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Some Sobering Derby News

It was all fun and games…

Amidst the joy and jubilation that was, and should be, the Derby, some unfortunate discoveries were made early this morning in the stable area of Churchill Downs.

An as-yet-unidentified man was discovered dead at roughly 4:50 am, in the back of a barn belonging to local trainer Angel Montano Sr.  The man had suffered injuries indicative of a struggle, and have lead authorities to believe that he was “involved in some type of altercation.”

ESPN.com wonders whether there was any connection between the could-be crime and the Derby itself, though it’s highly likely that the location was just a matter of coincidence, and not of conspiracy.  Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Alicia Smiley had this to say about the incident:

“At this point we don’t have anything pointing to the fact that this had any association with Churchill Downs or the Derby itself.

“Our investigation is ongoing as to why he would have specifically been at this location.”

Police officials are working on an autopsy to discover cause of death, and next-of-kin will be notified as soon as any identifying information is found.  It’s a tragic situation, and hopefully a pattern of post-Derby maladies hasn’t started after a jockey from last year’s race was found dead a week later from an apparent drug overdose.

Article written by Corey Nichols

15 Comments for Some Sobering Derby News



  1. HOO HOO
    4:06 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Stay classy Kentucky



  2. MacGruber
    4:09 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone heard from Billy G?



  3. KarlMalone
    4:12 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    He didn’t switch to Direct TV.



  4. MyronPryorsLivingRoom
    4:12 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    2 – Oh dear Lord…



  5. Ridge Runner
    4:18 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    –and way too early in the investigation for the public to speculate. But….as typical, they will.



  6. Stones from Glass Houses
    4:20 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Congrats HoeHoe. You’re the new mayor of Trollville! Thought you’d take the rest of the day off after you soiled yourself on the Darius and Eloy graduation picture post.



  7. stonekiller
    4:32 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    So, Corey, wonderous sleuth that you are, tell us more about this pattern of “post-Derby maladies.”

    Holy moly.



  8. Dane Brammage
    4:40 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Hoe Hoe & Steve are related.
    Troll in the DNA.
    Odds are, when they aren’t looking at media they’re mommy wouldn’t approve of, while acting sinful in a solo manner, they have nothing but time on their hands — to troll and prod.

    Good to see Matt, a lawyer, condones suppression of free speech.
    Splendid.



  9. Agent Gideon
    5:01 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Corey, are you suggesting this is the work of a serial killer? You should take a year off from KSR and track down this unsub.



  10. Parker
    5:08 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure this is a rerun of law&order *changes channel*



  11. me
    6:30 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Born, raised, and live in Louisville…

    This ‘Derby death’ is yet another example of Louisville being the butt crack of the state of Kentucky. Yet again showing that the state can’t celebrate for 24 hours (a great Derby) without someone from Louisville F’ing things up.



  12. BooCat
    6:33 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Is there any way, any possible way we can connect Corey and this murder? Come on KSR we can do it…. No Corey again, ever again! You know what to do call Crimestoppers.



  13. Dane Brammage
    7:07 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Angel Montano’s space is in question.



  14. Sanford
    7:44 pm May 6, 2012 Permalink

    CJ has up-dated and the guy apparently has NO connection to Mr Angel Montano



  15. jrs
    12:23 am May 7, 2012 Permalink

    Why is KSR editing comments? Someone want to explain?