Cheltenham kicks off tomorrow and while things might be a bit different this year due to Covid, there's one thing that is sure to raise a smile – the wacky racehorse names.
Whether it's a tongue-twister to make a commentator sweat or an X-rated moniker that somehow has slipped through the standards' net, there have been some side-splitting names in racing history.
Here Daily Star saddles up for a look at some of the funniest.
Sheila Blige: But will she? This chestnut filly only had one win in 12 races between 2001 and 2002.
Hoof Hearted: This nag’s a real gas when you say its name fast.
Geespot: A cheeky moniker perfect for the offspring of Pursuit Of Love and My Discovery.
Bad News: This nag got its name because “bad news travels fast”. It went on to win 47 races over eight years.
Sotally Tober: You can only pronounce this right after a couple of Guinnesses.
Maythehorsebewithyou: One for the Star Wars fans, this horse used the force to come fifth in Australia’s famous Melbourne Cup.
Wear The Fox Hat: Sadly this naughty name was spotted by an eagle-eyed official on his debut outing – and, after some quick paperwork, had to run under “Noname”.
Whykickamoocow: Pity the commentator that had to shout out this US horse’s moniker.
Weareagrandmother: If you want to name your horse after a person, you have to have their permission. Margaret Thatcher turned down writer Clement Freud – so he came up with this.
Passing Wind: No wonder he won by a distance on both his first-placed races… you wouldn’t want to be behind.
Noble Locks: Say it quickly – but not in polite company.
Finmental: No-one really noticed this naughty name until another horse ran called Hesfinmentaltoo.
DoReMiFaSaLaTiDo: Someone’s a fan of The Sound Of Music, but probably not the announcer who had to shout
Ha Ha Ha: The last laugh was on the owners – in a six-race career, he finished last twice and was pulled up on two other occasions.
Arrrrr: Whoever named this American gelding must have been watching too much pirate TV.
Step on Degas: A highbrow pun for this racer.
Some Horse/Another Horse: Former Liverpool team-mates Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman bought these two – another fail for commentators.
Big T*ts: This French-trained filly boobed on the track, finishing unplaced in six races.
● Others failed to make it past the British Horse Racing Authority. But we can just about mention: Chit Hot, Harry Balzitch, Pee Ness, Hucking Fell, Norfolk Enchants, Ivana Tinkle, OliBeefHooked, Pee Nesenvy.
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