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The funniest racehorse names

  • @simonrice

This year's Melbourne Cup was won by a horse named Shocking, and judging by the performance, it was anything but.

Click here or click the image to launch our guide.

But racehorse names are often contradictory (oh so slow), baffling (DoReMiFaSaLaTiDo) or outright hilarious (whykickamoocow).

We've compiled some of the funniest racehorse names from over the years.