WASHINGTON – Expect tighter security if you are headed to the Preakness in Baltimore Saturday.
More than 121,000 people flocked to Pimilco last year, and if the last 10 years are any indication, at least 100,000 are expected.
In the days following the bombing, officials at the Maryland Jockey Club consulted more than 50 law enforcement personnel. Those consulted included representatives of Homeland Security, FBI, Joint Task Forces, Maryland State Police and the Baltimore City police.
Aside from the security changes listed below, for the first time ever, security will be roaming the ground with metal detectors. Also expect a stepped up police presence.
Here’s what’s banned from the Pimlico building:
Below is a list of the new items now banned from the Pimlico infield:
Beach bags are allowed in.
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