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TeleBest: the most ridiculous racehorse names

By Simon Rice

Published 09/11/2009

<b>Gee Spot/Gee Wizz/Bee Gees</b><br/>
Many racehorse owners have made a play on the name Gee Gee.
Gee Spot/Gee Wizz/Bee Gees
Many racehorse owners have made a play on the name Gee Gee.
Better Than Sex
Works best when called by overexcited race commentators.
Not the most encouraging horse to back when having a flutter.
Hoof Hearted
Say it over a few times if you don't get it.
How the owner got on with his ex-wife is not know.
This one was rejected by the authorities. When said very fast (especially with an Irish accent) you realise why.
Sofa Can Fast
Meanwhile, this one was allowed... but not for long.
Harsh but true.
Attention Shoppers
Presumably named so that whenever the horse was mentioned over a tannoy at the races the announcer sounded ridiculous.
Oh No, It's My Mother-in-Law
Race commentators have never sounded so fearful.
Plain baffling.
Pronouncing this with a west-country accent is optional.
One for Star Wars fans.
Blow Me
This one is from 1945. It's been touted as a future title for a Jilly Cooper novel.
Sorry About That
With parents named Guilty Conscience and Running Naked there may be something to be sorry about.
Curried King Prawns
Brilliantly irreverent.
Does the commentator really go for it when calling this one or risk sounding like a kill-joy by announcing it seriously?
Bare Naked
Works best when it's said in conjunction with the jockey i.e. John Smith is riding Bare Naked.
This is the name the other horses on this list would have liked.

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

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.

>> Click the image to launch our guide.

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