His team might be 77th in the football league ladder, but York City's mascot has brought the League Two club some much-needed silverware.
Yorkie the Lion roared to victory in the Football League Mascot Race at Doncaster racecourse on Friday, devouring a field of 26 mascots from 23 English clubs.
Yorkie even survived a wardrobe malfunction, as not even a pair of ripped shorts could stop him taking a comprehensive victory over the half-furlong (100.6m) obstacle course, held as part of Prostate Cancer UK's partnership with The Football League to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
A triumphant Yorkie said: "I always knew I'd win. I didn't fear anyone - I'm a lion after all!"
Trailing in Yorkie's wake came second-placed Billy Brewer of Burton Albion, with Oldham Athletic's Chaddy Owl claiming the bronze medal. Defending champion Mr Magpie of Notts County missed out on a podium finish.