As a resident of Baltimore County, I am just as passionate about the Preakness Stakes as any citizen of Baltimore City. Naturally, I appreciate and support sincere efforts to keep the Preakness in Baltimore and preferably at Pimlico. Nevertheless, I will not permit my passion for keeping the Preakness in Baltimore to stand in the way of the bold reality of the situation. Namely, neither the city or the state is able, at this point, to offer a viable and/or financially responsible plan to keep the Preakness at Pimlico. The sooner this glaring reality is accepted and understood, the better for Baltimore.