Michael Wells-Rody, 24, ‘was manifestly under the influence of alcoholic beverages’ when he ‘snuck into a restricted area’ and started riding a horse, police said
Kentucky police arrested a man who allegedly mounted a horse at Churchill Downs and tried to ride it onto the track during the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday.
Michael Wells-Rody, 24, ‘was manifestly under the influence of alcoholic beverages’ when he ‘snuck into a restricted area he was not authorized to be in’ and started riding a horse.
Police say that Wells-Rody made it out of the tunnel and ‘into the track entrance,’ according to the
‘When asked to leave the horse and the area, the subject became loud and disorderly by causing an alarm to Churchill staff members,’ police said.
Wells-Rody was booked in the Jefferson County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
He is due to appear in court for arraignment on Monday.
Horses race into the first turn of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on the second day of the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs on Saturday
The Breeders’ Cup is an annual, two-day event featuring thoroughbred horse races.
The site of this year’s Cup, Churchill Downs, is known primarily as the host site for one of the sport’s main events – the Kentucky Derby.