Anyway, I went back and was looking at my original sketches for the race and found the missing racer! I had a bison originally in the race.
He was cut in the final art : ( Most likely for a "less is more" reason or that the giraffe a little more attention. I remember it being hard to cut out this cute little guy. well, big, little guy. One day ill use him for something. Hes still a winner.