It’s a relatable experience: After a long day at work, we move swiftly to the bar to take the edge off. Who are we to judge when a horse does the same?
Last week, after an assumedly rough day at the Chantilly Racecourse in Chantilly, France, a female filly reportedly barged into a bar. It wasn’t just any bar—it was the Chantilly PMU bar, a horse-betting bar.
Bar owner, Stephane Jasmin shared CCTV footage on YouTube. “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,” Jasmin said.
So, why the long face? The horse’s trainer Jean-Marie Beguigne told Ouest-France the horse bolted from the racecourse when her rider fell off. Then she hit the road, crossing a roundabout before barging into the bar. “It is all quite exceptional,” Beguigne said. He also said she “showed no trauma or anxiety,” but had a “penchant for escape,” Ladbible reports.
What’s a horse doing in a horse-betting bar? Some say she was there to pony up a couple bucks for a bet she lost last week. Others believe she was running from her Hay-A meeting. Another bystander said she’s been on the outs with her boyfriend, whom we hear is a real stud.
Trying to rein in the situation, the bartender tried leading the horse to water, but couldn’t make her drink. Did he serve her alcohol? Neigh. We hope she sues for discrimi-neigh-tion.