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Baltimore Mayor Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pimlico’s Owner Over Possible Preakness Move To Laurel Park

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young announced on Wednesday that the city has dropped a lawsuit against the owner and operator of Pimlico racetrack, host of the Preakness Stakes. In March, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh sued The Stronach Group and its Maryland racing division, the Maryland Jockey Club, which owns and operates both Pimlico and Laurel Park. […]

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Legislators Offer Compromise On Maryland Racetrack Funding Bill

A compromise breathed new life into Maryland legislation that would permit The Stronach Group to use state bonds to fund $120 million in improvements to Laurel Park and the Bowie training center, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. The plan, advanced in the Maryland Senate on Friday for a vote on Monday – […]

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Baltimore Mayor Sues Stronach Group In Effort To Block Preakness Move To Laurel

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and three residents of the Park Heights neighborhood near Pimlico race course have filed a lawsuit against The Stronach Group, owners of Pimlico and Laurel Park, in an effort to keep the company from moving the Triple Crown’s middle jewel, the Preakness Stakes, from Pimlico to Laurel, according to the Baltimore […]

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Baltimore Mayor, Stronach Group Knock Heads Over Future Racetrack Plans

The mayor of Baltimore isn’t going down without a fight in the effort to save Pimlico Race Course. In a letter to Maryland’s governor and state legislative leaders, Catherine Pugh takes aim at a Stronach Group plan to create one “super track” at Laurel Park and an equine training and health center at Bowie instead […]

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Study Projects $424 Million Price Tag To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

Phase 2 of a study by the Maryland Stadium Authority has concluded it will cost $424 million to rebuild Pimlico Race Course in order to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. The study, released on Thursday, did not spell out where the money to rebuild the aging racetrack would come from, although Baltimore Mayor Catherine […]

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Pimlico Renovation Priced At $300 Million, Would Require ‘Huge Public Commitment’

The Maryland Stadium Authority released a study Friday afternoon pricing the cost of renovating Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course at $300 million. Maryland is interested in pursuing “public-private partnerships” in order to modernize the home of the state’s largest sporting event, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I am very optimistic about the report,” said Baltimore Mayor […]

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