If Seder wins auction, Preakness infield policy likely to change

January 21, 2010 | Drew Forrester

Pennsylvania horseman Jeff Seder visited with me today on The Comcast Morning Show to shed some light on his bid to acquire the Laurel and Pimlico race tracks via the auction process that’s now slated for February 10.

Seder remains committed to being the high bidder, noting today that he has a $5 billion hedge fund behind his efforts to win the auction.

He also noted he’d be willing to write the state a $28 million check for the slots license in Laurel if, in fact, it becomes available through a new referendum vote in November.

From a local-interest standpoint, the biggest news from today’s interview was the disclosure from Seder that he would once again allow Preakness patrons to bring their own alcohol to Pimlico for the annual infield party that coincides with the Triple Crown race in Baltimore each May.

To hear the entire interview, just go to the Toyota Audio Vault on the front page of WNST.net and click on the Seder interview.