Alicia White

Baltimore City Power Rankings: Up for another successful Preakness, down for developers, SAO, and Trump's Amerikkka

Baltimore City Power Rankings: Up for another successful Preakness, down for developers, SAO, and Trump's Amerikkka

⬆︎ The Preakness

Bemoaning the state of Pimlico Race Course has become an annual tradition for the Stronach Group, the owners of the North Baltimore track and Laurel Park. But once again Stronach touted a record-breaking crowd and betting handle for the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown that started at Pimlico in 1873 and has been held at the track every year since 1909. The Maryland Jockey Club reported that 140,327 people came to Old Hilltop to see Cloud Computing's upset win, and bettors wagered $97,168,658 on the 14-race card. Pimlico certainly needs a lot of work, and the violence in the neighborhood outside the track in the...

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