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Filly Gets Loose, Winds Up Behind Cafeteria Counter

“A horse walks into a canteen…”

When a friend first sent me this video, I called shenanigans. “This is fake. Some kind of publicity stunt. No way a horse just wandered into a cafeteria kitchen.”

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this was no organized stunt — yep, this was really a Thoroughbred in a track kitchen. According to RacingPost.com, the four-year-old filly Rosamaria spooked at a camera on her walk back to the stables after a mile handicap race at Redcar in the UK, got away from her groom and wandered loose on her own right into the stable lads’ canteen.

Fortunately for everyone involved, Rosamaria is a pretty quiet lady, and the women who work behind the counter are good horsewomen themselves and were able to get the filly turned back around without further incident.

It’s unknown whether Rosamaria ordered the daily sandwich special or if she left empty-handed.

Horses, I tell ya. They keep us on our toes. Go riding!

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