The “railbirds” left the roost for good, ending a 55-year tradition of live harness racing in North Toledo, and leaving enthusiasts like James Kalopesis of Livonia, Mich., with one less outlet to place a bet.
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Not for years. I'm not really sorry to see the old place go.
I stopped going about 8-9 years ago when some drivers who were banned for cheating at Northfield Park started racing at Raceway Park. I lost all confidence in the legitimacy of the racing going on, and I wasn't about to spend my money there as a result.
I did not trust the integrity. too many times I watched a jockey pull back down the stretch. I ended up betting trifectas based on number combinations I use on the lotto.
Hey, let's start a full contact chariot racing league! :P