Equestrian

Rodricks: On Pimlico and Preakness, let's 'Do it now!'

Rodricks: On Pimlico and Preakness, let's 'Do it now!'

This taxpayer would be glad to see some of his annual income go to the redevelopment, renovation, reimagining, rebuilding — whatever “re” applies — of Pimlico Race Course if it would spare us the annual misery of hearing men in suits make threats about moving the Preakness Stakes to Laurel.

And not because I don’t go to Laurel.

Because I’m sick of hearing it. Aren’t you?

Bad enough that it rained this year and turned the track to mud and fog. Preakness Day is one of the biggest days of the Baltimore year, when we get national media coverage for something other than crime or municipal dysfunction. But a representative of the track’s...

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