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Rene Douglas: Two months later

Updated: October 29, 2009, 5:16 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

He wakes up to a million-dollar view, the waters of Lake Michigan glistening in golden sunlight beyond his window. It is picture-perfect, might as well be a postcard scene. But something in the idyllic freedom of it all taunts Rene Douglas.

Two months ago, he walked through such sunlight to the jockeys' room at Arlington Park, a full day of riding ahead. Hours later he was crushed beneath his mount, a victim of the most tragic accident in the track's 82-year history. Now, in ...

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