Kentucky man arrested after trying to ride a horse onto the track during Breeders’ Cup

Michael Wells-Rody
Michael Wells-Rody

A Georgetown man was arrested after police say he mounted a horse at Churchill Downs and tried to ride out onto the track during Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup racing.

Kentucky State Police said in an arrest citation that 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 took off on a horse.

He made it out of the tunnel area and “into the track entrance,” police said in the citation.

“When asked to leave the horse and the area, the subject became loud and disorderly by causing an alarm to Churchill staff members,” the citation states.

Wells-Rody was taken to the Jefferson County Detention Center and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

He’s scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on Monday.