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Preakness needs to stay

Preakness needs to stay

For some people perception is reality. When some people see Pimlico, they see an aging and decaying old building in a blighted neighborhood. When I see Pimlico, I see the second oldest race course in America that opened in 1870. And it has survived bankruptcy, world wars and social unrest of Baltimore in 1968 after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed and the 2015 unrest after Freddie Gray died in police custody.

No one will deny that improvements need to be made to the grandstand. No one would have an issue if the building is knocked down and rebuilt. The building has changed in appearance during its 148 years of existence. Outsiders will tell you that iconic places like Yankee...