Fans enjoy opening day at Arlington Park, with a little sadness

  • Opening Day fans gathered Friday at Arlington Park for a day of sunshine and horse racing in what is likely to be the iconic racetrack's final season.

      Opening Day fans gathered Friday at Arlington Park for a day of sunshine and horse racing in what is likely to be the iconic racetrack's final season. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Race horses are led from the paddock to the track on Opening Day Friday at Arlington Park Friday.

      Race horses are led from the paddock to the track on Opening Day Friday at Arlington Park Friday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 4/30/2021 8:13 PM

Opening day Friday at Arlington Park attracted a wide mix of people -- horse racing devotees, first timers, easygoing viewers and all manner in between -- and pretty much to a person, everyone expressed dismay that this might be the track's last season.

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