Louisville Magazine

APR 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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kybourbontrail.com/responsibility LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 4.19 29 At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Wells-Rody is no jockey. But no matter, he was riding a horse at Churchill Downs, for what would become his famed two minutes. Or just shy of two minutes because right about when he and his horse touched the track near the winner's circle, the yelling exploded. Fancy guys in fancy coats yelling, cops yelling, Wells-Rody soon yelling. e evening's headline: Drunken Man Takes Breeders' Cup Horse on a Joyride. Such stories live wild and free these days. Over the next few hours, off it soared, across the country, then the planet, a little firework on the news feed. An arrest citation outlined why police charged him with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. It stated that Wells-Ro- dy "was manifestly under the influence" of alcohol when he "snuck into a restricted area" and became "loud and disorderly" when asked to leave, causing "alarm" among Churchill Downs staff. Wells-Rody's side? at horse he mounted: It's an American Paint named Lightening. At least that was its name from about 2010 to 2014, back when it lived on the Wells-Rody family farm in George- town, Kentucky. It had a vicious temper, Wells-Rody says, so his family sold it to a

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