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A new season and a new GM at Arlington Park

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Jockey Josh Molitor, 19, trains on an Equicizer, which moves like a horse and helps jockeys perfect their style. Riding for even a minute is hard work, he said.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jockeys and trainers prepare on Thursday for Friday's opening day at Arlington Park.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jockey Josh Molitor, 19, trains on an Equicizer at Arlington Park. Riding the apparatus, which moves like a horse and helps jockeys perfect their style, is hard work, he said.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jockeys and trainers prepare Thursday for Arlington Park's opening day Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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Wagering starts Friday at Arlington Park.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Tony Petrillo, Arlington Park's new general manager, tours the facility Thursday ahead of the racetrack's opening today.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

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It's a big weekend at Arlington Park. The track's racing season opens today, there's a Kentucky Derby party Saturday, and Mother's Day is Sunday. And new GM Tony Petrillo is ready for it all.
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    • Jockey Josh Molitor, 19, trains on an Equicizer, which moves like a horse and helps jockeys perfect their style. Riding for even a minute is hard work, he said.
    •  Jockeys and trainers prepare on Thursday for Friday’s opening day at Arlington Park.
    •  Jockey Josh Molitor, 19, trains on an Equicizer at Arlington Park. Riding the apparatus, which moves like a horse and helps jockeys perfect their style, is hard work, he said.
    •  Jockeys and trainers prepare Thursday for Arlington Park’s opening day Friday.
    •  Wagering starts Friday at Arlington Park.
    •  Tony Petrillo, Arlington Park’s new general manager, tours the facility Thursday ahead of the racetrack’s opening today.
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