Jockey club official on possible Preakness slither to Laurel: 'I hope sane heads will prevail' – Baltimore Sun


whether the Preakness moves from Baltimore to Laurel, it will not be done in the dead of night to the shock and dismay of its longtime fans, Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said Saturday.

“I’m just gay everyone’s finally talking approximately it,” Sinatra said to reporters at Pimlico Race Course, hours before the start of the 142nd Preakness Stakes. “It’s going to reach to a head later this year. every bit of I hold telling everyone is, ‘We’re not the Baltimore Colts.’ We’re not just bolting and going to Laurel. I hope sane heads will prevail.”

While Sinatra said that a viability study by the Maryland Stadium Authority looking into the possible slither has reached “the moment phase” involving both Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Catherine E.  Pugh, there are still positives approximately Pimlico, including possibly drawing a record crowd to the Preakness for the fourth straight year. Sinatra said that Saturday’s crowd was “a exiguous ahead of pace from final year,” which drew more than 135,000 fans.



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