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Police: Drunk man arrested after taking horse on joyride at Churchill Downs

A man has been arrested after police say while under the influence, he entered a restricted area and mounted a horse, riding it out of the tunnel area to the track entrance.
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Michael Wells-Rody

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A good time is to be had at Churchill Downs but for one Georgetown, Kentucky man, the fun went a little too far, according to police.

Police say it all went down during the Breeders’ Cup festivities Saturday around 4 p.m.

They say 24-year-old Michael Wells-Rody was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he snuck into a restricted area.

That’s when they say Wells-Rody mounted a horse and rode it out of the tunnel area into the track entrance of Churchill Downs.

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When he was asked to leave the horse and the area, they say Wells-Rody allegedly became loud and disorderly, causing alarm to staff members.

Wells-Rody has been charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

He is expected to be arraigned Nov. 7.