Horse called Sumomomomomomomomo debuts in Japan and has fans going crazy over her name

A horse called Sumomomomomomomomo made its debut in Japan – and fans went crazy at its name.

The two-year-old filly was running at the Ohi Racecourse in Tokyo on Christmas Day.

But despite the interest in her name, she didn't have a great first run out – finishing in last place.

But the race announcer did well just to get the full name out.

One fan had warned: "And Merry Christmas to the race caller that needs to call this on debut at Ooi Friday, race 4. Odds on it only being called once?"

And others reacted to seeing its name on the race list.

One said: "Funniest name ever in horse racing
Sumomomomomomomomo (スモモモモモモモモ) makes her debut next at TCK."


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While another explained the name: "It's finally time to debut! Plum Momo Momo Momo. Written in English, Sumomomomomomomomo. Also pay attention to the live performance of the announcer."

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It's likely to have been named after the popular Manga series: Sumomomo Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth.

The title for the series itself was based on the Japanese tongue twister: Sumomo mo momo, momo mo momo, sumomo mo momo mo momo no uchi, which means Plums are peaches, and peaches are peaches, and plums and peaches are both types of peaches.

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