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Horse 'Smiles like Jacinda' causes a stir in the racing industry

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 10:51am
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Horse 'Smiles like Jacinda' causes a stir in the racing industry

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 19 May 2022, 10:51am

The name of a Canterbury horse has caused a stir in the racing industry.

Smiles like Jacinda trialled at a Rangiora Harness Racing event.

Under Harness Racing New Zealand's naming policy, a name can't be approved if it has political significance or might cause offence to a reasonable person.

HRNZ chief executive Gary Woodham says the owners have been asked to change the name, and they're waiting for their decision.