Preakness Stays in MD

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‘preakness 086 rachel alexandra’
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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.

WaPo reports that Baltimore developer David Cordish and Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos have both expressed an interest in keeping the race alive and well at Pimlico.

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

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