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Amorous rabbits have narrow escape on racecourse

The bunnies were getting hot and heavy at Dundalk racecourse on Friday.


(Julien Behal/PA)

(Julien Behal/PA)

(Julien Behal/PA)

A pair of what appeared to be mating rabbits at Dundalk racecourse had a lucky escape on Friday night.

As the runners thundered down the track in the 6.45pm race, the distracted duo dashed off at the very last second – just as the field were inches away.

Happily, having sensed the danger, they were able to scarper behind the runners and off to safety.

The race was won by 2-1 favourite Sky Seven, who was ridden by Ronan Whelan, a jockey in great form on the night, winning three of the first four contests on the floodlit card.