Mr Bumble finished in second place in the 2013 Mascot Grand National
Barnet FC’s loveable mascot Mr Bumble was unable to make it three consecutive wins in the Mascot Grand National yesterday as he somewhat controversially finished in second place.
The two-time winner was taking part in the annual mascot race at Kempton Park racecourse on Bank Holiday Monday.
The crowd basked in the sunshine as mascots from a variety of sports and other industries competed in the 200 metre race over hurdles in a field which included Olympic Silver medallist Iwan Thomas.
Mr Bumble did brilliantly to place second after being handicapped in the second row at the start line for his previous performances.
A dejected Mr Bumble said, “I’m gutted! I thought I was going to make history today with a hat-trick, but I got penalised on the start line for doing so well last year. If I started from the front I think I would have won but that’s how it goes I suppose.”
The race was won by safety mascot Barry Barrat who donned a high-vis vest and hard hat.