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Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown
Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown

Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks. Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three hours before post time for the 139th Preakness, Chuckas reiterated his position that a longer recovery period for horses would better benefit them and business in general. "Look, I'm not anti-tradition. I have great respect for tradition. But the game's changed," Chuckas said. "We believe that the 3-year-old season is one of the best for the public to view. "If you expand it, you have more time to do that....

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