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Jockey Club: 'We Are Not For Sale'

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The developer of a planned casino near the Arundel Mills Mall south of Baltimore is asking the state to seize two race tracks from the Maryland Jockey Club and sell them to the developer. Maryland's horse racing industry warned for years that the long tradition would come to an end without the legalization of slots gambling in the state.

They just never imagined the slots casino would be built in the parking lot of Arundel Mills Mall -- instead of at the tracks. But that is exactly what is planned after Anne Arundel County voters passed a ballot measure Tuesday approving the mall casino 10 miles from the Laurel Park racetrack.

Now, casino Developer David Cordish, says his company could use slot-machine proceeds to restore the Pimlico and Laurel Park racetracks to profitability.

The Jockey Club says the tracks aren't for sale.

A spokesman for Gov. Martin O'Malley says the administration doesn't want to get involved.

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