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Arlington International Racetrack

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The  Chicago  Bears have announced that they have put a bid in to buy the  Arlington International Racetrack in the suburb of Arlington Heights and move away from Soldiers Field.

The Chicago Mayor,who is a nutjob has actually gone nuts about this.

From what i have read the total land area is around 320 acres and the track has stableling for 2000 horses.

Has anybody been  on track that can tell us what its like?

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It's a great track. I worked there in the early 80s, was there to watch John Henry win his second Arlington Million in 1984 and most recently for the Million in 2017. However, Dick Duchossois (owner) is 99. I fear its time has come after the current season and probably the final Million this year with a stake of 600,000. Great track, especially the turf. Facilities still good when last there. Don't know what the back stretch is like now.

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