2003 a Summer of Balmoral’s Glory Days

By Mike Paradise Fifteen years ago Balmoral Park was thriving with nationally acclaimed horses coming to town for its American Nationals, a driver colony among the finest in the country, and nightly 1 million dollar mutuel handles the norm. The year was 2003. Five years earlier the far south suburban facility took over as the […]

A Harness Ambassador Passes On

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Our Industry Lost a Well Respected Gentleman

By Mike Paradise When the long time Chicago Sun-Times harness racing authority Tom Krish passed away earlier this month in his native country of India, our industry not only lost one of the nation’s very best handicappers, it also lost one of the true gentleman of our sport. “There was no bigger fan of Chicago […]

“Sundance for Our Soldiers” and Equine Therapy.

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When the Crown Came to Sportsman’s

By Mike Paradise The most prestigious night of harness racing nation-wide every year is the Breeders Crown. It’s the single racing program where the crème de la crème in each pacing and trotting division tangle at one place for one night for a lot of money with the outcome often determining the yearly Dan Patch […]