Mayor Catherine Pugh, the City Council and three residents have filed suit against the Stronach Group and its affiliated entities and MEDCO to prevent them from moving the Preakness out of Baltimore, says Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis.
The lawsuit seeks to condemn Pimlico and the Preakness Stakes so Baltimore City can take over ownership.
The lawsuit can be found here.
In the complaint, the mayor, City Council and three Park Heights residents want the Circuit Court to declare that state law prohibits the Preakness from leaving Pimlico, because of the absence of a disaster or emergency.
Plaintiffs say leaving would be "detrimental to the city."