A whippet named Bobby is being described as the new Fenton after sprinting off and chasing after a racehorse.
Lambourn trainer Jamie Osborne was filming his string for an item on his website with Bobby by his side, when she suddenly sprinted away as the seven-year-old Hathal went past.
A helpless Osborne could only scream “Bobby, Bobby, Bobby come here” as the dog disappeared into the distance, but thankfully all involved emerged unscathed.
Osborne later posted another video, in which Bobby was safely secured to her lead.
There have been some changes around here! pic.twitter.com/aXnEqzm855— jamie osborne (@osbornejamie) January 28, 2019
He followed up later in the day with a picture of her taking a well-deserved rest on a sofa, still wearing her distinctive striped coat.
The video was a huge hit with Osborne’s followers, many of whom compared Bobby to Fenton, a Labrador who starred in a famous viral video back in 2011.
😂😂😂— Richard Farquhar (@RCFarquhar) January 28, 2019
Bobby needs a play date with Fenton. I suspect they'll get along. https://t.co/OXSeneH6f5— Jacques Maree (@JacquesMaree73) January 28, 2019
Fenton was famously seen chasing deer in Richmond Park, pursued by owner Max Findlay, who called the dog’s name and repeatedly bellowed the words “Jesus Christ!”
Bobby isn’t even the first dog in the last week to spring to prominence for chasing racehorses.
During the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday, a greyhound broke loose and was seen chasing down the field on the inside of the track.