1990? Irish linen hand towel featuring the hare riding the tortoise across the finish line.  19" x 30".  "Irish Linen, Made in Ireland" says one sticker, and another marking notes "Pure Irish Linen."  Another marking reads "Dunmoy, Reg."  $5.99 from Dawn Friesen, Coaldale, Alberta, Canada, through Ebay, Sept., '00.

In this whimsical version, the hare has become a jockey and is riding the tortoise instead of racing him.  My, the things I never knew existed!  Click on the image to see a larger version.