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 2010 LEADERS
        Final Stats
  
 (As of Dec 31, 2010)
  BALMORAL PARK


DRIVERS          WINS
1. Mike Oosting     327
2. Marcus Miller     206
3. Todd Warren    151


TRAINERS           WINS
1. Nelson Willis       80
2. Bob Phillips         74
3. Erin Elliott           72
 MAYWOOD PARK


DRIVERS 
         WINS
1. Todd Warren     174
2. Marcus Miller     154
3. Mike Oosting     135


TRAINERS         WINS
1. Perry Smith         74
2. Dave McCaffrey   57 
3. Erin Elliott           49

2009 LEADERS
         Final Stats
    (AS OF DEC  31,2009)


BALMORAL PARK

   
DRIVERS     WINS
1.
M.OOSTING         219
2.T.BUTER              192 
3.B.SIMPSON         179





TRAINERS 
        WINS
1.H.HOCHSTETLER    79
2.P.SMITH                 72
3.N.WILLIS               68


MAYWOOD PARK



DRIVERS          WINS
1. J.SUTTON           188
2. T.BUTER             144
3. T.WARREN          116



TRAINERS        WINS
1. D. McCAFFREY       60
2. B. PLOTNER          40
3. J. DeLONG            26
3. B.PACITTI             26
3. T.SIMMONS           26


        

        



        




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ILL DRIVER OF THE MONTH


Casey Leonard (Jun)
Dean Magee  (May)

Marcus Miller    (Apr)
Brian Carpenter  (Mar)
Brian Carpenter (Feb)
Sam Widger    (Jan)
Mike Oosting   (Dec)
Tim Tetrick      (Nov)
Mike Oosting   (Oct)
Dace Magee    (Sept)
Dave Magee   (Aug)
Mike Oosting  (July)
Dave Magee   (Jun)
Todd Warren  (May)
John DeLong   (Apr)
Mike Oosting   (Mar)
Josh Sutton     (Feb)
Sam Widger    (Jan)
   
Mike Oosting  (Dec)
Mike Oosting   (Nov)
 
Todd Warren    (Oct)
Marcus Miller  (Sept)

            

ILL TRAINER OF THE MONTH
 
 
 Erv Miller         (Jun)             Joel Smith     (May)
 Homer Hochstetler (Apr) 
 Donna Lee-Ozment (Mar) 
 Erin Elliott      (Feb) 
 Bob Phillips    (Jan) 
 Erin Elliott      (Dec)
 Shawn Nessa  (Nov) 
 Dirk Simpson (Oct)
 Erv Miller      (Sept)
 Robert Taylor(Aug)
 Nelson Willis (July)
 Perry Smith  (Jun)
 Perry Smith  (May)
 Jim Eaton      (Apr)
 Bob Phillips   (Mar)
 Bob Phillips   (Feb)
 
 Kim Roth        (Jan)
 Erin Elliott     (Dec)
 John
 Butenschoen  (Nov)
 Erv Miller        (Oct)
 Erv Miller       (Sept)


ILL HORSE OF THE MONTH

Anthonyskywalker  (Jun)
Fox Valley Touche   (May)
Fort Silky                   (Apr)
Just The Way Itis    (Mar)
Don'tmakemelaugh  (Feb)
Big Daddy Woo Woo(Jan)
Fox Valley Flare      (Dec)
Native Hotspur         (Nov)
Pardon                        (Oct)
Ima Bonasera           (Sept
Powerful Charger    (Aug)
He's So Hot                (July)
Cotton Candy            (Jun)
Delco Willobee         (May)
Thisbigdogwilfight (Apr)
Fort Silky                   (Mar)
Devachan                   (Feb)
Dylan Rocks              (Jan)
Dee Dee Sage             (Dec)
Southern Rocketop   (Nov)
 
Letters From Home    (Oct)
Power Of A Moment  (Sept)
           
         

    






 
        
      

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American National's provide big performances
Source: USTA Website by: Tom Kelley


Balmoral Park Photos


The 2011 American National Stakes kicked off on Saturday night at Balmoral Park with a pair of six-figure events for diagonally gaited 3-year-olds.

 

With a purse of $121,500 on the line a full field of 10 sophomore trotting fillies lined up in race four. Making amends for a tardy start and a fifth place finish in the Hambletonian Oaks in her last start Reve Avec Moi Dreamtime and Jerry &Theresa Silva’s Iron Lady took full advantage of the inside starting spot as she trotted to a 1-1/2 length triumph in a snappy 1:54.1, which was just a tick off the track standard for a 3-year-old trotting filly. Full Story>>

 



Well To Do Guru rolls in Egyptian Stake
Source: USTA Website by: Tom Kelley

                                            Maywood Park Photo

Continuing to prove that he is a force to be reckoned with among the older pacers here in the Prairie Stake James Gorman’s Well To Do Guru turned Friday’s $35,000 Egyptian Stake at Maywood Park into a laugher as he grabbed command from the word go and proceeded to make every call a winning one in a brisk 1:52.

Given another confident steer by regular pilot Casey Leonard the 7-year-old gelding shot right to the top from post position four and faced little resistance as he cruised through an opening quarter in 28. Full Story>>



Willis hopes for belated birthday gift
Source: USTA Website by: Rich Fisher

Nelson “Spider” Willis celebrated his 68th birthday Monday, but the veteran trainer hopes his best gift arrives Saturday (August 27) when he sends GJ Photo Victory to the American-National Stakes at Balmoral Park in Chicago. 
Full Story>>

 




Marcus turns Sunday stakes into 'Miller Time'
Source: Usta Website By Tom Kelley

                                           Balmoral Park Photos

The bevy of state-bred stakes action that comprise the Southland Festival of Racing continued on Sunday night (July 31) at Balmoral Park as sophomore trotters took center stage in a pair of big money events.

Headlining the action were diagonally gaited sophomore fillies as a field of nine ladies lined up behind the gate for the $49,500 Fox Valley Evita Stake. Full Story>>



Stars shine in Southland Festival of Racing
Source: Usta Website By Tom Kelley


                                        Balmoral Park Photos

llinois conceived and foaled pacers were the focus of attention on Saturday night (July 30) as six big stakes races with almost $350,000 in purses headlined the Southland Festival of Racing at Balmoral Park.

 

Kicking off the action were 2-year-old pacing fillies as a full field of 10 squared off in the $57,500 Loyal Opposition Stake. Fresh off a win over conditioned rivals here at Balmoral Park, Ciara Stable and John Carver’Is No Respect overcame a grueling first over trip to win by a nose in a thrilling 1:55.3. 
Full Story>>
 




Fox Valley Velvet is smooth as silk
Source: USTA Website by: Tom Kelley

                                       Balmoral Park Photo


Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotting fillies were the featured attraction on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park, as a field of 10 squared off looking for starting spots in next week’s $55,000 Fox Valley Flan Stakes Final. The top eight finishers from Wednesday’s elimination will join Fox Valley Lexus and Muscle My Way in next week’s encounter. Full Story>>


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