50 years of racing comes to an end at Raceway Park - WSMV News 4

50 years of racing comes to an end at Raceway Park

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

It was the end of an era Sunday night in north Toledo.

Raceway Park hosted its final night of live harness racing.

The track has been open for just over fifty years.

Raceway Park and Hollywood Casino Toledo are both owned by Penn National.

The firm didn't want to compete with itself for local gaming dollars so harness racing operations are being moved to a new track in Dayton.

Many of the fans who came for one final night of fun have been Raceway Park regulars for years and have happy memories of big payouts.

"Me. Probably $800. My husband. He did a simulcast and won $20,000," said racing fan, Kathy Morse

Simulcast betting will continue at Raceway Park, but those days are numbered too.

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