In what could be mistaken for a Monty Python sketch, two horses bolted from a stable in Port Kennedy on Wednesday, with one ending up in an office.

Local police said the alarm was raised when they were called to assist local City of Rockingham rangers after the horse escaped from the Port Kennedy Stables, owned by former Aussie Rules player, now trainer, Mark Bairstow.

Bonkers footage soon appeared online of police chasing a horse that had bolted down an Ennis Avenue median strip in peak-hour traffic.

While it was later discovered that the other ended up entering the Waikiki Specialist Centre about 8km away.

“There was a horse literally running towards us,” employee Marilyn Moore told Nine News Perth. “He came straight up to the door.”

Ms Moore’s horse wrangling skills then kicked in.


“I managed to grab his reins and, like, half-stop him, and he just turned and came in and went down the corridor.”

It wasn’t long before his trainers arrived to take him home.

The other horse was picked up by rangers near Rockingham Shopping Centre.

Bairstow told Nine News Perth the unraced horses were spooked by a sudden gust of wind, bucked their riders and took off.

Racing and Wagering are investigating.

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