Body Found at Kentucky Derby Track

Dead male found just 4 barns away from I'll Have Another
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2012 8:55 AM CDT
Updated May 6, 2012 10:51 AM CDT
Body Found at Kentucky Derby Track
Jockey Mario Gutierrez reacts after riding I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The day after I'll Have Another broke from the field to win the first leg of the Triple Crown, Kentucky police are investigating a man's body that was found at Churchill Downs this morning. The body was found in Barn 8, just four barns away from where the new Derby winner is stabled, though police tell the AP that he had no connection to I'll Have Another or Churchill Downs. Police are treating the death as a homicide. It's not the vaunted track's first brush with death: Jockey Michael Baze died of an apparent overdose near the stables about a week after last year's Derby. (More I'll Have Another stories.)

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