We're used to hearing some pretty wild horse names in the racing world, but this one is probably in the conversation for the greatest.
Sumomomomomomomomo has finally won its first race at the 12th time of asking.
The incredible horse with the equally-incredible name was competing at Tokyo's Oi racecourse when she upset the odds and clinched an emphatic come-from-behind victory.
It doesn't matter whether you listen to the commentary in English or in Japanese, it's still absolutely brilliant.
Apparently the name derives from a Japanese tongue-twister that means 'plums and peaches are both peaches'.
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Sumomomomomomomomo has gone down a storm in Japan after this first success on Monday.
The name is based on tongue-twister that means 'plums and peaches are both peaches'.
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When the pack entered the the home straight, Sumomomomomomomomo (yes, it feels strange even typing it out) looked well out of the running.
Cleary with more left in the gas tank, she turned on the afterburners at the last-minute and stormed home to a huge win.
Racing die-hards and casual sports fans seem to be loving her too.
Not only did Sumomomomomomomomo's maiden victory go viral on social media, but some reports suggest kid's toys of the horse have already started appearing on shelves in stores across Japan.
She's clearly very popular already - and with a name like that you can see why.
Let's just hope she competes in Australia someday.
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