Beyond the horses, hats and mint juleps, Beshear said the crowd should be aware of the signs of human trafficking as thousands travel to Louisville.
"People that appear malnourished and have physical injuries, that avoid eye contact and seem to adhere to limited, scripted or rehearsed responses to social interaction, that lack official documentation or personal possessions, or are unable to identify what town or state that they're in or where they're staying," Beshear said.
Knoxville is less than four hours by car from Louisville via major highways.
Authorities in Tennessee point to Knoxville's geographic location with proximity to Atlanta, in addition to its access to several major interstates, as reasons it may be an easy target for human traffickers.
Kate Trudell, executive director of the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, said human trafficking can flourish in the environment of a major sporting event.
"When you throw a bunch of people in the same space, and there's alcohol and excitement and activity happening, it's intuitive to think that other activities will be on the rise, and sex trafficking is no different than that," Trudell said.
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