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Running Aces gearing up for 2020 meet

04:59 AM 09 Jun 2020 NZST
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The first session of harness racing Qualifiers at Running Aces are scheduled for this Wednesday (June 10), followed by another Qualifying session on Saturday (June 13).

Next week, there will be two more Qualifying sessions offered - Monday, (June 15) and Wednesday (June 17).

In all cases, Qualifying entries are due by 10:00 am on the day before.

Post time for the pre-season qualifiers is 12:00 noon for all sessions.

Please note that due to the afternoon (1:00 pm) Live Racing post times at Running Aces this season, the entry box will close at 8:00 am sharp on draw days.

Trainers are strongly encouraged to use the USTA online entry system.

Telephone entries will be accepted from 7:00 am to 8:00 am (only) on draw days.

For the first week of racing, we will draw on Wednesday (June 17) for Saturday (June 20) and draw on Thursday (June 18) for Sunday (June 21) followed by a Saturday (June 20) draw for Tuesday (June 23).

For the remainder of the meet there will be a double-draw on Wednesdays for both Saturday and Sunday race cards, and Tuesday cards will be drawn on Saturday mornings.

Live Racing is slated to begin on Saturday, June 20 and continue through Saturday, October 4.

In addition to the Tuesday-Saturday-Sunday race schedule, there will be 3 Wednesday cards of Live Racing in September (the 16th, 23rd and 30th).

Horsemen are also reminded that strict protocols are in place to ensure everyone's health and safety, please make sure to abide by all of the special 2020 race meet safety and health protocols.

Horsemen are also reminded that all paperwork must be filed with MRC on each horse prior to arrival at Running Aces (Coggins and Health Certificates).

All racing participants must be licensed in order to race, please secure all licensing prior to horse entry.

MRC Licensing office phone is 651-925-3951.

For any horsemen related questions you may contact the Judges at 651-925-3943 or the Race Office at 651-925-4532.

By Darin Gagne, for Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

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