- 2014 Preakness videos coming soon!
- Preakness Attracts Large Crowds and Wagers
- Celebrations at Preakness' Infield are Nothing Short of a Success'
- One Family Uses Revenue from Preakness Parking Shuffle to Give Back
- 138th Preakness Ups Security Measures
- BREAKING NEWS: The Winner of the 138th Annual Preakness Is Oxbow
- 138th Preakness Draw - Morgan Adsit
- Preakness Road Closures and Advisories
- Shug McGaughey Presser Monday
- Lt. Governor Brown to Present Preakness Trophy
- How to Pick a Winning Horse
- Fillies Take Center Stage in Black-Eyed Susan
- Orb Draws Rail as 1-1 Favorite in Preakness
- Horses Prepare at Pimlico for Race Day on Saturday
- Derby Winner Orb Faces a Friend in the Preakness
- New Marketing Efforts In Place For Preakness 2013
- Napravnik Poised for Homecoming in Preakness
- Orb Arrives in Maryland for Preakness
- Normandy Invasion Passing on Preakness
- 5/13/13 Makeover Monday: Preakness Style
- Preakness Ticket Sales Up, Positioned for Record Attendance
- Derby Winner Orb Prepares for Preakness Run
- Preakness 2013 Taking Extra Security Measures Following Boston Bombing
138th Preakness Ups Security Measures
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
It’s a tall order to protect tens of thousands of people, but law enforcement was out today in full force. FOX45 learned about all the security upgrades at one of the sport’s biggest events.
Among the crowds of people headed to Preakness, were lines of police in every direction including the Baltimore City police arson and bomb unit and even search and rescue team. One attendee said, “It’s a little overwhelming that so many are here, like I said it’s better to be safe.”
The Preakness is steeped in tradition, which typically brings out more than a hundred thousand people; in direct response to the Boston Bombing brand new security measures began this weekend.
“The Preakness has been waiting just for you, let me see what’s in that brown paper bag buddy,” said another Preakness attendee.
Today the Preakness banned backpacks, duffel bags, cameras with long senses, and only clear coolers were allowed. Every person was searched with a hand wand, and those signature hats had to be briefly come off for inspection.
While most people didn’t mind the increase in security, the main complaint was that the new restrictions meant you had to spend more money on food and drinks at the event.