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Palrahp Fails The Naming Test

Tuesday, 21st July 2020

Odd-Spot: Eagled-eyed Australian officials have quickly put paid to attempts by owners to race a horse in Australia with the name Palrahp. Originally registered in New Zealand, the horse with Phar Lap's name spelled backwards is by Kazumi Yoshida's Group 1-performed Roc De Cambes and is trained by Tara and Philippe Vigouroux at Hawkebsury west of Sydney. According to punters.com.au, Tara Vigouroux explained, "The owner named him in New Zealand, and when he came over, the Australian Stud Book, said 'yeah, nah',", a nod to NSW's Roads and Maritime promotion against driving tired, but officials weren't asleep at the wheel. They might have been forgiven if one of the owner's surnames was Woodcock, however they've ended up choosing a name that still has a great ring to it instead: Big Bobby, a combo of Big Red and Bobby as the iconic galloper was known as.

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