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History In The Making

Read About The Plan

"The city of Baltimore and the owners of the historic but dilapidated Pimlico Race Course have come up with a way to keep the prestigious Preakness Stakes at the 149-year-old track in Northwest Baltimore. ... Now, The Stronach Group has pledged to donate the land to the city or an entity created by the city for development in and around the track. Pimlico’s antiquated grandstand and clubhouse would be demolished. A new clubhouse would be built and the track rotated 30 degrees to the northeast to create nine parcels of land that could be sold for private development."

"In all, Pimlico would receive $199.5 million as part of the project. Training and stable operations would be consolidated at The Stronach Group’s track at Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County, which would receive $173.4 million for improvements. The Stronach Group would look to divest itself of the Bowie Training Center. Baltimore city and state legislative leaders hailed the plan as one that would keep the 144-year-old race, the second leg of racing’s Triple Crown, at its longtime home."

More than just a horse race, this coalition is committed to Transformational principles:

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Saving Preakness For Baltimore City

Racing For The Future is a coalition committed to keeping the Preakness in Baltimore and so much more - it’s about saving an iconic Baltimore event and industry and the billions of dollars they bring to the city and state today, tomorrow, and 100 years from now

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Modernizing Laurel Park and Maximizing Economic Development

Racing For The Future supports economic development and opportunity. This plan will preserve an historic Maryland industry and tradition that thousands of families depend on

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Advancing Our Communities

Racing For The Future represents an historic deal that will invest hundreds of millions of dollars back into the neighborhoods surrounding Pimlico racetrack - providing new and real opportunities

Go Behind The Scenes, Read The Plans

Pimlico Plan

The Pimlico plan includes a new state-of-the-art clubhouse and community events center at Pimlico, replacing facilities that were over 100 years old in parts. The clubhouse and events center will be a community asset and available for community use when not being used for the Preakness Stakes or other racing meets.

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Laurel Plan

The Laurel Park plan also includes a new state-of-the-art clubhouse and world-class racing and training facilities, including the addition for racing and training of a new state-of-the-art, all-weather Tapeta™ track and new stables and training facilities in a horsemen’s village setting designed in consultation with the state’s racing industry.

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Maryland's Horse And Racing Industry

By The Numbers



In total economic impact to the Maryland economy


Full-time jobs currently supported by Maryland's Horse Industry



Projected employee income in Maryland by 2020 from the Horse and Racing industry


Number of horses in Maryland



Projected annual tax revenue contribution to State and Local Governments by 2020


Land in Maryland used for horse-related purposes

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