Runaway horse breaks into a bar escaping its racing stable

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 02, 2018
10:19 A.M.
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Instead of enjoying their drinks and placing their bets at a bar in Chantilly, north of Paris, customers found themselves running for their lives.


A young horse ran away from her trainer and didn’t just walk into the bar but ran into it. CCTV footage showed the patrons running in all directions as they tried to get out of its way.

Security footage captured the moment a bar’s patrons had to run away when a horse burst into the establishment. Its trainer, Jean-Marie Beguigne, said the horse had run away from her rider at the Chantilly racecourse stables.

The stable is less than a mile away from the bar. Beguigne shared that the horse had a tendency of trying to escape which he called a "runaway penchant."


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. He added:

“Between the track and the stables, her rider fell off. The filly escaped by going on to the road, and crossing a roundabout before entering this bar. It is all quite exceptional.”

The bar that the horse ran into is called a PMU bar, which stands for Pari Mutuel Urbain. This is France’s state-controlled betting system.


The bars have counters to place bets and screens that show races. Stephane Jasmin, the owner of the bar, shared the clip of the horse to YouTube.


Jasmin described the incident saying:

“She pushed the door open, and raced straight for the betting corner. Then the filly turned around, breaking a table and chairs. We've never seen anything like it.”


Luckily there were no injuries and the horse showed no signs of anxiety or trauma. At the time of the incident, there were only 7 patrons at the bar.


The clip showed the horse barging in and kicking tables and chairs as it went to one end. Then it turned around and left the establishment.


The incident could’ve been worse if the animal had arrived five minutes earlier. There were a large number of patrons who had just left to catch a morning train.

In another incident that went viral, a horse in Brazil was filmed as it slipped through the fences that surround it. The smart animal was recorded poking a leg through the wire fence before bending its head and allowing the rest of its body to go through.

The ten-second video was posted on the Maragata Polo team's Facebook page and has received millions of views.

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