Stop me if you've heard this one before, a racehorse walks into a bar... For some drinkers in France, this was reality and not just the opening of a bad joke.

Security footage from a bar in Chantilly shows customers quietly enjoying their drinks when a saddled racehorse busts in, knocking over tables and chairs. Everyone in the establishment rush out, lest they get catch a hoof to the face.

It was confirmed by the horse's trainer that she had dumped her rider less than a mile away at the Chantilly Race Course. The filly escaped and continued down the road before entering the bar.

Luckily nobody was hurt and the horse was fine, despite all the "Why the long face?" jokes being made.