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Arlington hanging on during hard times

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Arlington hanging on during hard times

Arlington still towers, a white palace, over the western edge of the northwest Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, the same grand racetrack that its chairman, Richard Duchossois, built after fire gutted the old grandstand in 1985.

Rivelli has high hopes for Helicopter in Valedictory

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Larry Rivelli, who is based in Chicago, won the first race of the marathon Woodbine meeting with Neverrguwithrichie on April 2. On Sunday, Rivelli will be on hand to saddle Helicopter for the $150,000 Valedictory, a 1 3/4-mile marathon stakes race on a marathon 13-race card that is set to begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 6:51 p.m.

“I think we’ll win,” Rivelli said. “The horse is doing fantastic. He’s like the little engine that could; he just keeps going and going.”

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