You'll have to keep your selfies at arms' length at the Kentucky Derby.
Churchill Downs announced Thursday that selfie sticks would not be allowed on Oaks and Derby days, May 1 and 2, at the Louisville track.
And leave your drones and remote-controlled aircraft at home too, because they're now on the banned list.
Churchill has a list of prohibited items (coolers, pop-up tents, umbrellas, big purses, etc.) at Kentuckyderby.com/visit/security-information.
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Also new this year, patrons won't be able to leave the grounds and re-enter on Oaks or Derby days. The change grew out of security concerns about wait times at entry gates and growing concern for patrons victimized by the sale of counterfeit tickets and wristbands outside track gates, Churchill Downs officials said.
"Our previous re-entry policy made it a fairly simple task for ticketed patrons to exit the track and quickly generate copies of their tickets and wristbands for sale outside of our grounds," said Ryan Jordan, general manager of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "Those who purchase counterfeit items are denied access when they arrive at our admission gates, and thus have lost their money and, in many cases, the Kentucky Derby and Oaks experience they had hoped for either becomes an unpleasant memory or is ended altogether."
Churchill Downs also has made a change in the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Day admission process at Gate 3, a popular entrance to the infield near Fourth Street and Central Avenue. Guests who use that gate will need to have their general admission tickets in hand before they approach that gate. The new policy is designed to ease congestion.
Derby and Oaks general admission tickets are available for advance purchase at KentuckyDerby.com for $55 for the Derby and $35 for the Oaks. At the gate, they will be $60 for the Derby, $40 for the Oaks.