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Pimlico looks for balance in infield

Updated: May 14, 2010, 11:11 AM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

BALTIMORE - Pimlico officials are trying to ride that very fine line between restoring Preakness attendance to its previous huge numbers while maintaining a decorum that is acceptable to the majority of racegoers. And there's one major variable involved in trying to resolve this dilemma: alcohol.

Last year, attendance sunk to its lowest level in 27 years when Pimlico banned fans from bringing their own alcoholic beverages into the track. The count was a stunning 77,850, down from the record ...

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