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Hogan says he wants to keep Preakness in Baltimore, is willing to discuss deal

Hogan says he wants to keep Preakness in Baltimore, is willing to discuss deal

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he wants to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and is willing to talk about investing state money to do so.

The governor's office issued a statement after the owner of Pimlico Race Course said this week that the 147-year-old track likely would have to be rebuilt — at a cost of $300 million to $500 million — to keep the race there rather than move it to Laurel.

Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the racing division of The Stronach Group, said a "huge" commitment of public money would be necessary.

"Governor Hogan has made it clear he wants...

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