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DH: 'It made me who I am': What students say it was like growing up on the Arlington backstretch

The official farewell fanfare at Arlington Park is over. The final photo finish flashed on the screen and the grandstands have emptied.

Likely the last horse racing season in Arlington Heights ended Sept. 25, but some of the most painful goodbyes are happening this week. Hundreds of Arlington Park horse worker families who live on the so-called "backstretch" are packing their belongings to leave for what might be the last time.

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