Horse Racing fans amused: How did this horse name get approved?

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.06 - 2023 9:42 AM CET

UK
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Horse Racing fans amused: How did this horse name get approved?

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Social media was buzzing with amusement among horse racing enthusiasts after a horse with a potentially inappropriate name raced at Bangor-on-Dee.

The horse, named 'Black Occ,' was ridden by Sean Houlihan and finished in second place. The name caught the attention of fans for its phonetic resemblance to a lewd term when spoken quickly.

Fans took to social media to express their disbelief that the name had been approved.

Comments ranged from:

"How did that slip through the naming net?" to "Who signed off on that name?"

The name became a hot topic, with fans even speculating that any commentary slip-up could go viral instantly.

Commentary and Precautions

Sky Sports Racing, which covered the event, was careful in its pronunciation of the horse's name to avoid any unintended interpretations. The horse, trained by Sheila Lewis, was participating in only its second race.

You can watch part of the race and hear the commentators pronounce the horse's name in the video below.

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