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Monday, May 18, 2009

Preaks And Valleys

Last week Rob wrote about the changes at Maryland's Preakness:
Maryland Jockey Club [is] doing its best to keep ticket sales and attendee enthusiasm down to a minimum. [Ticket sales are down 15% from last year] The general buzz surrounding the event is poor to negative; which -- IMHO -- might not be a positive while you are fighting to keep the historic race in Maryland.

First they ban the BYOB policy that comes part-and-parcel with the infield ticket.
Well, Rob called that one, as the Baltimore Examiner reports. Attendance was way down this year because the party wasn't happening:
Wow, I knew infield attendance would drop significantly this year (I didn't go) but I was speechless after seeing overhead shots with huge, open plots of grass.

I'm not sure there was more than 20,000 people in the infield. The Maryland Jockey Club should be ashamed of themselves.
Goddammit people, it's a fucking recession. I mean, shit, if they don't have a reason to drink now ...

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