Racing secretary "Doc” Narotsky has announced that qualifying dates for both Balmoral Park and Maywood Park will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 14, as horsemen and management continue to try and iron out details for a 2014 contract.
Balmoral Park will hold qualifiers on Wednesday with a start time of 10:30 a.m. Entries for that qualifying date will close at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Maywood Park will conduct qualifiers on Friday with a start time of 11 a.m. Entries will close at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.
A 45-day qualifying standard will still be in effect at both ovals in order to give handicappers the best possible information regarding each horse's fitness when racing resumes at both tracks. (Maywood/Balmoral)