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“Big Tits” gets French approval

British racegoers could be mistaken for thinking that they have something to look forward to if a French horse called Big Tits ever manages to race in the UK.

The three-year-old filly, who last week made her racing debut in the Prix des Favourites at Lonchamps, was namedby her trainer Elie Lellouche during a family meal.

“We were having lunch and trying to come up with ideas,” she told The Sun. “My son suggested Gros Nichons, but that wouldn’t have got past France Galop, so we decided on the English equivalent.”

Normally French horses with English names are checked with the British Jockey Club and vice versa, to try and ensure that no swear words or rude names that might cause offence get approved by either authority.

However, Big Tits seems to be an exception to this procedure rule and has slipped through unnoticed. As the mare has already run in France, it seems unlikely that the Jockey Club could do anything about her unusual name if the decision was made to run her in the UK.

“We often ask for the meaning of any unusual or foreign words that are not known to us,” a Jockey Club spokesperson told HHO, “but France Galop didn’t ask us in this case and have approved the name, which means the horse could run in Britain.”

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