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Mayflower Voyage (1620)

McDonough: Save the Preakness, but don't put another dime into Pimlico

There is a dark cloud hanging over Pimlico Race Track and the Preakness Stakes. The odds of the track and Preakness leaving Baltimore are growing every day.  Political leadership is the only remedy that can solve the problem. Gov. Larry Hogan has finally started to stir, Mayor Catherine Pugh is concerned, House Speaker Michael E. Bush wants to negotiate, and the legislators are roaming endlessly around the infield. Before the Mayflower moving van starts turning on its engines, someone better advance an idea or solution. 

As a state legislator, I believe it would be inappropriate to drop one taxpayer dollar into a rehabilitation of the current Pimlico race track at its present...