This won't be the last year the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, is run at Baltimore’s 149-year-old Pimlico Race Course. Even if state law is changed to permit the track owner to move the race to Laurel Park, the company says it couldn't be ready for a 2020 run. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)

I have read with interest the thoughts, arguments and analysis regarding moving the Preakness from Pimlico to Laurel and think the most important reason for keeping the Preakness at Pimlico has been overlooked (“These advocates have a plan to keep Preakness in Baltimore: Build a more temporary Pimlico,” May 10).

The Triple Crown races have been run at the same three racetracks since its inception. Each race, on each specific track, tests the horses in unique and challenging ways. That is why winning all three races is so difficult.

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Changing any of the tracks (including reconfiguring the racetrack at Pimlico) will permanently change the Triple Crown, effectively putting an asterisk next to any subsequent Triple Crown winner.

Sarah King Scott, Monkton

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