Balmoral Park, located in Illinois, was recently purchased by a New York company called HITS-Horse Shows In The Sun. The track most recently held harness racing at the end of 2015, but according to the Chicago Tribune, HITS plans to have the 200-acre facility operational for horse shows by next May.
“It's going to be a project people are going to come to from around the world,” said Tom Struzzieri, the company's president and chief executive. “I think we're going to make some hay there.”
Purchased for $1.6 million, construction will soon begin at the Balmoral site to build six competition rings and to update the barn areas. The main ring will even incorporate the track's original tote board and finish line. HITS plans to hold up to 14 competitions at the site annually.
Read more at the Chicago Tribune.
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