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The Maryland Jockey Club in part owns the Pimlico racetrack, which is known for hosting the annual Preakness Stakes.
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The Maryland Jockey Club in part owns the Pimlico racetrack, which is known for hosting the annual Preakness Stakes.

The Maryland Jockey Club says Laurel Park would cease racing activities and the Bowie Training Center would close if a proposal to build a casino at Arundel Mills Mall is approved by voters tomorrow.

Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is not mincing words--he says if Anne Arundel County voters approve a zoning ordinance for the casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be reduced to 40 days surrounding the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

The Cordish Companies, which wants to build the casino at the mall, has said it would buy the tracks and renovate them. But the jockey club says Laurel is not for sale and is slated for a major, mixed-use redevelopment project.

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