Horse names, Lovin’ Deqoque, Get On Deqoque, Deagon Racecourse


Racing Australia has decided to take action after two Queensland-based horses with X-rated names caught the attention of punters worldwide.

A pair of nags named Lovin’ Deqoque and Get On Deqoque appeared in separate trials at Deagon Racecourse on Tuesday.

The horses, both trained by Darryl Ward and ridden by jockey Bobby El-Issa, finished fourth and second in their respective runs, but it was their unusual monikers which caught the attention of racing fans and even made headlines overseas.

But on Wednesday, Racing Australia said it was fully aware of the names and everything was above board.

“We contact 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,” Racing Australia boss Myles Forman told 7 News.

“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.”

But Forman quickly backflipped on Saturday, claiming the governing body was hoping to scrap the names before they next jump.

“Racing Australia has now reviewed the names and irrespective of how they are intended to be pronounced is working with the owner for the names of the horses to be changed before they next race,” Forman told 7 NEWS.



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Racing news: Horse names Lovin Deqoque, Get On Deqoque Racing Australia to take action, Darryl Ward, Bobby El-Issa


Racing Australia says it will work with the owner of two horses that ran in Queensland over the Christmas period with ”sexually explicit” names.

Racing bosses want to scrap the names of two horses owned by Darryl Ward which ran at Deagon in South East Queensland by the names of ”Lovin’ Deqoque” and “Get On Deqoque”.

Jockey Bobby El-IssaSource: AAP
Murwillumbah horse trainer Darryl Ward
Murwillumbah horse trainer Darryl WardSource: News Limited

”Lovin’ Deqoque” came fourth in Race 8 and “Get On Deqoque” ran second in Race 9.



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Racing news: Horse names Lovin Deqoque, Get On Deqoque being mispronounced, Racing Australia says


At first glance it seemed like a cheeky owner had snuck two X-rated horse names past Racing Australia, but the governing body insists we’re just pronouncing them wrong.

Punters were having a giggle after a pair of nags named Lovin’ Deqoque and Get On Deqoque appeared in separate races at a meeting at Daegon Racecourse north of Brisbane on Tuesday.

The horses, both trained by Darryl Ward and ridden by jockey Bobby El-Issa, finished fourth and second in their respective races but it was their unusual monikers which caught the attention of racing fans and even made headlines overseas.

“Interesting how the #1 in Trial 8 and #5 in Trial 9 got through the system when named,” Steve Ridge tweeted.

But Racing Australia says its fully aware of the names and everything is above board.



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Horse names Lovin Deqoque, Get On Deqoque being mispronounced, Racing Australia says


At first glance it seemed like a cheeky owner had snuck two X-rated horse names past Racing Australia, but the governing body insists we’re just pronouncing them wrong.

Punters were having a giggle after a pair of nags named Lovin’ Deqoque and Get On Deqoque appeared in separate races at a meeting at Daegon Racecourse north of Brisbane on Tuesday.

The horses, both trained by Darryl Ward and ridden by jockey Bobby El-Issa, finished fourth and second in their respective races but it was their unusual monikers which caught the attention of racing fans and even made headlines overseas.

“Interesting how the #1 in Trial 8 and #5 in Trial 9 got through the system when named,” Steve Ridge tweeted.

But Racing Australia says its fully aware of the names and everything is above board.

“We contact 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,” Racing Australia boss Myles Forman told 7 News.

“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.”

If you say so, sir.



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