A horse runs into betting bar: Equine escapes nearby track, finds bar

FILE PHOTO: A racehorse left her stable and ran to a bar in France.
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FILE PHOTO: A racehorse left her stable and ran to a bar in France.

Credit: Mark Evans/Getty Images

Credit: Mark Evans/Getty Images

Where can a horse get a drink?

A racehorse was apparently so parched after leaving her stable that she raced to the nearest watering hole, which just happened to be a sports betting bar. It happened on Sept. 24 in Chantilly, France, The Independent reported.

Many patrons who weren't expecting to see the horse up close and personal ran for safety, Reuters reported.

Bar owner Stephanie Jasmin told Reuters, "There was quite a panic. I still can't quite believe it happened."

"She pushed the door open and raced straight for the betting corner," Jasmin told The Independent.

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The horse went from one end of the bar to the other. She turned around, knocking into tables and chairs.

Trainer Jean-Marie Beguignem said the horse has a tendency to run away, but was surprised that the horse got as far as the bar, under a mile away from the track, The Independent reported.