Thousands of harness racing fans flocked to a southern Michigan track to bid farewell before the 70-year-old raceway is demolished.

Jackson Harness Raceway celebrated its final hurrah Sunday by hosting a dozen horse races, according to the Lansing State Journal.

The track has been closed for 10 years but reopened this weekend so community members could say goodbye ahead of the scheduled demolition.

Up to 7,000 people attended the event honoring the track's history in harness racing, which involves a horse pulling a two-wheeled cart and a driver.  The event made between $6,000 and $7,000 in donations.

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