A homicide investigation followed the Kentucky Derby after a man’s body was found in a stable area of Churchill Downs less than 12 hours after the race was run.

The body of an unidentified Latino, who showed signs of having been in a fight, was found about 5 a.m. in a barn four down — or about 150 yards away — from the one where winner I’ll Have Another was boarded.

Investigators “don’t have anything pointing to” the killing being related to the race or the racetrack, said Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley.

“Based on preliminary evidence, we believe that foul play was involved and the suspect appears to have sustained injuries [as well\],” Smiley added.