Live Racing Schedule & Promotions

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Every Tuesday at 7pm, Saturday & Sunday at 6pm


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2017 Live Racing Calendar

MAY 20 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
Free Admission, Free Parking, Family Friendly, & Smoke-Free!

1st Race 7pm

$1: Hot Dogs, Chips, Sodas, Bets, Programs, Trout Pond Pole Rentals

$2: Miller Lite 16 oz. Drafts

Specials start at 6pm

1st Race 6pm

$4 Local Beer, Wine, and Cocktails
$7.50 Steak Sandwich with Chips

Leinie's Live Music
at Trout Air Tavern after the races

Specials start at 5pm

1st Race 6pm

Kids Coloring Contest, Face Painting (5:45pm-7:45pm), and Free Trout Pond Pole Rentals for Kids!

$4 Michelob Golden Light 20 oz. Drafts
$5.50 Hand Carved Ham Sandwich with Chips

Specials start at 5pm

Dan Patch Weekend

Saturday, July 22: 1st Race 6pm
Dan Patch Poster Giveaway*
Dan Patch Historical Society on-site
John Leinenkugel on-site
Limited run of Leinenkugel's Anniversary Beer for $4
Chance to win signed Leinie's Paddle

Sunday, July 23: 1st Race 6pm
Kids Horseshoe Giveaway*
$35,000 Dan Patch Free For All Pace sponsored by Watch and Wager

*Poster giveaway is for the first 500 programs sold. Kids giveaway is for the first 50 kids 12 and under. While supplies last. RA reserves all rights.

City of Columbus Night

Tuesday, July 25: 1st Race 7pm

Special discounts for residents and employees of the city of Columbus

Made in MN Giveaway

Saturday, July 29: 1st Race 6pm

Made in Minnesota T-Shirt Giveaway*
*Giveaway starts at 5pm with purchase of program for the first 500 fans.  While Supplies and sizes last. RA reserves all rights.

Hambletonian Stakes Day

Saturday, August 5: 1st Race 6pm

Watch & Wager on the Hambletonian Stakes before the races!

Community Charity Night

Sunday, August 6: 1st Race 6pm

Join us in racing for a better community as we feature and raise money for these local charities:
Alexandra House, Angel Foundation, Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf, North Woods Humane Society, Wildlife Science Center

Bring a non-perishable food donation and receive a free program!

$4 Finnegans drink special: Drink local beer and help feed local families. For every 4 beers sold, 1 meal is donated to the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf

Activities include: wacky hairstyling, face painting, starter car and sulky rides. All profits go back to our featured charities.

Kids Stuffed Pony Giveaway

Sunday, August 13: 1st Race 6pm

Kids Stuffed Pony Giveaway*
*All kids giveaways are for first 50 kids 12 and under starting at 5pm while supplies last. RA reserves all rights.

Whiskey & Cigar Night

Saturday, August 19: 1st Race 6pm

Ticket includes local whiskey drink, cigar, live racing program, gaming offer, and Running Aces signature bottle opener!
$20 in advance / $25 day of event

Sponsored by:
45th Parallel Distillery - Border Straight Bourbon Whiskey & New Richmond Straight Rye Whiskey
St Croix Cigar Company - Perdomo Cigars


Handicapping Herpetologist

Sunday, August 20: 1st Race 6pm / Fun starts at 5:30pm

The interactive and educational herpetology experience where you can get up close with snakes, lizards, and more!

Labor Day Weekend Cookout

Sunday, September 3: 1st Race 6pm

Featuring brats, burgers, corn on the cob, and more!

Fighting Pediatric Cancer Night

Sponsored by Aflac

Sunday, September 10: 1st Race 6pm

Special race packets available benefiting pediatric cancer research
Baseball Hat Giveaway*

*All giveaways start at 5pm with purchase of program. All kids giveaways are for first 50 kids 12 and under. While Supplies last. RA reserves all rights.

Night of Champions

Saturday, September 16: 1st Race 6pm

Last day of the 2017 Live Racing season!

Live Racing Barn Tours

See how the drivers and trainers prepare their horses for racing!

July 17, August 7, August 21, September 4: 11am
Space is limited. Tours run for approx. one hour.

Email for reservations

Owner Open House
July 31: 5pm-8pm
Running Aces Atrium
Learn about owning a Standardbred Race Horse
Open house will include light appetizers and refreshments and a backside barn tour!
For more information contact

Aces Rewards New Member Special

Joining is FREE and the rewards are great!

All new members have a chance to win gaming coupons, food, or cash up to $500 just for signing up!

CLICK HERE to see how it works!

New and want to join the club? Stop in at the Aces Rewards front desk 24/7 for your FREE membership!

Live Racing Exotic Wagers

20 Cent Superfectas: This season Running Aces has adjusted the minimum base bet on our Superfectas to 20 cents, as this will boost participation from additional off track outlets and create larger pools and bigger payouts

50 Cent Pentafecta: Running Aces proudly offers the "Hi-5" or Pentafecta wager again in 2017. This wager was extremely popular last season and produced some very large pools with an average 50 cent payoff over $900

20 Cent Jackpot Pick 5: Single unique winning ticket takes the entire pool! Multiple winners share 50% of the net pool, 50% is carried over in the "jackpot pool"

Live Racing Stats

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Live Racing Replays

Your source for every race replay from Running Aces Casino & Racetrack.

Post Time with Mike & Mike

Thursdays at 6pm

Weekly harness racing show covering the action from Running Aces on Blog Talk Radio at featuring interviews with top drivers, trainers, and owners as well as coverage of major stakes races.  Hosted by Harrah's Philadelphia's Mike Bozich and Northfield Park's Michael Carter.

Listen live or on-demand!  Follow the show on Twitter @PTMikeandMike1


How To Read The Program

Don't let the numbers intimidate you!

We break down the program for beginners and those new to pari-mutuel wagering in this handy handicapping guide and betting resources:

Live Racing Group Reservations

Bring your family, friends, or co-workers out for a one of a kind experience!  Make reservations outside on the track patio, inside Trout Air Tavern with a finish line view, or up in the Skybox with a VIP experience for any Live Racing night this season!  Charity Race Night Packages now available for 2017 season!

2017 Live Racing Dining Services

Expanded Dining Experience: Reservations can be made inside or outside at Trout Air Tavern (take-out available),  grab-n-go hot and cold food and drinks can be purchased at Trotters Canteen, plus, an outdoor beer garden and variety of food trucks are here every race night all summer! Call 651-925-4577 or visit to book now!

Kids Eat Free: Thursdays for Lunch and Dinner!