Connie, if you are referring to the Lil Darryl icon that was in the upper right corner of the game between the OP bar and the Save diskette icon, he is gone but his new equivalent in now part of the Achievements button that is to the right of the Barn, Store, and Gift Box. Click on the Achievement button and look on the left side of the window that pops up. There you will see tabs for Achievement, Trophy and Neighbor ranking.
As for the race that that has "ended", if you are referring to the Farm Race with the Horse, Ostrich and Alpaca, then I suggest you send a Help & Support ticket as it is still running and has 3 days, 19 hours and 30 mins. remaining as of 12:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
I hope this will help. I am a FF fanatic of sorts and would hate to see you (or anyone) quit.