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By SI Wire
May 16, 2015

A water issue at Pimlico Race Course shut down a number of the facility's toilets shortly before the start of the 2015 Preakness Stakes, according to multiple reports

The issue occurred on the Pimlico grounds, a city official told The Baltimore Sun. Melissa Hoppert of The New York Times reported that the issue stemmed from a water leak two miles away from the grounds, and track officials told The Baltimore Sun that there was a water main break two miles from the course. 

A number of bathrooms were affected by the issue, with numerous toilets either unusable or backed up. 

The 2015 Preakness is slated to begin at 6:18 p.m. ET on Saturday. American Pharoah is the favorite after winning the Kentucky Derby earlier this month. 

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