The joyous wake of the 2012 Kentucky Derby has been shattered by the discovery of a body in the Churchill Downs barns, not far from where winner I'll Have Another was kept. According to a report from WAVE in Kentucky, Louisville police are investigating the death as a homicide.
Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson Alicia Smiley says that a security guard discovered the body before 5 a.m. Sunday morning, and that it is of an unidentified Hispanic male. The LMPD has no suspects, but "suspects foul play," and has ruled the death a homicide. An autopsy on the body will be performed Monday.
Saturday's Derby was a record day for Churchill Downs, with the track setting records for attendance and amount wagered, and I'll Have Another electrified fans in attendance with a come-from-behind victory. Sunday's story is significantly grimmer.
For more on the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2012 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come will have analysis of (winner's) Triple Crown chances, and has A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.
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