Running Aces Late Closers Announced
Published: April 20, 2017 4:12 pm ET
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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack proudly announces an exciting series of late-closing events for the 2017 season, which will get underway on Saturday, May 20 and will offer live racing every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through September 16.
The series action offers six events during the months of June and July and is highlighted by the $30,000 (guaranteed) Dan Patch Free For All Pace (Event #1), to be contested on Sunday, July 23. The Dan Patch nomination fee is $350 and is due by June 19, with supplemental entries available for the event only for $3,000.
Events 2-6 carry a $200 nomination fee and are all due on or before May 15. There are pacing events for both sexes that are NW of 1 PM or $7,500 Lifetime (with allowances for Minnesota-owned/sired entries) and a similar event for the trotters. These three events feature $7,000 in purses for each of the first two legs of competition and boast finals of $15,000 each.
There are two pacing claiming events, one for fillies and mares and one open claiming that offer progressive claiming tags during the first two legs ($3,500 tag in first leg then $4,500) and they both offer purses of $5,000 in Leg 1 and $6,000 in Leg 2, each with a $12,500 final with no claiming allowed.
In total, these events offer more than $163,000 in purses and should make for some very exciting action to compliment the overnight racing program and the Minnesota-sired programs offered at Running Aces this season.
For more information on these late-closing events, please visit the Running Aces website, or contact Nancy Byrge, race secretary, at nbyrge@RunAces.com. Below is a numbered list of the 2017 late-closing events. Full details and nominations forms are available here.
#1 The Dan Patch Free For All Pace
$30,000 guaranteed ($15,000 elimination if needed).
#2 The Norrine C Pacing Series
FM NW1/$7500 (MN. 2/$12,500)
#3 The Whata Terror Pacing Series
HG NW1/$7,500 (MN. 2/$12,500)
#4 The Charlie Hare Trotting Series
NW1/$7,500 (MN. 2/$12,500)
#5 The Minnehaha F&M Pacing Claiming Series
Claiming $3,500 leg 1, $4,500 leg 2.
#6 The Bestdealintown Pacing Claiming Series
Claiming $3,500 in leg 1, $4,500 leg 2.
(With files from Running Aces)