LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) - A few barns partially collapsed and horses ran loose for a time Wednesday at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, after a powerful storm that spawned tornadoes blew through Louisville.
A mayor's spokesman said a couple people may have been trapped in their cars in high water on the east side of the city.
The National Weather Service said radar was tracking a confirmed tornado near the famed track and the University of Louisville campus about 8:10 p.m. local time.
Though no races are run on Wednesdays, there was simulcasting of races elsewhere, so people may have been there, said track President Kevin
At least five barns were damaged, as was the chapel. The barn damage was on the backside of the track where workers live in the dorms, Flanery said.