Horse Racing - Move over Boaty - here comes Horsey McHorseface

The £200 million polar research ship will be named "Sir David Attenborough" (AFP Photo/)

- A New Zealand-bred gelding is set to become racing's equivalent of Boaty McBoatface after its Australian owners saddled it with the name Horsey McHorseface. The two-year-old is yet to debut on the track but is certain to become a cult favourite after Racing NSW accepted the unusual moniker. It is a play on Boaty McBoatface, the joke name the British public backed when authorities asked for names for their new £200 million (US$290 million) polar research ship. The horse is trained by Bjorn Baker at Sydney's Warwick Farm race track and reportedly cost NZ$65,000 (US$45,000). Baker's assistant Maddison Berkeley told punters.com.au that part-owner Joe Rossetti came up with the name. "I thought it was hilarious and proposed it to Bjorn," she told the website Friday.

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