Perhaps you skipped the Preakness race this past May, along with the approximately 40,000 others who chose not to return in 2009, due to a new policy prohibiting BYOB. Well, rest assured, you didn’t miss your last chance. The race will return in 2010 for it’s 101st year in Maryland. Whether or not the beer policies will continue is still TBD.
The bankrupt holding firm of the Preakness Stakes horse race, Magna Entertainment Corp., is selling the ownership of the race, but said it will not consider auction bids that would remove it from the state of Maryland. In April, concern over the 20,000 jobs and $1.5 billion in revenue that Maryland would lose if Preakness were to leave the state prompted Maryland lawmakers to give Maryland the supreme authority to buy the race.