A beer behind already at Preakness?

Ticket scanner problem briefly delays Preakness fans

May 21, 2011|By Baltimore Sun staff

Early patrons to the Preakness found themselves locked out right out of the gate. A glitch at the 8 a.m. opening prevented tickets from being scanned in. About 100 people anxiously waited for a fix, which came promptly at 8:11 a.m. Sun photographer Gene Sweeney Jr. reported that one man appeared angry, but the rest streamed into the track without a problem.

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