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Friday, 18 January, 2019

A horse walks into a bar... chaos ensues!

A horse got loose in a bar in Chantilly
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When a horse walks into a bar, it turns out the staff do not politely inquire, 'Why the long face?' but rather utter chaos ensues – if Monday's events in Chantilly are anything to go by.

It is one of the oldest set-ups in comedy, but in real life it appears rather more terrifying as customers in a PMU bar found out – at probable cost to their life expectancy.

The racehorse in question, trained by Jean-Marie Beguigne, dropped her rider on the way to the gallops and, with the saddle back around the point of her hips, she came bucking through the bar, which is opposite the train station and called Le Chantilly, sending the amassed punters and staff running scared.

Beguigne told Ouest France: "Between the training track and the stables the filly dropped her rider and escaped down the road. She crossed a roundabout before running into the bar. It was extraordinary!

"She has a penchant for escape but even so, she was panicked and took a decision completely against a horse's nature. She suffered no injuries, nor even really any anxiety. Her rider has been able to climb back aboard since."

The bar's owner Stephane Jasmin, who posted the video on YouTube, said: "The horse pushed in through the door and ran down the bar. She turned round at the end, breaking a table and some chairs, and ran back.

"Five minutes earlier there were fully 20 people standing at the bar but they all left to catch the 9.55 train to Paris. Fortunately no-one was injured but we were all scared."

The filly's visit to the bar was a rather fleeting one, as she skipped the alcohol consumption and instead got straight down to business, sending the tables and chairs flying as everyone ran away in terror, before following them out of the door.

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She has a penchant for escape but even so, she was panicked and took a decision completely against a horse's nature
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