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Last race for Raceway Park

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Harness racing has come to an end in Toledo.

Sunday night, Raceway Park hosted its last live races. Harness racing has been a tradition in Toledo since 1962.

With a new Casino in town, Penn National has decided to move racing to the Dayton area.

General manager Mark Loewe said, "It's a bittersweet night.There's a lot of people who have been coming to this racetrack for many years. It's been a difficult time for them, but at the same time, harness racing in Ohio is exploding. New facilities are being built and harness racing is going to be bigger and better than it ever was in the state... Unfortunately not in northwest Ohio."

Live racing ended tonight, but there will still be closed circuit coverage of races at other track into next year.

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