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TRACK'S FUTURE IN DOUBT

An enormous bronze statue of two thoroughbreds racing neck-and-neck overlooks the paddock at Arlington Racecourse.

It's called "Against All Odds," a testament to the 70-year-old track that has survived the Great Depression, a devastating fire and a threat from its owner to shut it down two years ago. But it looks as if the odds may be against Arlington.

The racing season ended Friday with no racing dates scheduled for 1998. And after losing an estimated $70 million in recent years to the bright lights and big payouts of riverboat gambling, it's unclear whether horses ever will race again at the sprawling facility.

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