'A Horse Walks Into a Bar': US Grand National Hero Visits Local Pub

There were no long faces to be seen as a horse literally walked into a bar in an Irish town on October 31, amid joyous celebrations to welcome home US Grand National winner Hewick.

The seven-year-old horse was led into The Pint Depot in Bagenalstown, County Carlow, by his trainer John “Shark” Hanlon on his return from the US, where he scooped $155,000 in prize money. Hanlon bought the champ for just €850 ($844), Irish media reports said.

Video shows Hanlon guiding his superstar steed through the doors of the pub, where Hewick lapped up a pint of Guinness.

A version of the video on TikTok quickly went viral, clocking up hundreds of thousands of views. Credit: John Hanlon via Storyful

Video transcript

[HEAVY HOOF-BEATS]

JOHN HANLON: Easy, now. It'll be a pint of Guinness for him, lads.

[CHEERING]

JOHN HANLON: Good boy. Good boy.

- Good boy.

- Turn round, turn round.

- Get a pint of Guinness, now.

- Pint of Guinness.

JOHN HANLON: Easy, now. It'll be a pint of Guinness for him, lads.

[CHEERING]

JOHN HANLON: Good boy. Good boy.

- Good boy.

- Turn round, turn round.

- Get a pint of Guinness, now.

- Pint of Guinness.

JOHN HANLON: Easy, now. It'll be a pint of Guinness for him, lads.

[CHEERING]

JOHN HANLON: Good boy. Good boy.

- Good boy.

- Turn round, turn round.

- Get a pint of Guinness, now.

- Pint of Guinness.

JOHN HANLON: Easy, now. It'll be a pint of Guinness for him, lads.

[CHEERING]

JOHN HANLON: Good boy. Good boy.

- Good boy.

- Turn round, turn round.

- Get a pint of Guinness now.

- Pint of Guinness.

JOHN HANLON: Easy, now. It'll be a pint of Guinness for him, lads.

[CHEERING]

JOHN HANLON: Good boy. Good boy.

- Good boy.

- Turn round, turn round.

- Get a pint of Guinness, now.

- Pint of Guinness.