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There has been a lot of talk about Dominic Cummings and Barack Obama in the news as of late.

After all, one of them broke lockdown rules to make a 260 mile trip with coronavirus to get 'childcare' and the other has been the subject of a baseless conspiracy theory from the president of the United States.

Thankfully, there weren't any obvious links between Cummings and Obama....until now.

A resurfaced 2017 article by the Field Sports Channel about Sir Humphry Tyrrell-Wakefield has gone viral.

If you don't know who that is, he is English baronet and expert on antiques and architecture and the father of Mary Wakefield, who just happens to be married to, yep you guessed it...Dominic Cummings.

So, how does Obama fit into all this? Well, within the article it is revealed that Sir Humphry owns or owned a horse which he had named 'Barack.' Why did he name it after the 44th president of the United States of America? Because – and we quote verbatim – "because the horse is half black and half white."

The story was focused on Sir Humphry riding the horse the entire length of Britain, which we will admit is impressive but the curious (and very dodgy) choice of name is what has caught people's attention.

This would probably be a good time to point out that the horse in the pictures isn't 'half back, half white.' It is mostly brown, with a little bit of white.

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