The Maryland Jockey Club has agreed to renovate both Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, but opinions differ widely on how the renovation funds should be spent.
Some, like trainer Doug O'Neill, are concerned to keep the original flavor and history of the track, while others think Pimlico should be razed.
“I've come to the Preakness for the last 15 years, and it's pretty much a dump,” said race fan John Green to the Baltimore Sun. “Why keep anything? You don't have a twin spires or something in the grandstand area that's nostalgic. It would be more cost efficient to level it and rebuild.”
Other fans are concerned that a renovation will cause prices to rise.
Officials say that details on the project won't be announced until later this year, and that for now, they're not willing to speculate on how drastic the facelift is likely to be.
Read more at The Baltimore Sun
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