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Preakness Stakes attempts to be more inclusive

May 18, 2023
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Despite growing up across the street from Pimlico Race Course, Aimee Ringgold for years never attended any official events associated with the Preakness Stakes. Although the historic race is open to the public, she didn’t feel the race or the events surrounding it were marketed to her. “It’s something in your neighborhood. I just wasn’t exposed to that, and I literally lived across the street,” said Ringgold, a 49-year-old upper Park Heights resident who is Black.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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