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

Hambletonian Stakes Day

Saturday, August 4: 1st Race 6pm

Watch & wager on the Hambletonian 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.

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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. (CLICK HERE to pre-order race package)


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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