"Several hours before a dark bay colt named Barbaro smoked the field by six-and-a-half lengths at the 2006 Kentucky Derby, Saundra Spaulding was working the Churchill Downs telephone switchboard. At one point, as she tried to focus on the callers, she was distracted by caterwauling and banging on the floor above. At first she couldn’t figure out the source—until it dawned on her that she was beneath the on-site jail."
So began the tale of security at the Kentucky Derby as told by Robert Elliott in the October 2006 issue of Security Management. Follow the link for the full story: The Derby's Unbridled Security.
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