the country will want to circle Saturday, Oct. 11th and Friday, Oct. 17th, on their calendars as some of North America’s best pacers and trotters are expected to visit the Chicagoland area as Grand Circuit action comes to town. Balmoral Park will play host to the $250,000 three-year-old colt pace, $225,00 American National three-year-old colt trot, $200,000 American National Aged Pace, $180,000 aged trot, $175,000 American National three-year-old filly pace, $150,000 three-year-old filly trot, $125,000 two-year-old colt pace and $125,000 two-year-old filly pace approximately one month earlier than in recent years.   

 

Maywood’s biggest card of the season is just six days later on Friday, Oct. 17th with the $225,000 Windy City Pace for three-year-old pacing colts, the $130,000 Abe Lincoln Stake for two-year-old pacing colts, the $110,00 Galt Trot for three-year-old trotting colts and the $100,000 Cinderella Stake for three-year-old pacing fillies sharing the spotlight. The $30,000 Associates-McKeever Stake for ICF pacers is also scheduled for that same night.

 

Below is a complete list of both tracks entire stake schedules. All purse values are estimated.

 

Date Day Track A-S-G ICF Name Est Purse

 

3/29/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Taurus Bomber 10,000

4/5/2014 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Song Cycle 17,000

4/5/2014 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Direct Balance 10,000

4/11/2014 Fri May 3cp ICF Sportsmaster 10,000

4/13/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Trotting Tilly 10,000

4/16/2014 Wed Bal 3ct ICF Speedy Rodney 10,000

4/18/2014 Fri May 3fp ICF Desperate Lady 10,000

4/26/2014 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Rambling Willie 17,000

4/26/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Betzotic 10,000

4/27/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Koochie 10,000

4/30/2014 Wed Bal 3ct ICF Iggy Magoo 10,000

5/2/2014 Fri May 3cp ICF Taser Gun 10,000

5/3/2014 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Betzotic 10,000

5/11/2014 Sun Bal 3fp ICF Violet Eliminations 10,000

5/11/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Betzotic 10,000

5/14/2014 Wed Bal 3ct ICF Betzotic 10,000

5/16/2014 Fri May 3cp ICF Gosox 10,000

5/18/2014 Sun Bal 3fp ICF Violet 45,000

5/18/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Violet Eliminations 10,000

5/21/2014 Wed Bal 3ct ICF Cardinal Eliminations 10,000

5/24/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Cardinal Eliminations 10,000

5/25/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Violet 40,000

5/28/2014 Wed Bal 3ct ICF Cardinal 40,000

5/31/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Cardinal 45,000

6/1/2014 Sun Bal 2cp ICF Jimmy Sunshine 5,000

6/4/2014 Wed Bal 2fp ICF Egyptian Grande 5,000

6/5/2014 Thur May 3fp ICF Filly Maywood Pace Elim 10,000

6/7/2014 Sat Bal 3ct Hanover 35,000

6/7/2014 Sat Bal 3ft Hanover 35,000

6/8/2014 Sun Bal 2cp ICF Bingo Johnnie 5,000

6/11/2014 Wed Bal 2fp ICF Misty Misty Misty 5,000

6/13/2014 Fri May 3cp ICF Maywood Pace Elim 10,000

6/13/2014 Fri May 3fp ICF Filly Maywood Pace 100,000

6/14/2014 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Broadway Preview 30,000

6/14/2014 Sat Bal 3ct ICF Southern Rocketop 10,000

6/15/2014 Sun Bal 2cp ICF Wicked Brew 10,000

6/15/2014 Sun Bal 2ct ICF Million Dollar Bye 5,000

6/18/2014 Wed Bal 2fp ICF Incredible Tillie 10,000

6/18/2014 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Star Slinger 5,000

6/20/2014 Fri May 3cp ICF Maywood Pace 100,000

6/21/2014 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Sue Fee 20,000

6/22/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Betzotic 10,000

6/25/2014 Wed Bal 3ct ICF Betzotic 10,000

6/26/2014 Thur May 2fp ICF Juxtaposition 10,000

6/27/2014 Fri May 2cp ICF Enzo The Baker 10,000

6/28/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Betzotic 10,000

6/29/2014 Sun Bal 3fp ICF Mystical Victress 10,000

7/2/2014 Wed Bal 3ft ICF Sorce Ann 10,000

7/4/2014 Fri May 3+p ICF Cook County 30,000

7/5/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Hot Head 10,000

7/5/2014 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Ohyouprettything 10,000

7/6/2014 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Vaporize 10,000

7/9/2014 Wed Bal 2ct ICF Psychic Spirit 10,000

7/9/2014 Wed Bal 3ft ICF Fox Valley Diva 10,000

 

Date Day Track A-S-G ICF Name Est Purse

7/10/2014 Thur May 2fp ICF My Metallica 10,000

7/11/2014 Fri May 2cp ICF Fox Valley Barzgar 10,000

7/12/2014 Sat Bal 3cp Hanover 45,000

7/12/2014 Sat Bal 3fp Hanover 40,000

7/13/2014 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Brandenburg 10,000

7/19/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Mini Me Elim 10,000

7/19/2014 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Loyal Opposition Elim 10,000

7/19/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Incredible Finale Elim 10,000

7/19/2014 Sat/Sun Bal 3ct ICF Kadabra Elim 10,000

7/19/2014 Sat/Sun Bal 3fp ICF Ann Vonian Elim 10,000

7/19/2014 Sat/Sun Bal 3ft ICF Fox Valley Evita Elim 10,000

7/20/2014 Sun Bal 2ct ICF Plesac Eliminations 10,000

7/20/2014 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Fox Valley Flan Elim 10,000

7/26/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Mini Me 50,000

7/26/2014 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Loyal Opposition 50,000

7/26/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Incredible Finale 50,000

7/26/2014 Sat Bal 3ct ICF Kadabra 50,000

7/26/2014 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Ann Vonian 50,000

7/27/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Fox Valley Evita 50,000

7/27/2014 Sun Bal 2ct ICF Plesac 50,000

7/27/2014 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Fox Valley Flan 50,000

8/2/2014 Sat Bal 2cp Hanover 50,000

8/2/2014 Sat Bal 2fp Hanover 50,000

8/3/2014 Sun Bal 2ct Hanover 60,000

8/3/2014 Sun Bal 2ft Hanover 60,000

8/3/2014 Sun Bal 3+T ICF Mikes A Mystery 25,000

8/16/2014 Sat Bal 3+P ICF Big Tom 40,000

8/16/2014 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Parklane Powerful 40,000

8/29/2014 Fri May 3+p ICF Egyptian 30,000

9/6/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Orange & Blue Elim 15,000

9/6/2014 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Filly O&B Eliminations 15,000

9/6/2014 Sat/Sn Bal 3+p ICF Tony Maurello Elim 15,000

9/6/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Pete Langley Mem Elim 15,000

9/6/2014 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Grandma Ann Elim 15,000

9/6/2014 Sat/Sn Bal f&m p ICF Lorna Propes Elim 15,000

9/7/2014 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Su Mac Lad Elim 15,000

9/7/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Lady Ann Reed Elim 15,000

9/10/2014 Wed Bal 2ct American National Elim 15,000

9/10/2014 Wed Bal 2ft American National Elim 15,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Orange & Blue Cons 25,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Orange & Blue 250,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Filly O&B Cons 25,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Filly O&B 225,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Tony Maurello Cons 25,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3+p ICF Tony Maurello 115,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Pete Langley Mem Cons 25,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Pete Langley Mem 170,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3ct ICF Su Mac Lad 100,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Grandma Ann Cons 25,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3fp ICF Grandma Ann 170,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal 3ft ICF Lady Ann Reed 100,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Lorna Propes Cons 25,000

9/13/2014 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Lorna Propes 115,000

9/14/2014 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Su Mac Lad Cons 25,000

 

Date Day Track A-S-G ICF Name Est Purse

 

9/14/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Lady Ann Reed Cons 25,000

9/17/2014 Wed Bal 2ct American National 90,000

9/17/2014 Wed Bal 2ft American National 90,000

9/20/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Yates Eagle 15,000

9/20/2014 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Thrifty Way 15,000

9/24/2014 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Lady Lincoln Land Elim 15,000

9/26/2014 Fri May 2cp ICF Cardinal Elim 10,000

9/26/2014 Fri May 2fp ICF Violet Elim 10,000

9/27/2014 Sat Bal 3cp ICF Bye Bye Byrd 15,000

9/28/2014 Sun Bal 2ct ICF Lincoln Land Elim 15,000

9/28/2014 Sun Bal 3fp ICF Direct Dottie 15,000

10/1/2014 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Lady Lincoln Land Cons 25,000

10/1/2014 Wed Bal 2ft ICF Lady Lincoln Land 100,000

10/1/2014 Sun Bal 3ft ICF Betzotic 10,000

10/3/2014 Fri May 2cp ICF Cardinal 50,000

10/3/2014 Fri May 2fp ICF Violet 60,000

10/5/2014 Sun Bal 2ct ICF Lincoln Land 100,000

10/5/2014 Sun Bal 2ct ICF Lincoln Land Cons 25,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal 2cp American National 125,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal 2fp American National 125,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal 3cp American National 250,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal 3ct American National 225,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal 3fp American National 175,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal 3ft American National 150,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal ap American National 200,000

10/11/2014 Sat Bal at American National 180,000

10/17/2014 Fri May 2cp Abe Lincoln 130,000

10/17/2014 Fri May 3+p ICF Associates-McKeever 30,000

10/17/2014 Fri May 3cp Windy City Pace 225,000

10/17/2014 Fri May 3ct Galt 110,000

10/17/2014 Fri May 3fp Cinderella 100,000

10/18/2014 Sat Bal 2fp ICF Beecher 10,000

10/19/2014 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Violet Elim 10,000

10/22/2014 Wed Bal 2ct ICF Cardinal Elim 10,000

10/26/2014 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Violet 40,000

10/26/2014 Sun Bal 3ct ICF Betzotic 10,000

10/29/2014 Wed Bal 2ct ICF Cardinal 40,000

10/30/2014 Thur May 3ft ICF Speed N The Tunnel 10,000

10/31/2014 Fri May 3cp ICF Betzotic 10,000

10/31/2014 Fri May 3fp ICF Giggles The Clown 10,000

11/1/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Crete 10,000

11/2/2014 Sun Bal 2fp ICF Betzotic 10,000

11/2/2014 Sun Bal 2ft ICF Monee 10,000

11/5/2014 Wed Bal 2ct ICF Betzotic 10,000

11/6/2014 Thur May 3ct ICF Lifes A Holiday 10,000

11/14/2014 Thur May 3fp ICF Betzotic 10,000

11/15/2014 Sat Bal 2cp ICF Betzotic 10,000

11/21/2014 Fri May 3cp ICF Cole Muffler 10,000

11/22/2014 Sat Bal f&m p ICF Fox Valley Memory 15,000