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Security Increased For Fall Meet

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) After the horror that we watched unfold on Sunday night in Las Vegas, officials have decided to pay greater attention to security for the Fall Meet at Keeneland on Friday.

"We have doubled back and made sure we have everything in place, we have enhanced some additional patrols this weekend as a result of what happened," said Keeneland Chief Operating Officer Vince Gabbert.

Lexington and Keeneland will be the center of the horse racing universe for the better part of October. Mr. Gabbert does not want his patrons staying away because of what happened in Las Vegas or feeling unsafe while they are at Keeneland.

He's working to ensure quite the opposite.

"We will have increased presence both with our internal security and Lexington Police," he said. 

Bags will be searched and pockets will be emptied for a weapons screening.

Racing begins on Friday at 11 a.m. There are 17 race dates scheduled through October 28th. For more information on Keeneland, click here

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