Illinois board turns down Balmoral request
February 19, 2014
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The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) reported on its website Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 19) that a request by Balmoral Park to eliminate Wednesday racing was turned down by the Illinois Racing Board by a vote of 9-0 earlier in the day. The IHHA opposed the elimination of Wednesday racing while it continues to negotiate a contract with the Johnson family, which operates Balmoral and Maywood racetracks.
"We sincerely hope that a contract can be negotiated and signed in the next several days," wrote IHHA president Dave McCaffrey on the association's website.