There's that old joke, A horse walks into the bar and the bartender asks him why the long face? It's a joke that my friend Tom the Electrician must have told 15,000 times in his life. But over in France, it was no laughing matter when a racehorse broke loose and ran bucking its way through a bar.

According to The Evening Standard, customers who were enjoying drinks at a bar in Chantilly, north of Paris, ran for their lives when a young Philly pushed the door open and begin knocking over chairs and tables. It was all caught on the security footage from the bar. The Evening Standard reported that a rider fell off the racehorse down the street. The horse then ran through a roundabout before making its way inside the bar.

The bar itself is a place where people can bet on horse races and watch the races on TV. Just like Coasters Sports Bar at Tioga Downs in Nichols. Luckily no one was injured and even the horse seemed to be okay after the incident.

Can you imagine sitting at a bar with a few friends, having drinks and maybe a bite to eat, and next thing you know there is this huge beast running through the place bucking and knocking over everything in its path? I don't think I would ever leave my house again.

Check out the amazing video below.

[via The Evening Standard/YouTube/Chaine info international]