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In Maryland, the future of the Preakness at Pimlico is in doubt after a vote by the state's racing commission. The board has voted to reject a proposal by the owners of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park to conduct live racing in 2011, meaning there won't be horse racing at either track next year unless an agreement is reached.

That would leave the future of the second jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown in doubt at the track where it has been run since 1873.

Nearly $80 million were bet on the race this year.

In a statement released by his office, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he would "encourage the track's owners, industry representatives, and horsemen and breeders to return to the table and reach an agreement that protects the jobs that depend on the rich history of racing" in Maryland.

He says his administration is prepared to "aggressively protect" the state's interest in the industry and will continue to explore the legal options available.

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