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Horsey McHorseface wins first race as Australia embraces ‘the people’s horse’

SB Nation logo SB Nation 6/5/2017 James Dator

© Provided by Vox Media, Inc. The greatest horse in the history of racing won its maiden race in Australia as Horsey McHorseface won the $20,000 Arthur Thompson Memorial Maiden Plate at Cessnock Racecourse.

The name is an homage to “Boaty McBoatface,” a research vessel that was named by the British public and quickly overruled by government decision. Bureaucracy couldn’t keep an Australian owner from honoring the name, and Horsey McHorseface was born.

Good horse. Deserves all the oats.


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