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If the Preakness Leaves Pimlico: Laying Out the Consequences

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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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.