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Crowds brave rain, security lines for Ky. Derby

Updated: May 4, 2013, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rain and extra security measures slowed down the crowds at Saturday's Kentucky Derby, but thousands of poncho-covered racing fans filled Churchill Downs despite the odds.

Fans were unfazed as Kentucky National Guardsmen searched bags and passed metal-detecting wands over race-goers in Louisville. The tightened security imposed in response to the Boston Marathon bombings was similar to actions taken after 9/11.

"It's expected. It's all good," said Curt Pederson of ...

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