Call to action for Running Aces trainers

Columbus, MN — Running Aces has completed many aspects of our preparations for opening our backstretch beginning June 1. The backstretch will be open at 6 a.m.–8 p.m.

Horsemen and women are encouraged to reference the following links for information detailing the COVID-19 response prepared by Running Aces as well as complete the required forms prior to arrival at Running Aces.

All health certificates/coggins must be emailed to MRCINFO@STATE.MN.US a minimum of 24 hours in advance of any horses scheduled for arrival. Also please note, all arrivals must be scheduled a minimum of 72 hours in advance with Ben Blum to ensure all paperwork is on file and your arrival is planned to prevent congestion at the gate.

The links below are also available on our website at

COVID-19 Information Sheet

COVID-19 Liability Release

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Shipping Checklist-updated 5/18/20

2020 Revised Live Racing Schedule – pending MRC Approval

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation though this period of unknown; we sincerely appreciate your efforts to keep RA safe, secure, and an environment we’re all proud to call home.

For all of the latest news on the resumption of racing, visit the USTA COVID-19 Resource Center.

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