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Despite doubts about race's future at Pimlico, record crowd turns out for Preakness

Despite doubts about race's future at Pimlico, record crowd turns out for Preakness

The Preakness Stakes, Maryland's biggest and splashiest party, returned Saturday even as wistful fans in a record crowd of 140,327 wondered whether they were witnessing one of the last editions of the marquee event at 147-year-old Pimlico Race Course.

The Canadian firm that owns the historic venue in Northwest Baltimore has been openly considering moving the Preakness to the track it owns in Laurel. But a racing official assured that if the Preakness leaves Baltimore, it won't be abruptly.

"All I keep telling everybody is, 'We're not the Baltimore Colts,'" Maryland Jockey Club...

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