COLUMBUS, Minn. - Running Aces Casino & Racetrack’s 11th annual harness horse racing season begins on Saturday, May 19, and will run through September 15.

Running Aces is a Twin Cities card room and entertainment destination, with a summer live harness horse racing season. The Trout Air Fishing Experience is a “you catch ’em, we cook ’em” facility. Open 24/7, Running Aces is located one exit past the 35E and 35W merge, just 20 minutes north of 694.

The grand opening for the season is May 19, with the first race at 6 p.m. Racing season runs through Sept. 16 on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free.

For more information, call 651-925-4600, email, or visit the website.

Running Aces also hosts one of the best Derby Day events in the state with an electric atmosphere, Derby Hat Contest, food and drink specials, unmatched wagering services, and more!

Don't miss the 'Derby Hat Contest.' Hats are judged on a combination of derby theme, craftsmanship, and style for $400 in cash prizes!

1st Place: $200 / 2nd Place: $125 / 3rd Place: $75

Check-in: 3pm-4:30pm / Group Photo & Winners Announced: 5pm

Encourage your little ones to wear a Derby Hat! We will host a separate Derby Hat Contest for kids under 12 years old. Winner will receive a commemorative stuffed horse!