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Jockey club official on possible Preakness move to Laurel: 'I hope sane heads will prevail'

Jockey club official on possible Preakness move to Laurel: 'I hope sane heads will prevail'

If 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 happy everyone’s finally talking about it,” Sinatra said to reporters at Pimlico Race Course, hours before the start of the 142nd Preakness Stakes. “It’s going to come to a head later this year. All I keep 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 move has reached “the...

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