The last weekend of live horse racing at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs ends Sunday with a family fun-filled day.

A success during its first year, live horse racing at Will Rogers Downs will come to a close Sunday.

“We are so pleased at the turnout we’ve seen all season,” said Kelly Cathey, Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs racing secretary. “Attendance has continued to climb from opening day and is up about 50 percent this month alone. We’re looking forward to a great crowd this weekend to cap off such a fantastic run.”

Festivities for the closing weekend kicked off Friday with live entertainment, and continued Saturday with world champion trick rider and roper Kowboy Kal.

Sunday, the facility will host Family Fun Day starting at 1 p.m. Activities include a Jupiter jump, face painting, clowns and carnival games for children, as well as live races and electronic gaming for adults.

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs will continue to offer simulcast races from around the country every day of the year.

Live racing kicked off in February, offering 33 races per weekend — Friday through Sunday. Although attendance was scarce at first, Downs officials say the season has been a success, and are looking forward to next year’s season.

Cherokee Nation Enterprises, the parent company of Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs, spent more than $4 million renovating the facility. This included track improvements, which had not been done since live races ceased in 2001, and interior renovations, which added electronic gaming. The opening of Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs created more than 100 new jobs for the community, as well as 100 jobs for horsemen.