Big changes are coming this year to the Kentucky Derby in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Derby officials have increased the list of banned items from the infield of Churchill Downs. You can't bring backpacks, duffel bags, coolers, and certain cameras. Fans will also undergo wand searches.
For the festival races, police K-9 units will search the start and finish lines.
The Kentucky Derby is May 4.
Charlotte's Queens Cup is this weekend.
NBC Charlotte asked if they were taking any extra security precautions. Cup officials say they don’t plan to, and the event will run like normal.