What Does The Future Hold for Pimlico?
Now, we turn to the future of Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes -- the race that is the second jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown. Pimlico opened its doors in 1870, making it the second oldest racetrack in the nation. And it is now, by all accounts, badly deteriorated.
The Preakness has been run in Baltimore City since 1873. The question now is: Will next year’s Preakness be its last in Baltimore? The Stronach Group, which owns Pimlico, wants to move the Preakness to its more modern facility in Laurel.
Yitzy Schleifer represents the 5th District on the Baltimore City Council.
Sen. Bill Ferguson represents Maryland’s 46th District in Baltimore City.
Doug Donovan is an investigative reporter at the Baltimore Sun.
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