That Time When Muhammad Ali Raced Horses At Maywood Park

Ali racing at Maywood Park to benefit the country’s oldest black-owned hospital. | Chicago Tribune historical photo | Bottom: Ali speaks to ABC Channel 7 sportscaster Al Lerner. || harnessillinois.com Saturday, June 4, 2016 || By Michael Romain  The year was 1979. On June 27 of that year, a 37-year-old Muhammad Ali had announced his retirement from boxing, the sport over which he’d lorded for two decades. But during … Continue reading That Time When Muhammad Ali Raced Horses At Maywood Park

Maywood Park Could Be Torn Down This Summer, Auction Completed | Loyola Named Among Country’s ‘100 Great Hospitals’

A horse racing harness that was up for auction from Balmoral Park and Maywood Park racetracks. || Bernie Tafoya | Caption: CBS Chicago Friday, May 13, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Everything was up for sale: starter cars, starting gates, restaurant equipment and even the escalators. Now, those assets, from the now-defunct Balmoral Park and Maywood Park horse racing tracks, are all sold. They were part … Continue reading Maywood Park Could Be Torn Down This Summer, Auction Completed | Loyola Named Among Country’s ‘100 Great Hospitals’

Auction Set For Maywood Park Track Assets

December 11, 2015 || Originally Published: Chicago Tribune || 12/10/15 || By Mike Nolan With no acceptable offers received to keep two Chicago-area harness racing tracks running, the operators of Balmoral Park and Maywood Park will auction off the assets of the tracks Monday. The sale, which is not open to the general public, will take place at the offices of the Chicago law firm … Continue reading Auction Set For Maywood Park Track Assets