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Tom Chuckas leaves Maryland racing much better than he found it
Tom Chuckas leaves Maryland racing much better than he found it

Tom Chuckas has resigned as president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, which raises questions about the future of horse racing in the state that it's obviously too early to answer. What isn't in question is the positive impact that Chuckas had on the sport and, in particular, the Preakness Stakes, which he risked his career to transform into the more civilized event that it has become over the past six years. Chuckas didn't make a lot of friends when he and the Jockey Club decided to do away with the traditional infield bacchanal in 2009 and prohibit revelers from bringing their own alcohol to Pimlico. Instead, the track introduced a one-price...

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