LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say a drunken man
entered a restricted area at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, mounted a
horse and rode it out toward the racetrack before he was
News outlets quote a police report as saying 24-year-old Michael
Wells-Rody was arrested Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Police say he had been under the influence of alcohol and was
disorderly to racetrack staff. He was taken into custody on charges
including public intoxication.
Wells-Rody tells WHAS-TV it was an innocent mistake. He says the
horse was once on his family farm in Georgetown, and someone at the
race let him ride it.
Wells-Rody says he had something to drink but was still
functional and just thought it would be cool to ride the horse at
the Breeders’ Cup.
Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
Police: That’s not a jockey, that’s a drunk guy