Arlington meet closes, debate continues

Updated: September 21, 2009, 3:16 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL -- It is Saturday, 93rd card of the meet at Arlington Park. Five racing dates remain until the end of the 2009 season, and trainers are already moving their horses over to Hawthorne Race Course or down to Keeneland in Kentucky. The runners are tired, horsemen more so. This week can't pass quickly enough for members of a community devastated by the tragic events that took place here over the summer.

More than 40 years had gone by since a rider suffered permanently disabling ...

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