Twister Hits Kentucky Derby Track

    A row of electric power poles snapped along Floyd Street at Central Avenue in front of Cardinal Stadium at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, June 22, 2011 after an apparent tornado moved through the area. At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose Wednesday at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, after a powerful storm that spawned tornadoes blew through Louisville. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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    It was a free-for-all at Kentucky’s Churchill Downs on Wednesday night after a twister hit and knocked down a few barns, sending horses scattering at the racetrack that hosts the Kentucky Derby each year. At least five barns were damaged, but all of the stables’ 1,300 horses have been recovered and put safely back in their stalls. The storm was part of a flash of twisters that swept across Louisville Wednesday night. No injuries were reported, and the track’s famous twin spires were spared.

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