If the Preakness Leaves Pimlico: Laying Out the Consequences | WYPR

If the Preakness Leaves Pimlico: Laying Out the Consequences

Mar 14, 2019

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$424 million dollars - that’s the estimated price to completely overhaul Pimlico Race Course. What does this ambitious project include? Who would foot the bill?

We discuss the debate over moving the Preakness Stakes from Baltimore’s Pimlico to Laurel Park with Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun. How did the owner of both tracks favor Laurel in its spending? And who was watching that happen?

Read Jeff's recent reporting:
Economic impact of Preakness Stakes in Baltimore would top $50 million annually, study says
As Pimlico faded, its owners were pouring money into their Laurel track. Was anyone watching?

Then, Will Hanna of the New Park Heights Community Development Corporation shares his vision.