Hogan ok's fans at racetracks in time for Preakness, but Young has to approve

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 07:31:08-04

BALTIMORE — A new executive order signed by Governor Larry Hogan on Monday, paves the way for fans to attend horse racing tracks.

The order comes days before the 2020 Preakness Stakes, on October 3 at Pimlico Race Course.

Under the order, tracks can take in up to 250 fans or 50 percent capacity, whichever comes first.

The order however is subject to approval by local government officials, which means Mayor Jack Young would have to sign off on fans being able to attend.

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InfieldFest was canceled back in April, and the entire Preakness was rescheduled soon after with an announcement that fans wouldn't be allowed to attend.

So far Young nor the owners of the Preakness Stakes, the Stronach Group, have commented on Hogan's order.