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Baltimore leaders to rally in Annapolis on Friday morning to 'save the Preakness'

Baltimore leaders to rally in Annapolis on Friday morning to 'save the Preakness'

Baltimore leaders are planning to bus residents to Annapolis Friday for a “big rally to keep the Preakness in Baltimore.”

The rally comes as lawmakers in the General Assembly are considering two bills central to the future of horse racing in the state — and pivotal to where the second jewel of the sport’s Triple Crown will be run.

One bill, supported by Baltimore leaders, would establish a work group to implement a more-than-$400 million plan to rebuild 148-year-old Pimlico Race Course as a permanent home for the Preakness Stakes.

A second, opposed by city leadership, would help fund creation of a so-called “super track” in Laurel, where potentially the race could...

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