From Cunning Stunt to Major B Oner: The most controversial banned horse names

There have been some weirdly named racehorses over the years, with owners opting for some tongue-in-cheek, risque or downright bizarre names.

The horse racing authorities have to approve a horse's name once it has been submitted and, while some have been forced into a rethink, others have slipped through the net.

Back in 2003, a French horse named 'Big T**s' was approved by France Galop and ran in six races that year.

Trainer Elie Lellouche told the Sun: "We were having lunch and trying to come up with ideas. My son suggested Gros Nichons, but that wouldn't have got past France Galop, so we decided on the English equivalent."

The French authorities normally ask the British Jockey Club about horses with English names in an attempt to ensure they have not been given a rude name.

However, this one slipped through the cracks, with a Jockey Club spokesperson telling Horse and Hound: "We often ask for the meaning of any unusual or foreign words that are not known to us but France Galop didn’t ask us in this case and have approved the name, which means the horse could run in Britain."

The horse never did race outside of France.

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Finmental also made it past the authorities and was followed by Hesfinmentaltoo.

There was also an Australian horse named Horsey McHorseface, in reference to Boaty McBoatface winning a poll to choose what to call a new British research vessel.

The boat ended up being named the RRS Sir David Attenborough but Horsey McHorseface went on to win his first ever race in 2017 at the Lathan Arthur Thompson Memorial Maiden.

Former Liverpool stars Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman brought two racehorses and imaginatively named them Some Horse and Another Horse.

Sofa Can Fast, Peony's Envy and Passing Wind are among the other names to have made it past racing bosses.

Unfortunately, names like Cunning Stunt, Major B Oner, Betty Swallocks, Hugh G Rection, Dick Hertz, Chit Hot and Norfolk Enchants were not allowed.

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