Arfur Foulkesaycke, OilBeefHooked and Chit Hot are among a catalogue of hilarious proposed racehorse names banned by the sport’s censors, it emerged today.
The never-before-seen list features a string of names which if passed would have been a race commentator’s worst nightmare.
Luckily they all fell at the first hurdle, meaning the horses, riders and pundits were saved the embarrassment of the weird, wonderful and sometimes shocking monikers.
Others which never made it past the post include Choke the Chicken, Curl One Off and Hugh G Dildeaux.
Norfolk Enchants and Hoof Hearted, names England star Wayne Rooney once joked about giving to two of his horses, also raised eyebrows with the sport’s governing body.
And Pee Nesenvy, Spank The Monkey also pulled up lame as did Ivanna Threesome, Jack Schitt and Anita B Jaynow.
A spokesman for horseracing website lovetheraces.com, said: ”Some owners choose names that have some personal connection – a location such as Thurlestone Rock, a family member such as Sheila’s Star or a fun name they like such as No Complaining.
”Others, including the Queen, like to create a clever word play on the sire and dam.
”Part of the fun of racehorse ownership is naming your nag and our study shows that some owners have a very mischievous sense of humour.
”But do pity the racecourse commentator.
”He might be calling a race at Newton Abbot in deepest Devon or at Perth in the Highlands of Scotland but his words and these dubious names are heard by thousands of betting shop punters.”
All horse owners who wish their animals to compete must apply to register their names with the British Horseracing Authority – formerly the Jockey Club – the official administrator of the sport.
On the current register there are around 250,000 names which cover horses that are either currently in training or raced during the last 20 years.
Famous racehorse names are never allowed to be used twice so there will never be another Shergar, Red Rum or Arkle despite the fact that they are all deceased.
There are also some strict rules relating to equine names.
No name can contain more than 18 letters including spaces, names aren’t allowed whose pronunciation or spelling is obscene or insulting – including spoonerisms – or rude foreign words.
The name of a living person can only be used with their permission. Brand names are only allowed with the brand owner’s permission.
Margaret Thatcher famously refused Clement Freud’s request to name a horse after her so he called it ‘Weareagrandmother’.
Notorious persons or organisations such as Al-Qaeda are also frowned upon, although Hamas ran in Britain a few years ago.
A handful of cheeky horse owners around the world have succeeded in registering risque names abroad after being turned down in this country.
The owners of a horse called Big Tits first tried to register it in the UK, but instead registered in France, where the phrase means nothing, after it was vetoed in this country.
Other double entrendre-packed titles have slipped through the net in this country including Geespot, Foxy Fanny and Finmental.
Who Gives A Donald, Passing Wind and Dirty Sanchez – slang for a vile sex act – have also been granted permission to race.
Muff Diver, Peony’s Envy, Wear The Fox Hat, Sofa Can Fast and Hoof Hearted also race or have raced either in Britain or around the world.
Wayne Rooney’s scouse pals Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman were famously given the green light to call one of their nags ‘Another Horse’.
The name caused much hilarity when commentators screamed: ”And Another Horse is in the lead”.
Choke the Chicken
Curl One Off
Hugh G Dildeaux
Hugh G Rection
Hugh Gass Kisser
Ima P Ness
Major B Oner
Willie Be Hardigan
Spank The Monkey
Anita B Jaynow
Are Soles to You
Who Gives A Donald
Wear The Fox Hat
Sofa Can Fast
X-RATED BANNED NAMES
Ben N Syder
Dick N Cider
Jack Me Off
Anita B Lojob