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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Calabrese abandoning Arlington Park?

Frank C. Calabrese isn't accustomed to being in this position.


In years past, the dominant thoroughbred owner at Arlington Park for the last decade would simply bring a string of 40 or more horses here and watch them win at an amazing rate.


But all that winning at Arlington hasn't translated into financial success, he says, and that is one of the reasons the 82-year-old is mulling his options, one of which is chasing bigger returns at Calder Racecourse in Florida instead of returning to Arlington this summer.

“Ask me how much money I've lost,” Calabrese said in a phone interview from Florida. “I sold a horse for $2 million one year and I still lost money that year.




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