Three Reasons to Watch Harness This Week

One, Wednesday evening Balmoral Park has a carryover on its pick 5, and it's low takeout pick 4, back to back.

Via their Press Release:

Multi race mania will be the theme at Balmoral Park on Wednesday. One carryover and two guaranteed pools will bring the national gambling spotlight to the mile track . Handicappers across North America can get a head start on their competition with free program pages for races 2 through 10 right now courtesy of the USTA and Track Master on the handicapping section at

    The 50 cent Pick 5 wager is offered on races 2 thru 6. With a carryover of $7,416 , the USTA and Balmoral Park have created a $25,000 INSTANT GUARANTEED POOL on the Wednesday Pick 5. Post time for the second race is 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central and 5:30 Pacific.

   Balmoral will also offer a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool on races 7 thru 10. The Pick 4 immediately follows the conclusion of the Pick 5 and has a one dollar minimum and a low takeout of $15%. Through August 21st, the average payout on 49 guaranteed pick 4 pools at Balmoral Park is a record $2,708.70 for a buck.

        The 49 guaranteed Pick 4 pools have generated $1,395,876 in handle , resulting in a nightly average pool of $28,487. In the absence of The Meadowlands which concluded their meet on Saturday, Balmoral now offers the largest Pick 4 pools in the United States and hopes that Meadowlands Pick 4 players will keep playing until the Big M opens late this year.

   Balmoral offers a Guaranteed Pick 4 wager every night with a 15% takeout. The guarantees are $15,000 on Wednesdays, $20,000 an Saturdays and $25,000 on Sundays. The Balmoral Pick 4 pools have reached historic levels with the help of Chris Schick at the USTA Strategic Wagering Initiative and the addition of free program pages that are offered every racing night at The nightly averages thru August 21st are $19,127 on Wednesdays, $24,987 on Saturdays and $35,906 on Sundays. 

Two,  Saturday night's Mohawk card. It is absolutely fabulous, and sets up the following Saturday where the She's a Great Lady, Metro and Canadian Pacing Derby all are decided on the same evening. Here are the entries.

Three, See You at Peelers heads to the Meadows Monday, for the Nadia Lobell. This is a must watch.

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