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League of Ireland mascot race at a racecourse in Naas, County Kildare
(Image: Twitter/Racing TV)

VIDEO: League of Ireland mascot race at racecourse in Kildare

Harper The Dog from Finn Harps romps home.

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A racecourse in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland was the setting for a League of Ireland mascot race between representatives of the country’s top sides.

Approximately 18 miles from Dublin, characters in giant outfits lined up to face each other ahead of the day’s horse racing.

https://twitter.com/NaasRacecourse/status/1158376945417170944

It’s nearly go time! Make your way out to the track! @paddypower pic.twitter.com/QGsiZC8wV3

— Naas Racecourse (@NaasRacecourse) August 5, 2019

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Prior to the event, sponsored by gambling company Paddy Power, the mascots paraded themselves in the paddock before being led out as a group onto the course.

A thrilling end to the contest saw Harper The Dog from Finn Harps romp home to win.

Go on then. Just one more watch of this fantastic LOI mascot race at @NaasRacecourse as Harper The Dog scores, despite a very awkward looking head carriage, for @FinnHarpsFC

Has Bilberry The Goat finished yet? pic.twitter.com/qMgpNUhBgv

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) August 5, 2019