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Arlington Park Race Track is consumed in flames during a fire which destroyed the world-class horse racing track in 1985.
Arlington Park Race Track is consumed in flames during a fire which destroyed the world-class horse racing track in 1985.
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Arlington Heights Mayor William Maki speaks at the grand opening of Arlington International Racecourse on July 1, 1989.
Arlington Heights Mayor William Maki speaks at the grand opening of Arlington International Racecourse on July 1, 1989.
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Horses race on the track on the grand opening of new Arlington International Racecourse in  July, 1989.
Horses race on the track on the grand opening of new Arlington International Racecourse in July, 1989.
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The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
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The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO
The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
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Fans line up to place bets at grand opening new Arlington International Racecourse on July 1, 1989
Fans line up to place bets at grand opening new Arlington International Racecourse on July 1, 1989
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The new Arlington International Racecourse is ready for racing in July, 1989 after a fire destoyed the original in 1985.
The new Arlington International Racecourse is ready for racing in July, 1989 after a fire destoyed the original in 1985.
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Fans cheer for their favorite at grand opening new Arlington International Racecourse  on July 1, 1989.
Fans cheer for their favorite at grand opening new Arlington International Racecourse on July 1, 1989.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO
The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO
The new Arlington International Racecourse  begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
The new Arlington International Racecourse begins to take shape with an opening date of July, 1989 following the fire in 1985.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO
The new Arlington International Racecourse is ready for racing in July 1989 after a fire destoyed the original in 1985.
The new Arlington International Racecourse is ready for racing in July 1989 after a fire destoyed the original in 1985.
DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO
Arlington International Racecourse owner Richard  Duchossois during the grand opening of the new facility on July 1, 1989.
Arlington International Racecourse owner Richard Duchossois during the grand opening of the new facility on July 1, 1989.
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Horses race during the grand opening of the new Arlington International Racecourse on July 1, 1989.
Horses race during the grand opening of the new Arlington International Racecourse on July 1, 1989.
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Fans check out the horses in the paddock area on the grand opening of the new Arlington International Racecourse  in July, 1989.
Fans check out the horses in the paddock area on the grand opening of the new Arlington International Racecourse in July, 1989.
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Richard Duchossois spoke Thursday about the upcoming season at Arlington International Racecourse and 25th anniversary of the track reopening after the devastating fire of 1985.
  Richard Duchossois spoke Thursday about the upcoming season at Arlington International Racecourse and 25th anniversary of the track reopening after the devastating fire of 1985.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
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