Images: Former Arlington Park owner Richard "Dick" Duchossois dead at age 100

 
 
Updated 1/28/2022 3:27 PM

The man who built Arlington Park as a palace in the horse racing world, Richard "Dick" Duchossois died Friday in his Barrington Hills home at age 100.

Richard Duchossois at Arlington Park in Arington Heights.
Richard Duchossois at Arlington Park in Arington Heights.
Daily Herald file, 1992
Richard Duchossois in the paddock on opening day at Arlington Park in 2009.
Richard Duchossois in the paddock on opening day at Arlington Park in 2009.
Daily Herald file, 2009
Former Arlington Park owner Richaard Duchossois looks over the paddock area making sure that it is in good condition.
  Former Arlington Park owner Richaard Duchossois looks over the paddock area making sure that it is in good condition.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Richard Duchossois pounds the ceremonial golden spike to comemmorate the new guardrail at Arlington Park.
  Richard Duchossois pounds the ceremonial golden spike to comemmorate the new guardrail at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file, 1989
Richard Duchossois at Arlington Park.
Richard Duchossois at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file, 1986
Richard Duchossois with former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar at Arlington Park.
Richard Duchossois with former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file. 1994
Richard Duchossois, left talking with Hugo Sonnenschein, center, former president of the University of Chicago at the site of the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine.
Richard Duchossois, left talking with Hugo Sonnenschein, center, former president of the University of Chicago at the site of the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine.
Daily Herald file, 1994
Richard Duchossois in a World War II photo.
Richard Duchossois in a World War II photo.
Courtesy of Duchossois family
From left, Richard Duchossois with his brothers George and Albert during World War II.
From left, Richard Duchossois with his brothers George and Albert during World War II.
Courtesy of Duchossois family
A young Richard Duchossois, left, with dad Alfonse.
A young Richard Duchossois, left, with dad Alfonse.
Courtesy of Duchossois Family
Richard Duchossois in a World War II photo.
Richard Duchossois in a World War II photo.
Courtesy of Duchossois family
Richard Duchossois in his Arlington Park office in Arlington Heights.
Richard Duchossois in his Arlington Park office in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald file, 1990
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Daily Herald file
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Daily Herald file
Richard Duchossois, grand marshall of the parade and World War II veteran, talks to U.S. Army general Gracus Dunn before the start of the ceremony at an Arlington Heights Memorial Day ceremony.
  Richard Duchossois, grand marshall of the parade and World War II veteran, talks to U.S. Army general Gracus Dunn before the start of the ceremony at an Arlington Heights Memorial Day ceremony.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Richard Duchossois talks about upcoming season and 25th anniversary of track reopening after the fire.
Richard Duchossois talks about upcoming season and 25th anniversary of track reopening after the fire.
Daily Herald file
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Daily Herald file
Jockey Pat Valenzuela embraces former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois after winning the 2002 Beverly D. race.
Jockey Pat Valenzuela embraces former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois after winning the 2002 Beverly D. race.
Daily Herald file, 2002
Richard Duchossois heads to the paddock to look at one of his horses "Red Licorice" during opening Day at Arlington Park.
Richard Duchossois heads to the paddock to look at one of his horses "Red Licorice" during opening Day at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file, 2002
Richard Duchossois returns from the winners circle after the Beverly D. race at Arlington Park.
Richard Duchossois returns from the winners circle after the Beverly D. race at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file, 2005
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
  Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Former Arlington Park owner Richard "Dick" Duchossois with his masterpiece in the background.
  Former Arlington Park owner Richard "Dick" Duchossois with his masterpiece in the background.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Richard Duchossois holds an American flag that flew over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Richard Duchossois holds an American flag that flew over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Daily Herald file
Richard Duchossois gets a last-minute tour of the vending area the morning of opening day at Arlington Park.
Richard Duchossois gets a last-minute tour of the vending area the morning of opening day at Arlington Park.
Daily Herald file
Sammy L. Davis, left, talks with Richard Duchossois and Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes while visiting St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights.
Sammy L. Davis, left, talks with Richard Duchossois and Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes while visiting St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights.
Daily Herald file
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois.
Daily Herald file
Richard Duchossois talks about the 25th anniversary of Arlington Park and its reopening following a destructive fire.
Richard Duchossois talks about the 25th anniversary of Arlington Park and its reopening following a destructive fire.
Daily Herald file
Richard Duchossois and Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quinville flank Arlington Million winning jockey Joel Rosario at Arlington Park.
  Richard Duchossois and Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quinville flank Arlington Million winning jockey Joel Rosario at Arlington Park.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Arlington Park holds a 75th anniversary celebration with Richard Duchossois cutting a 500-pound cheesecake.
Arlington Park holds a 75th anniversary celebration with Richard Duchossois cutting a 500-pound cheesecake.
Daily Herald file, 2002
Breeders Cup President D.G. Van Clief Jr., left, and Richard Duchossois stand in front of new grandstands along the clubhouse turn at Arlinigton Park.
Breeders Cup President D.G. Van Clief Jr., left, and Richard Duchossois stand in front of new grandstands along the clubhouse turn at Arlinigton Park.
Daily Herald file, 2002
Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois at age 95.
  Former Arlington Park owner Richard Duchossois at age 95.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
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