RACING Australia has responded after punters noticed two horses with ‘sexually explicit’ names at a recent meeting in Queensland, reports 7News.com.au

The two horses, named ‘Lovin’ Deqoque’ and ‘Get On Deqoque’, ran at the Deagon racecourse in the outer suburbs of Brisbane on Tuesday the 29th of December.

‘Lovin’ Deqoque’ finished fourth in Race 8, while ‘Get On Deqoque’ finished second in Race 9.

Both horses are trained by Darryl Ward and were ridden by jockey Bobby El-Issa.

The cheeky names were first highlighted on Twitter by @StevoRidge1 who wrote: “Interesting how the #1 in Trial 8 and #5 in Trial 9 got through the system when named.”

 

Some racing fans were left in stitches over the occurrence, before two punters warned the horses may soon have to be renamed due to the publicity.

 

“They’ll be renamed before you know it,” one punter wrote.

 

“That’ll be renamed now thanks to you calling it out!” wrote another.

 

 

Myles Forman, the CEO of Racing Australia, dismissed the ‘sexually explicit’ reading of the horse names, insisting the names were in fact pronounced ‘Lovin’ De-quo’ and ‘Get On De-quo’.

 

 

“We contact the owners when they lodge the names to make sure we know how the horse names are pronounced and what the meaning of the name is,” Forman told 7NEWS.com.au.

 

Racing Australia has responded after punters noticed two horses with ‘sexually explicit’ names at a recent meeting in Queensland.

 

The two horses, named ‘Lovin’ Deqoque’ and ‘Get On Deqoque’, ran at the Deagon racecourse in the outer suburbs of Brisbane on Tuesday the 29th of December.

 

‘Lovin’ Deqoque’ finished fourth in Race 8, while ‘Get On Deqoque’ finished second in Race 9.

 

Both horses are trained by Darryl Ward and were ridden by jockey Bobby El-Issa.

 

The cheeky names were first highlighted on Twitter by @StevoRidge1 who wrote: “Interesting how the #1 in Trial 8 and #5 in Trial 9 got through the system when named.”

 

Some racing fans were left in stitches over the occurrence, before two punters warned the horses may soon have to be renamed due to the publicity.

 

‘Lovin’ Deqoque’ and ‘Get On Deqoque’ feature in the race meet at Deagon.

“They’ll be renamed before you know it,” one punter wrote.

 

“That’ll be renamed now thanks to you calling it out!” wrote another.

 

Myles Forman, the CEO of Racing Australia, dismissed the ‘sexually explicit’ reading of the horse names, insisting the names were in fact pronounced ‘Lovin’ De-quo’ and ‘Get On De-quo’.

“We contact the owners when they lodge the names to make sure we know how the horse names are pronounced and what the meaning of the name is,” Forman told 7NEWS.com.au.
“And in this case it’s De-quo.

“Look, a combination of letters and words can mean different things to different people.

 

“In this case we were confident it should be pronounced De-quo.
“Therefore there’s nothing here that prompts concern for Racing Australia.”

Forman insisted the only way Racing Australia, which oversees the naming of 12,000 horses per year, would review the horse names would be if there was a formal complaint lodged.

 

“If we receive complaints about the name we then go through a formal complaint process,” Forman said. “Then there’s a process by which we formally review it.

 

“We make sure the review panel is a cross section of ages and perspectives, so you’re taking into account different people’s views.”

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