Horsey McHorseface wins maiden race

    Horsey McHorseface won the A$20k ($15k) Arthur Thompson Memorial Maiden Plate at Cessnock Racecourse.

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    • Horse McHorseface wins maiden race
    • His name was inspired by Boaty McBoatface

    (CNN)The best name in horse racing finally has its maiden win.

    Horsey McHorseface, who until Monday had only drawn attention for his standout moniker rather than his performances, came from behind in the final furlong to race clear and claim a first win in only his fourth start.
      The three-year-old gelding, trained by Bjorn Baker, got his name after a public poll in Britain chose Boaty McBoatface as the most popular name for a $300 million polar research ship.