The Maryland Jockey Club issued the following statement March 17:
“Our first priority in these difficult times is the health and welfare of our industry participants and the public at large. We are working with state and local governments, our industry participants, media and other affiliates to determine the most appropriate time to conduct the Preakness Stakes.
“While we are mindful of the challenges these times present we also know that events like the Preakness Stakes can help restore our sense of place and economic well-being to our communities and state. As soon as we have further clarity on these matters we will inform all.”
The statement comes after the announcement that the Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2,2020 to Sept. 5, 2020.
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