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Nay to traditional Stampeders horse at Grey Cup

Last Updated Nov 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm MST

Quick Six during the game at McMahon stadium in Calgary, AB. Friday, July 1, 2016. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

A well-known fixture at Calgary Stampeders games won’t be galloping at this weekend’s Grey Cup.

The CFL has once again nixed the idea of having Quick Six on the field, this time at Ottawa’s TD Place.

A league spokesperson explained to 660 NEWS that team mascots will be allowed but live animals are not because of the limited space on the sidelines.

The idea of having a horse on the field has been a contentious issue in the past.

Quick Six wasn’t allowed last year on BMO Field in Toronto because of space.

The horse was permitted in 2012 at Rogers Centre but was not allowed to run up and down the sidelines.

Despite the lack of equine support in the stadium for the Stampeders, there still might be a few fun appearances with another mascot in Ottawa.

The Calgary Grey Cup Committee said it is planning to trot Tuffy into the lobby of the Metcalfe Hotel Friday evening.

According to the committee, Tuffy is a 20-year-old Canadian horse, who is a huge Stamps fan. His favourite food is grass and favourite drink is a cold Pilsner.