HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – A horse escaped Ellis Park in Henderson County and ran up Highway 41 Saturday.
Ellis Park officials said the horse bucked its rider and escaped the track before the first race around 1 p.m. This was going to be the horse’s first race.
The horse, named Bold and Bossy, ran alongside traffic on Highway 41. Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham and others were able to stop the horse near Waterworks and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway in Vanderburgh County.
A deputy with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office said the horse had minor cuts and scrapes.
The horse was returned to Ellis Park’s barn area by the horse ambulance.
Ellis Park officials said the 2-year-old was shipped into Ellis Park from owner-trainer Michael Ann Ewing’s Lexington base.
“You think of all the silly baby things that are going to go wrong. I didn’t think this. But she’s doing well. Thank God for all the people who jumped in to go find her,” said Ewing.