The Australian racehorse who last year rose to global prominence due to its name picked up its maiden win in Australia this morning.
Horsey McHorseface featured on publications such as CNN last year, its name an obvious play on 'Boaty McBoatface' -
the leading choice in a UK public poll last year to name a British research vessel (the vessel was subsequently named the RRS Sir David Attenborough, for what it's worth).
But while Horsey McHorseface's name might have rendered it a bit of a novelty act, Irish jockey Keagan Latham rode it to a storming victory in just its fourth outing at the Lathan Arthur Thompson Memorial Maiden.
The commentary was naturally wonderful.
He's done it! The people's horse Horsey McHorseface breaks through for his maiden win at #Cessnock. Congrats to connections & @BBakerRacing! pic.twitter.com/hMVZ3Is5U4
— SKY Racing (@SkyRacingAU) June 5, 2017
Jockey Latham was born in South Africa, but having won 120 times during four seasons spent riding in Ireland between 2008 and 2012, is registered as an 'Irish' jockey by most outlets, presumably much to the ire of Paul Kimmage.