Increasing Security and Reducing Labor at the Pegasus World Cup

Increasing Security and Reducing Labor at the Pegasus World Cup

On Saturday, January 29th at Gulfstream Park, the Pegasus World Cup, the biggest handicap-division race of the year, took place. The race was held in Hallandale Beach, Florida and featured some of the best dirt horses in North America competing for a $3 million purse. The event attracted a record-setting audience of 18,000 fans to the venue.

With such a large number of guests in attendance, Gulfstream Park had to enhance its event security operations to ensure the event would be safe for everyone in attendance. The SecurEvent Solutions team worked in unison with the facility to design and deploy enhanced security operations that resulted in efficient security without compromising the overall guest experience.

Reducing Labor

SecurEvent professionals offer consulting services that include security planning, management, and support to ensure every aspect of event security is accounted for. At the Pegasus World Cup, SecurEvent Solutions provided the following security solutions:

  • Venue Planning
  • Crowd Management Planning
  • Guest Experience Planning
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Event Policies Development
  • Ingress & Egress Design
  • Contractor Sourcing & Vetting
  • Staff Training and Coaching
  • Screening Procedures
  • Event Security Director
  • Gate Managers
  • Zone Managers

Technology services are also provided for through SecurEvent Solutions partner company EvenTech Systems, to provide screening and drone solutions along with incident management software. OPENGATE® was implemented at the Pegasus Cup to quickly detect mass casualty metal threats (guns, knives & IED materials) without delaying guests in entry points.

By implementing SecurEvent Solutions technology solutions, such as the OPENGATE® Advanced Weapons Detection units, the team was able to reduce the amount of screening staff required at the event by 69%. This reduction in required screening staff reduced costs while also reducing time required for set up and tear down of screening equipment.

The combination of SecurEvent Solutions safety and security planning, management, support, and technology solutions resulted in the Pegasus World Cup being a safe and fun event for everyone in attendance. “I have personally worked with the SecurEvent Solutions team during numerous special events. Approaching events with a teamwork mentality, SecurEvent Solutions has effective communication and demonstrated efficient command & control of event operations,” says Doogie Rodriguez, the director of security at Gulfstream Park.

Founder of SecurEvent Solutions, Joshua Field, stated “It was a pleasure to provide our partner, Gulfstream Park, with event security planning and management services for the Pegasus World Cup. By leveraging industry best practices and the latest in event security technologies, our professionals will continue to help make all their events a secure event”.

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