Jockey Club: Laurel, Pimlico not for sale
Tom Chuckas, president of the Maryland Jockey Club released a statement this morning to clarify that the company’s properties – including Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park Race Course – are not for sale, following a back-and-forth last week between Chuckas and David Cordish, chairman of the Cordish Cos. The two sides are locked in a bitter battle over Question A, the Anne Arundel County ballot question that will determine the future of what could be the state’s most lucrative slots parlor.
Here’s Chuckas’ statement:
“The Maryland Jockey Club facilities are not for sale. As I stated Friday morning, if Question A is approved, the Bowie Training Center will close, Laurel Park will cease racing activities with live racing in Maryland reduced to 40 days at Pimlico Race Course. These are the facts. Laurel Park will be developed, not sold, according to an existing development plan which includes mixed use commercial and residential. David Cordish knows that. This is just another in a long list of his misrepresentations.”