From the Vault: 50 years ago, Pimlico Clubhouse burned to the ground

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There’s a distinct smell that a Baltimore house makes when it’s burning, says Sun reporter Jacques Kelly.

That smell was in the air the night of June 17, 1966, as Kelly rode with his father in a car from their Charles Village home to the Pimlico race course. The oldest clubhouse in American racing was burning, and his father wanted the family to be there to see it happen.

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