Ah, The Grand National. The one horse race in April when everyone suddenly becomes a betting expert for an afternoon, before returning to the sober truth that you probably don’t know as much about horse racing as you think you do.
Like us though, you’re probably aware of some of the most famous racing horses of our time (Seabiscuit, Red Rum, Ballabriggs), but it’s usually the horse with the silliest name that we all essentially chuck £1/2/5 at for our one flutter of the year. Will it be Alf Ramsey’s Porn Dungeon or Christ’s Chin will you lump on the race this year? Neither, because they’re made up names by one Alan Partridge.
This year, as ever, there are a few names that could genuinely pass as monickers for sundry indie bands. Do you look forward to the new EP from The Romford Pele or ride it to glory? Does Buywise have hooves or Converse?
Try our ‘Band Name or Horse Name?’ quiz and put your equine knowledge to the test. It’s harder than you think…