Don’t plan on rolling your way around the Kentucky Derby: Churchill Downs has added hoverboards to the ban list.
That’s the only new addition to a list that includes selfie sticks, drones and remote-controlled aircraft. Not to mention weapons, fireworks, pepper spray, animals, umbrellas, wagons, coolers, cans or glass bottles, grills, pop-up tents, camcorders, big purses, backpacks, luggage or your own booze.
All the items are banned from opening night Saturday through “Thurby” on Thursday, Kentucky Oaks on Friday and the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
You can bring in food items in clear plastic bags or containers (within certain size limits,) small cameras with attached lenses, small purses, water and soft drinks (in clear plastic containers and unopened), sunscreen, binoculars, even small TVs, baby and diaper bags (as long as you are bringing in a child) and strollers (again, gotta have a kid.)
Expect to be searched. Don’t try to smuggle booze in your baby’s diaper bag, because it will be seized. And you might end up in the Parenting Hall of Shame.
If you are bringing a small child, do bring plenty of diapers, because you can’t go back to your car and get them once you get in; there is no re-entry to the Downs.
And it would be a really, really far walk anyway. Because you can’t use your hoverboard.