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Baltimore withdraws lawsuit against owner of Preakness track

- Associated Press

Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series’ middle jewel and the second-oldest track in America.

Preparations take place for the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Baltimore. Old Hilltop is showing its age and it will cost an estimated $300 million to make it right. So while the group that owns the track promises the middle jewel of the Triple Crown will stay put in 2019, there's a chance that the 145th running of the Preakness in 2020 will be held within the state at newer, fresher Laurel Park. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Maryland racing authority seeks to dismiss Baltimore lawsuit

Associated Press

Maryland’s horse racing authority has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore that seeks to condemn and confiscate the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course and other elements of the industry.

Luis Saez rides Maximum Security to the finish line first against Flavien Prat on Country House during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) **FILE**

Racing commission denies Maximum Security’s disqualification appeal

- Associated Press

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission didn’t take long to deny the appeal of Maximum Security’s disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner for interference, saying hours after it was filed Monday that the stewards’ decision is not subject to appeal.

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