Racehorse named Horsey McHorseface in Boaty McBoatface homage

The horse was given the name as a tribute after people voted to call a new research ship 'Boaty McBoatface'

Friday 15 April 2016 12:43
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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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