Yesterday's coverage of the power outage at Saturday's...

May 18, 1998

Yesterday's coverage of the power outage at Saturday's Preakness inadvertently left the impression that officials at Pimlico offered no apologies for inconvenience to fans.

In fact, the front-page story about the outage should have included quotes from Joseph A. De Francis, president and CEO of the Maryland Jockey Club, praising the "patience and sportsmanship of our fans the greatest fans in the country." De Francis also apologized in remarks to other news organizations.

In addition, a sports column criticizing De Francis for failing to apologize referred only to De Francis' remarks on the victory stand.

Pub Date: 5/18/98

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