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Pimlico Race Course unveils new logo

Pimlico Race Course has a new logo.

The second-oldest racetrack in the United States unveiled its logo Tuesday. The design features a cupola weather vane -- an iconic track feature -- and a 'Pimlico' script with 'Home of the Preakness' written below.

"We wanted a fresh look before returning next month for the spring meet," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said in a news release. "The great Alfred Vanderbilt once said Pimlico 'is an accepted American institution, devoted to the best interests of a great sport, graced by time, respected for its honorable past.' Pimlico is steeped in tradition and we feel the new logo properly celebrates one of the most historic racetracks in the world."

Chuckas indicated that Laurel Park, which celebrated its 100th anniversary of racing one year ago, will also unveil a new logo this year.

Pimlico's spring meeting starts March 30. The 137th Preakness is scheduled for May 19.

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