A horse has been named Horsey McHorseface as a tribute to what the British public would like to call a new research ship.
The two-year-old horse was named by trainer Bjorn Baker’s team at Sydney’s Warwick Farm racecourse, reports the BBC.
‘Boaty McBoatface’ was the leading choice in a non-binding poll by the UK’s National Environmental Research Council (NERC) to find a name for the new £200million polar research ship.
Horsey McHorseface was bought for £32,000 in November last year and was shipped to Australia.
Mr Baker’s racing manager Jack Bruce told the BBC: “We bought him from a ready-to-run sale in New Zealand where he put in a very good breeze.”
It is not yet clear whether NERC will stand-by the comical ‘Boaty McBoatface’ for the ship.
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