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The work behind the scenes

Updated: January 20, 2010, 7:30 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

It is winter, and bitter cold at Aqueduct when Humberto Chavez receives a call from a member of his congregation. "Chaplain, I'm at the racetrack and I need to speak with you. It's urgent."

Ten minutes later, Luis Ugarte is perched on the arm of a sofa across from the chaplain's desk. He has walked across the backside from his job at Dominic Galluscio's barn, and slush drips from his heavy work boots to form a grey puddle on the linoleum floor as he shares his concerns.

"I have ...

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