Police investigate man's death at Ky. Derby track

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police say a man found dead at Churchill Downs the morning after the Kentucky Derby had injuries that suggest he was involved in some type of altercation.

A spokeswoman for Louisville Metro Police says investigators are trying to determine the man's identity and how he died.

She says the death is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow.

The body was found early today at the back of a barn occupied by Louisville trainer Angel Montano who didn't have a horse running in any of yesterday's races. The barn is about 150 yards from the one where Derby winner I'll Have Another is kept.

Police say there's nothing to indicate the death had any connection to the Kentucky Derby or the historic track.

About 200 people live at Churchill Downs at any given time, either in dormitories on the edge of the property or in small apartments above some of the barns themselves.

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