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City solicitor on lawsuit against Pimlico owners: the Preakness 'needs to be in Baltimore'

City solicitor on lawsuit against Pimlico owners: the Preakness 'needs to be in Baltimore'

The “immediate goal” of Baltimore’s lawsuit against the owners of Pimlico Race Course is to force them to negotiations over keeping the Preakness in the city, solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday.

Davis said “a resolution would be far preferable to full bore litigation” that seeks to block the Stronach Group from moving the race or using state bonds to pay for upgrades to Laurel Park.

“The suit demonstrations that the mayor and City Council are serious about the importance of the Preakness to Pimlico, to the city,” Davis said. “We’re...

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