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Trainer Jim Ehrsam of Delta, with first-race winner Our Precious Sis, and Toledo mayor Mike Bell.

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Race announcer Sam McKee memorizes the horses' names and numbers before calling race five, his first at Raceway Park since 1988. McKee, now of Blairstown, N.J., used to call races at Toledo's Raceway Park from 1983-88. He now calls at the Meadowlands.

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Ohio State Racing Commission presiding judge Bob Coberley of Toledo, left, and associate judges Zack Stommen of Detroit, center and closest to the monitor, and Ryan Ratliff, of Wellington, Ohio, study the end of the race.

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Race announcer Sam McKee, now of Blairstown, N.J., used to call races at Toledo's Raceway Park from 1983-88. He now calls at the Meadowlands.

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Ohio State Racing Commission presiding judge Bob Coberley works during the race.

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Nick Usakowski of Madison Heights, Mich., left, and James Kalopesis of Livonia, Mich., attend the final night.

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U.S. Trotting Association's John Pawlak, left, speaks with Toledo mayor Mike Bell after the first race.

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The Megan Lesle Band performs. From left: Devin Krueger, guitar; Toledo School for the Arts teacher Ken Zuercher, guitar; Scott Haffekamp, percussion; Katelyn Lesle, vocals; and her sister Megan Lesle, guitar.

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Ohio State Racing Commission presiding judge Bob Coberley, left, and associate judge Zack Stommen watch the race.

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Race announcer Sam McKee memorizes the horses' names and numbers before calling race five, his first at Raceway Park since 1988. McKee, now of Blairstown, N.J., used to call races at Toledo's Raceway Park from 1983-88. He now calls at the Meadowlands.

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