2018 Live Racing Promotions & Events

2018 LIVE RACING SEASON: MAY 19 - SEPTEMBER 15
Tuesdays at 7pm / Saturdays & Sundays at 6pm

There is nothing more thrilling than getting up close to live horse racing at the Running Aces racetrack. Whether you’re looking for a fun summer night out with the family or looking to win big, our racetrack is where you want to be with free admission and parking every day.

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Tuesdays: 1st Race Starts at 7pm

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

$2: Miller Lite 12 oz. Drafts

Specials start at 6pm

Saturdays: 1st Race Starts at 6pm

Featuring promotions and products from MN retailers
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$5 Local Beer, Wine, and Cocktails
$6.50 House Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich with Chips

Leinie's Live Music
at Trout Air Tavern after the races
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Specials start at 5pm

Sundays: 1st Race Starts at 6pm

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

$4 Michelob Golden Light 16 oz. Drafts
$5.50 Walking Tacos

Specials start at 5pm

Live Racing Opening Night

Saturday, May 19th: 1st Race 6pm

Watch & wager on the Preakness Stakes before the races, Tin Whiskers specials, live music after the races with Vinnie Rose, and more!

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"How I Met Harv" Children's Book Giveaway

Sunday, May 20th: 1st Race 6pm

Meet and Greet, Book Signing with Author and Main Character, Kids Coloring Contest, and more!

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Belmont Stakes Day

Saturday, June 9: 1st Race 6pm

Watch & wager on the Belmont Stakes before the races, Winehaven Winery and Vinyards specials, live music after the races with Vinnie Rose, and more!

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Ice Cream Social

Sunday, June 10: 1st Race 6pm

Free ice cream for the first 50 kids 12 and under, kids coloring contest, and more!

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Father's Day Weekend

Saturday, June 16: 1st Race 6pm
Chance to win a weekend fishing vacation to the Chase on the Lake, $5 Finnegans specials, free program with non-perishable food donation, live music after the races with 4 Foot 2, and more!

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Sunday, June 17: 1st Race 6pm
Bottle Opener Giveaway, Kids Coloring Contest, $5 Finnegans specials, and more!

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Chamber Night

Tuesday, June 26: 1st Race 7pm

Special hosted night for Chamber members, Dollar Night specials, and more!

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10 Year Anniversary T-Shirt Giveaway

Saturday, June 30: 1st Race 6pm

Free T-Shirt with program purchase*, shop local vendor Ms. Winique, live music after the races with Brandon and Erica, and more!

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Military Appreciation Night

Saturday, July 7: 1st Race 7pm

Discounts for military members, $5 Grain Belt specials, chance to win a Grain Belt brewery getaway, live music after the races with American Bootleg, and more! 

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Ice Cream Social

Sunday, July 8: 1st Race 6pm

Free ice cream for the first 50 kids 12 and under, kids coloring contest, and more!

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Donuts and Cocktails Night

Sunday, July 14: 1st Race 6pm

Ticket includes: Norseman hand crafted cocktail paired with a Glam Doll donut, live racing program, and a betting voucher. Tickets available soon!

Plus, enjoy Norseman Distillery specials, live music after the races, and more!

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Public Safety Night

Sunday, July 15: 1st Race 6pm

Special discounts for public service members, emergency vehicle demos, kids coloring contest, and more!

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Dan Patch Weekend

Saturday, July 21: 1st Race 6pm
Horse and Driver Bobble Head Giveaway, Dan Patch Historical Society on-site, Crooked Water Spirits specials, live music after the races with Ash St. John, and more!

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Sunday, July 22: 1st Race 6pm
$50k Dan Patch Free For All Pace, Kids Horseshoe Giveaway, kids coloring contest, and more!

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Handicapping Herpetologist Weekend

Saturday, July 28: 1st Race 6pm
Exotic reptiles on display, Wild Rose Studios on-site (tickets available soon), live music after the races with Jake Nelson, and more!

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Sunday, July 29: 1st Race 6pm
Exotic reptiles on display, kids coloring contest, and more!

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Hambletonian Stakes Day

Saturday, August 4: 1st Race 6pm

Watch & wager on the Habletonian Stakes, Winehaven Winery and Vinyards specials, live music after the races with Band E, and more!

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Community Charity Night

Sunday, August 5: 1st Race 6pm

Racing for a better community. Free program with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

Plus, kids coloring contest, $5 Finnegans specials with proceeds benefiting Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf, and more!

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Whiskey & Cigar Night

Saturday, August 11: 1st Race 6pm

Ticket includes: Crooked Water whiskey drink, St. Croix Co cigar, live racing program, and betting voucher. Tickets available soon!

Plus, enjoy Crooked Water Spirits specials, St. Croix Co on-site cigar sales, live music after the races with Vinnie Rose, and more!

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City of Columbus and Forest Lake Night

Tuesday, August 14: 1st Race 7pm

Special discounts for residents and employees of the City of Columbus and Forest Lake.

Plus, enjoy Dollar Night specials!

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Hat Giveaway

Saturday, August 18: 1st Race 6pm

Hat giveaway with program purchase*, Summit Brewing Co specials, live music after the races with Brandon and Erica, and more!
Sponsored by Summit Brewing Co.

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Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 19: 1st Race 6pm

Free ice cream for the first 50 kids 12 and under, kids coloring contest, and more!

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Fanny Pack Giveaway

Sunday, September 2: 1st Race 6pm

Fanny Pack giveaway with program purchase*, kids coloring contest, and more!

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Beautiful Mess Creates Night

Saturday, September 8: 1st Race 6pm

Shop Local! Running Aces is excited to partner with MN Retailer Beautiful Mess Creates and is offering racing fans the opportunity to purchase a Race Night Package that includes a unique item from Beautiful Mess Creates. (tickets available soon)


Plus, enjoy local drink specials, live music after the races with American Bootleg, and more!

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Night Of Champions

Saturday, September 15: 1st Race 6pm

Night of Champions - Last day of the 2018 live racing season

Plus, enjoy Tin Whiskers specials, live music after the races with Jake Nelson, and more!

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