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Selfie sticks banned at Kentucky Derby, allowed at Preakness
Selfie sticks banned at Kentucky Derby, allowed at Preakness

For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring fashion statements, celebrities and the twin spires. But this year, they'd better not use selfie sticks. Joining a growing list of museums, music festivals and sports venues around the world, the iconic Louisville track hosting the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2 has banned the pole-like contraptions that grasp cellphones and allow people a longer reach to snap their self-portraits. A Maryland Jockey Club spokesman said Thursday that there is no such ban in...

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