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Shocking Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shocking adj
  1. glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident" [syn: lurid]
  2. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time" [syn: disgraceful, scandalous, shameful]
Shocking Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shock \Shock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Shocking.] [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. [root]16
  1. Cf. Chuck to strike, Jog, Shake, Shock a striking, Shog, n. & v.]
  2. To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence. Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. --Shak. I shall never forget the force with which he shocked De Vipont. --Sir W. Scott.
  3. To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates. Advise him not to shock a father's will. --Dryden.
Shocking Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shocking \Shock"ing\, a. Causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting. The grossest and most shocking villainies. --Secker. -- Shock"ing*ly, adv. -- Shock"ing*ness, n.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Shocking'


Shocking is an Australian bred Thoroughbred racehorse, trained by Mark Kavanagh, who won the 149th Melbourne Cup on 3 November 2009 by three-quarters of a length.

Shocking is by the outstanding sire, Street Cry (Ireland) out of Maria Di Castaglia by Danehill (USA). George Fraser purchased Maria di Castiglia (GB) while she was carrying Shocking in utero at a William Inglis bloodstock sale for $20,000. Mr Fraser later sold the resulting foal, Shocking, at the 2007 Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $45,000 to a local horse broker. After being broken in, he was sold on to Laurence Eales for $64,000 in late 2007.

At the time of winning the Melbourne Cup he was four years old and had qualified after winning the Lexus Stakes over 2,500 metres at Flemington on 31 October 2009. The Melbourne Cup was Shocking's 15th start. He defeated Crime Scene (ridden by Kerrin McEvoy) and Mourilyan (ridden by Glyn Schofield) who placed second and third respectively.

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