LIONS, birds, dogs and a selection of other animals and oddities will soon be limbering up for a potential world record-breaking race...and you could also be there. The Mascot Grand National is taking place at Huntingdon Racecourse next month and The Hunts Post is searching for a reader to don our hound suit and run the race. The competition will work in two parts: First we want someone to find the perfect name for our hound, and secondly we want you to nominate someone fit enough to take on the mascots from around the country who will line up for the race on Sunday, October 5. In the past the race has attracted up to 70 mascots from sports clubs, businesses and other organisations. However, Huntingdon Racecourse wants the 2008 John Smith's Mascot Grand National to be the biggest ever with more than 100 mascots running (or staggering) the gauntlet. The race has even attracted support for Arsenal and England footballer Theo Walcott, who is an ambassador for the event's official charity, the Willow Foundation. The charity was founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson to provide special days for serious ill people.