The two days at Churchill Downs showed off some of the best flat racing of the season with enormous amounts of prize money won and some tremendous horse racing performances by jockeys, trainers and the horses a like that will stay in the Breeders Cup hall of fame for life.
However a strange incident has been released from the Saturday on Breeders Cup Classic day that a man was arrested after allegedly getting on a horse and trying to race it on the Churchill Downs track.
Kentucky State Police came out and spoke about the incident saying a man called Michael Wells-Rody happened to get himself into a restricted area of the racecourse, mounted a horse and proceeded to try and get on the track but was stopped at the entrance to the course.
The police mentioned in their citation that 24 year old Michael Wells-Rody “was manifestly under the influence of alcoholic beverages” and when asked to dismount the horse and leave the restricted area of the course, started to raise his voice and make a scene alerting the staff of the course to take action.
The Kentucky based man was then taken to a the closest county jail in Louisville and was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication for his actions before and after the police got involved with the incident. He is now scheduled to appear in a local court on Monday.
This was very much the strangest thing to come out of the Breeders cup Festival, but luckily no one got injured including the horse and it thankfully it didn't get as bad as to taint what was a wonderful weekend of competitive racing.
In June 2014 a very similar incident at a racecourse in Britain occurred when a punter at Leicester racecourse decided to go on to the course when the horses were just coming into the final furlong and the man tried to out sprint the pack of animals to the finish line. From this the race goer was banned from every single racecourse in the country.
(Credit Unc Creepn)