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Despite finishing dead last in the 8:15 race at Wimbledon on March 29, 1961, one of the dogs refused to stop running. After fifteen minutes the hare was released a second time in a bid to distract him. When this ploy failed to work, track officials were called in to help. Soon enough the enthusiastic dog was leading a field of fifty people in hot pursuit. For thirty minutes and twenty-nine seconds the crowd was treated to one of the most memorable sights in the racing history. "We had to wait until it got exhausted and gave itself up," an official recalled. The dog's aptly-given name? Mental's Last Hope.
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