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Drunk man arrested for taking horse on joyride at the Breeders Cup

Photo/Graphic: WHAS11 News

The Breeders Cup nearly had one unexpected entrant into the competition this weekend.

According to Louisville police, 24-year-old Michael Wells-Rody snuck into a restricted area of Churchill Downs, mounted a horse, and rode it out into the entrance of the track.

In an interview with Dennis J. Ting of WHAS11 News, Wells-Rody said he saw a glorious opportunity and wanted to take it, even if was a bad idea in the long run.

“There were no intentions of hurting anybody or causing a big scene,” he said. “I’d just seen the horse and thought, well shoot, it’d be cool to ride him at the Breeder’s Cup, but evidently that was a very bad idea.”

Wells-Rody, who has been charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, said he had alcohol in his system but was not drunk. In his eyes, no drunk individual could accomplish what he was able to with such grace.

“I could mount a horse and dismount a horse,” he said. “You’d think a drunk guy couldn’t get on a horse.”

Any bets on what this guy’s odds would be if he made it to the starting gate?

Regardless, I’m a fan.



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

7 Comments for Drunk man arrested for taking horse on joyride at the Breeders Cup

  1. bigblue98
    10:42 pm November 4, 2018 Permalink

    This is so Louisville. It all could have been prevented if the Cards had a home game. It sounds like something a Louisville fan would do.

  2. BluKudzu
    11:16 pm November 4, 2018 Permalink

    Trust me, if the Louisville Cardinal football team were playing a home game, there would be a lot more fans trying to ride a horse. They sure as shid would not be at Pappa John’s Cardinal Stadium. They all would be trying to find a ride to the bridge.

  3. 4everUKblue
    6:08 am November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Bigolblue sure knows how to make an entrance. Still mad over the Cardinals getting the tar beat out of them.

    • henderblue
      7:36 am November 5, 2018 Permalink

      77-16 4ever. Bigoldumbass doesn’t want to talk about that.

  4. StuckinLville
    9:17 am November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Well if they charges him with PI, it wasn’t alcohol in the first place.

  5. Wade
    9:42 am November 5, 2018 Permalink

    Dudes a boss! Horses bourbon and winning! And there off! Would have loved to see him get a shot!