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‘This is such a grand facility.’ As historic Arlington Park crosses the finish line, horse racing workers wonder how they’ll fill the void

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Her stable office is decorated with mementos from her career, with trophies, framed photos of her horses and husband with former Chicago Bears stars like Mike Ditka, and a lock of mane from Black Tie Affair. She used to tend a rose garden and hanging ferns around the stables, and kept goats that would stay in stables with the horses to keep them calm. At age 73, she still puts on her black boots and red cowboy hat to check on the horses every day, watching them work out and getting them ready to race.

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