BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’re planning to go to the Preakness this year and don’t like waiting in line, plan to eat ahead of time.

Event officials released a new list of items strictly prohibited at Pimlico Race Course.

A Guide To Preakness 2019

Those items include bringing outside food of any kind through the gates.

There was a food ban last year, but it only extended to the infield.

This year, the ban includes the grandstand.

Other new prohibited items this year include frisbees and drones.

Comments (5)
  1. Tickedoff Person says:

    Ban bathrooms and charge extra for air. Beat people with whips when they come through the turnstiles and then again when they find a place to sit or stand. Only blind and crippled horses will be able to race after this year. I would venture to say the whole place burns to the ground within 6 months.

  2. Ray Bradley says:

    Just another stake in the heart

  3. Russ Nussman says:

    This is ridiculous. I hope everybody stays home.

  4. Diane Knisley Hain says:

    Banning food is a ridiculous level of greed. But frisbees and drones are safety hazards to horses and jockeys. For decades I have been dreading the out of control frisbee spooking a horse and causing a disaster. A frisbee on the track during the running of a race could cause a fall that could be fatal for horse and/or jockey. I have never understood why they weren’t banned items.

  5. Sue Kawczynski says:

    What about people with food allergies? Or diabetics …Restricting those people violates the Americans with Disabilities Act … Do people need to bring a doctor’s note?

    Or those with restrictions due to religion? I see possible first Amendment issues …