Steve Coburn

Schmuck: Bob Baffert is still charmed by Charm City and wants Preakness to stay in Baltimore

Schmuck: Bob Baffert is still charmed by Charm City and wants Preakness to stay in Baltimore

When Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert talks about the Preakness and the embattled racetrack that has hosted it for 144 years, his eyes light up. When he hears speculation about the race possibly moving out of Baltimore, it’s a different story.

“You hear rumors, ‘Well, they’re going to move it’ or whatever,’’ he said Wednesday. “To me, it’s magical in here. There’s something about it. I’ve been watching it since I was 10, 11 years old. You think of Jim McKay. You think of the Preakness. There’s so much history here.”

Three years after American Pharoah passed through town on the way to horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978, Baffert is back with Justify — another...

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