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Friday, 18 January, 2019

Fancy being the proud owner of cult hero Horsey McHorseface?

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Australian racehorse Horsey McHorseface, who was named in tribute to Boaty McBoatface and has gained cult hero status, is up for sale.

The three-year-old gelding, christened by owners Bjorn Baker and Joe Rosetti after they heard how Boaty McBoatface topped a public poll to name a British Antarctic research ship, made headline news in Australia when he recorded his first win in early June.

He even has his own Twitter account with nearly 300 followers.

Now Baker, who also trains the horse, and Rosetti hope to cash in on his fame by selling him on an online auction site.

The son of Nadeem, who is a grandson of Danehill, has so far attracted 52 bids which have driven his price up to Aus$15,500 on The sale closes on Tuesday.

Other horses with amusing names

Hoof Hearted A name that always raised a snigger
DoReMiFaSaLaTiDo Owner must have liked the Sound Of Music
AARRRRRRR Brings out the commentator's best pirate impression

Useless Unfortunately the horse lived up to her name
Some Horse & Another Horse Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman were inventive footballers but less so when it came to naming horses

But before that Horsey McHorseface, who has also been placed in two of his five outings, is due to have another start in a mile handicap at Mudgee, in New South Wales, on Sunday.

His rivals at the provincial track include Free Ticket, who will be ridden by Winx's jockey Hugh Bowman, while Keagan Latham, who rode Horsey McHorseface to his win and had spells in Britain and Ireland, partners Gunbarrel Highway.

Explaining the horse's unusual name, Rosetti's racing manager Joe Bruce told CNN: "We had a laugh about it in the office and thought, 'Hey, why not'. Any publicity is good publicity."

The son of Nadeem has so far attracted 52 bids
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