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Track beefs up security for the Kentucky Derby

Updated: April 18, 2013, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

Churchill Downs has tightened security for the Kentucky Derby following the Boston Marathon bombings and is asking spectators to be observant of their surroundings during next month's races.

The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are expected to draw close to 250,000 fans on May 3-4. The Derby will be the nation's largest sports event since the marathon.

Churchill Downs announced security policies for the Derby and Oaks last Friday. But after meeting with law enforcement officials following ...

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