- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland officials want to know what it would cost to modernize Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course so it can remain home of the Preakness.

The Baltimore Sun (https://bsun.md/1UlYfcN ) reports that the Maryland Stadium Authority agreed this week to conduct the study amid uncertainty about the 146-year-old facility’s economic health.

Last year, the Maryland Jockey Club’s general manager said the Preakness might need to move to Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County because Pimlico was too old to be renovated.

In 2015, a record 131,680 attended the Preakness, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. That day, a problem with water pressure at the privately owned racetrack caused toilets to stop working.

Baltimore Development Corp. President William H. Cole praised the agreement, saying the survival of the racetrack is important to the community.



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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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