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dressagetraks
Sep. 7, 2007, 08:43 PM
Spinoff idea from the Green Monkey thread. I really think a big problem with that horse is the awful name. Ick. He's doomed.

Anyhow, what are the most impressive TB names you've ever run into? Ones that just had a ring to them, came off the tongue well, evoked ideas of nobility, speed, and superiority. Doesn't have to be a well-known horse, and they didn't have to live up to it. But for every Green Monkey, there has to be a Spectacular Bid, namewise. Flipside, what are the ones you wouldn't EVER subject a horse to?

My favorites:

Spectacular Bid
Count Fleet
Man o'War

Yes, I know they are all great horses, but they are also great names.

One of the worst I've ever read:

Bally Ache

TamIAm
Sep. 7, 2007, 09:03 PM
Countdown just showed part of one race with a horse by the name of Hoof Hearted-- "Who Farted on the outside!" Not quite how I'd pronounce it, but the announcer seemed to be having a blast (forgive me, I couldn't resist :winkgrin: )

spooked
Sep. 7, 2007, 09:04 PM
one of the worst names I've heard--Old Prunes

Love the play on words for the TB stallion Put It Back, out of Miss Shoplifter

TamIAm
Sep. 7, 2007, 09:30 PM
There was the famous Pot8os, I always wondered if there were a Tom8os...

Drvmb1ggl3
Sep. 7, 2007, 09:33 PM
Dylan Thomas
Maraheel
Red Rocks
Duke of Marmalade
Red Rock Canyon
Finsceal Beo

Drvmb1ggl3
Sep. 7, 2007, 09:35 PM
Dylan Thomas
Maraheel
Red Rocks
Duke of Marmalade
Red Rock Canyon
Finsceal Beo

Dude, those are like totally awesome names.

dressagetraks
Sep. 7, 2007, 09:43 PM
Oh yeah, and Rock of Gibralter.

I don't care if he lost the BC. Great name. And all in all, his race in the BC wasn't bad.

grayarabpony
Sep. 7, 2007, 09:59 PM
Favorites:
Man O' War -- best name of all.
Whirlaway. Black Gold. Native Dancer. War Admiral. Seabiscuit. Bold Ruler.
War Chant. Congaree. Arazi.

Least favorite names: Lil E. Tee, Whiskery, Burgoo King.

Drvmb1ggl3
Sep. 7, 2007, 10:00 PM
Some more very awesome names..

Doctor Dino
Sunriver
Grand Couturier
Trippi's Storm
Shamdinan
Marsh Side
Yellowstone

WindyIsles
Sep. 7, 2007, 10:20 PM
I'm sorry but no name will ever beat Weanlinggotbig for WORST name.

Carol Ames
Sep. 7, 2007, 10:27 PM
Bold Ruler!

Texarkana
Sep. 7, 2007, 10:35 PM
Worst name: "Graze"
He was a psychopath which didn't help his case any.

Best name: "Imnxcelentdriveray"
At first it was my worst name ever hands down, but then it grew on me over time (and it's pretty darn fun to say).

All in all, I love race horse names. Especially when there's witty word play off the sire and dam's names.

dressagetraks
Sep. 7, 2007, 10:49 PM
Isitingood.

Not only an awful name, but grammatically incorrect and thus offensive to my English majorness. They could have at least named the horse Isitinwell. :D

SleepyFox
Sep. 7, 2007, 10:51 PM
Some of my faves:

Unbridled
Silver Ghost
Shenanigans
Theatrical
Ashado
Blackglamma
Slewpy :)
Takemedrunkimhome :lol:

I guess I have a thing for one word names. :confused:

Carol Ames
Sep. 7, 2007, 11:02 PM
Iron Leige

Derid
Sep. 7, 2007, 11:17 PM
Awesome: Three Magic Beans

No So: any name with "Scat" in it (e.g. Scat Daddy).

Laurierace
Sep. 7, 2007, 11:25 PM
I'm sorry but no name will ever beat Weanlinggotbig for WORST name.

I dunno, I thought Stake or Steak was pretty bad.....

Flypony
Sep. 7, 2007, 11:49 PM
Piston Broke, I named him ....my ex kept him. The name fit them:lol:

Dreamboat Annie
Sep. 8, 2007, 12:27 AM
I got a kck out of "Lost in the Fog" and how he got his name...:)

Glimmerglass
Sep. 8, 2007, 12:32 AM
Exterminator - without question it fit him from his determination and utterly brilliant career

I recall in one of the books that covered racing through the ages citing a poem written about Exterminator that appeared in a Chicago paper back in the very early '20's. I'll have to dig it out at some point. One line:

"Who's the one who is true to his name .. Exterminator"

By all accounts a very peaceful and kind horse but one his foes couldn't beat unless he was handicaped to the extreme and even then he might just win.

LearnToFly
Sep. 8, 2007, 01:05 AM
Request for Parole

Lady Counselor
Sep. 8, 2007, 06:15 AM
Some beauties from the New England circuit from the early '80's:

Sucking Swamp
Fish Lips

Heard this one at Santa Anita few years back: Momoneymomoney
Seems to be a fitting name for a racehorse. :lol:

Laurel&HollyFarm
Sep. 8, 2007, 09:34 AM
I like my ex-race horse's name:

Victory Drink

and now his show name is Good To Go.

Two with horrible names that live/have lived with us are:

Stern Approach
Grub O

WNT
Sep. 8, 2007, 10:44 AM
Worst one I ever saw (and it is one word):

Spinelessjellyfish

How can a horse stand up for himself and win with a name like that!?

One name that stuck with me was Mister Frisky. I loved that name.

Madeline
Sep. 8, 2007, 11:14 AM
Flat Fleet Feet

She was an awesome 2 year old. I'd like to think that she was bought up by a consortium of racetrack announcers and retired.

Fiat Lux
Sep. 8, 2007, 11:18 AM
Portrait Painter (he's a tb, but not sure if he ever raced -- he's my mare's sire)
Rock Hard Ten
Winning Colors
Assault
Keepyoureyeonme
Sunday Silence
Incase Shebets
Easy Goer
Strike The Gold
Point Given
Rags To Riches
Genuine Risk
Ruthless
Skip Away
Street Sense

ReSomething
Sep. 8, 2007, 11:59 AM
Honker Down. Geese? Blowing noses? Car horns? Whatever. Never met the horse, we just use the old halter.

grits
Sep. 8, 2007, 12:10 PM
Well, I was going to add Spinelessjellyfish, which is my all-time favorite mortifying horse name, but somebody beat me to it. My mare had an aunt named Albuquerque Turkey, so I guess I'll contribute that one instead.

I gotta say, I like Smarty Jones for a name.

ASB Stars
Sep. 8, 2007, 12:11 PM
SECRETARIAT?
RUFFIAN?

Great names! :winkgrin:

Lynnwood
Sep. 8, 2007, 02:35 PM
On of our poor boys is named

MAXIMUM PLEASURE. porn star anyone !

grayarabs
Sep. 8, 2007, 03:07 PM
Names I love:
Forego (sp?)
In Reality
His Majesty
Round Table
Hail to Reason
Rock Hard Ten
Royal Charger
Key to the Mint

Worst name I ever heard for a stallion - Big Booger - think was local QH stallion - did they really do that???

TakeChargeLady
Sep. 8, 2007, 03:55 PM
I've always been fond of Holy Bull, the horse and the name.

Other favs:
Da Hoss (I think its cute)
Charismatic
In Excess
Fluffy Ruffles (yeah, its silly, but its fun to say)
Repent

Some less than fabulous names:
Cigar (I know he was named after an aeronautical check point, but still, YUCK!)
Skunk Face
OkeyDokeyCaptain

And the registered name of my own OTTB: Two Steppin' Bob

grayarabs
Sep. 8, 2007, 04:03 PM
TCL - funny you should mention that about Cigar - because I just learned this afternoon while reading "Champions" how he was named - like you said - and not anything to do with tobacco - which is what I have thought all these years. How funny - and I love that horse!

Linny
Sep. 8, 2007, 04:19 PM
Cigar, like many of Allen Paulson's runners was named after an aviation checkpoint. Paulson was a military pilot in WWII who later founded Gulfstream Aerospace.

TKR
Sep. 8, 2007, 04:23 PM
very bad choices:

Bubbly Bacon
Jaws
Stop For Ribs
Booger Baby
Awad
Slewacide
Quack
Ima (anything!)
Gulch
Cold Peas
Master Bates (!)
Bag
Nasty Nana
Haint
Chumming
Divorce
Surly Swain

Just a few that struck me as dumb!

PennyG

grayarabs
Sep. 8, 2007, 04:51 PM
As an aside - is it true that Dr. Fager was named for the doctor that saved the owner's life?

dressagetraks
Sep. 8, 2007, 05:06 PM
Yes, Dr. Fager was named for a neurosurgeon.

Wayne Lukas tried to copy the precedent and named a colt after the neurosurgeon who operated on his son after Tabasco Cat creamed him. Alas, lightning didn't strike twice, and Dr. Caton is not nearly as remembered as Dr. Fager.

Agreed on Cigar. Love the horse, but always thought that was a godawful name. Led to some catchy headlines, though. (After Thunder Gulch raced him: "Lukas Can't Blow Smoke with Cigar")

Somebody mentioned Black Gold. One of my favorites I'd forgotten. Totally awesome name for a horse, especially given the back story with the oil paying the stud fee.

Maythehorsebewithme
Sep. 8, 2007, 05:10 PM
Saidam-supposedly was based on alleged statement by Winston Churchill, "Never say die, say damn!" Spelling edited to pass the Jockey Club rules.

skykingismybaby
Sep. 8, 2007, 07:36 PM
My friends colt is called "Always a Virgin" out of "Neverhaveneverwill" (he just won the first leg of the pacing triple crown.

Donkaloosa
Sep. 8, 2007, 07:54 PM
Many years ago I worked with TBs at a home farm. LOTS of names --- good, bad, and ridiculous.

My favorite names:

Wheeling Easy
Stormy Drive
Stick Candy (a little grey mare who looked like a carousel horse)

Funny, and maybe true:

Tax Loophole

Bad:

Me Too
Imo's Babycakes (a stud colt who became a gelding, still a bad name)
Cheeseman


Donk (who collects really, really bad horsenames from all breeds --- there are some hideous ones out there!)

miss_critic
Sep. 8, 2007, 08:13 PM
There are too many good names to mention. But after reading this I thought it was funny bc I like the name Cigar and don't like the name Smarty Jones.

Madeline
Sep. 8, 2007, 10:27 PM
Saidam-supposedly was based on alleged statement by Winston Churchill, "Never say die, say damn!" Spelling edited to pass the Jockey Club rules.

And the pronunciation was butchered by the first track announcer who called him "SI-dam" instead of "Say-dam" BTW Saidam was sired by Never Say Die.

EponaRoan
Sep. 8, 2007, 10:27 PM
From my local track.

The bad - Lunchmeat. :eek:

The amusing: Getoffthehose (there had to be a story behind that one). :lol:

The risque/amusing: Pleasure Jet. :D

Dispatcher
Sep. 9, 2007, 07:22 AM
I've always liked Sky Battle (grandaughter of Man O War) And, of course, I think Dispatcher is a great name!

rcloisonne
Sep. 9, 2007, 07:57 AM
TCL - funny you should mention that about Cigar - because I just learned this afternoon while reading "Champions" how he was named - like you said - and not anything to do with tobacco - which is what I have thought all these years. How funny - and I love that horse!
Or the headline: "No Cigar for Cigar" when it was discovered he was sterile. :lol:

Favs:
Exceller
Citation
Eclipse

Worst:
Sunday Silence – loved the horse but the name sounds full of doom and gloom.

flyingchange
Sep. 9, 2007, 09:22 AM
Cryptogram

Joie
Sep. 9, 2007, 10:11 AM
My all-time favorite "awful" names are all out of the same mare (Danas Wedding):

Ham Sandwich (1997)
On Rye (1998)
With Mustard (1999)

Danas Wedding has since had several more foals...all with "normal" names. My friend owns Ham Sandwich, and he is a spectacular horse. Just gorgeous, and not a bad record, either.

I recently sold a mare named "In Spyt of My Ex". Tee hee!! I almost had en ex when I told my husband I had purchased her, without telling him, and had already made arrangements for her to ship home :) I am thankful her name didn't become history for me.

My stallions, IMO, have great names: Wicklow Highlands (by Temperence Hill), and Blessed Trinity. When I bought BT I explained to my husband that it was a sign from God!! How can you argue with that??

FuManSlew
Sep. 9, 2007, 11:54 AM
We had a horse running named Uxi. He is still running, just not for us. What kind of name is that?!? Pretty much what the track announcers thought. At home now my retired boys are Patrick's Slew, Puff of Smoke and Fu Man Slew.

The name I love of a horse still out there running is Don'ttellthehusband. Which is pretty much what I do when I bring horses home:D

One of the worst that I didn't own was JoJothedogfaceboy or something along those lines, he ran out of Evangline/Louisiana area.

I also looked at a horse named Feedlot. The trainer said what could you expect with a name like that.

michelle03048
Sep. 9, 2007, 12:54 PM
Names I liked:

Flat Fleet Feet, Friels For Real, and Grey Black and White. When I had to pick a reg. name for my Great Dane I picked out Grey Black and White as her name. I couldn't come up with anything that didn't sound too corny and scence she is a harly dane, with a touch of merle on her legs, the name fit her perfect.

Names I didn't like:

Isitingood. That name sounds a little porno-ish to me. Wasn't there a horse in the mid 90's called Harry Bush? or something like that???

Linny
Sep. 9, 2007, 03:41 PM
My all-time favorite "awful" names are all out of the same mare (Danas Wedding):

Ham Sandwich (1997)
On Rye (1998)
With Mustard (1999)

Danas Wedding has since had several more foals...all with "normal" names. My friend owns Ham Sandwich, and he is a spectacular horse. Just gorgeous, and not a bad record, either.

I recently sold a mare named "In Spyt of My Ex". Tee hee!! I almost had en ex when I told my husband I had purchased her, without telling him, and had already made arrangements for her to ship home :) I am thankful her name didn't become history for me.

My stallions, IMO, have great names: Wicklow Highlands (by Temperence Hill), and Blessed Trinity. When I bought BT I explained to my husband that it was a sign from God!! How can you argue with that??

I loved Hammy! The names come from the owner having approached a bloodstock agent trying to sell the mare. The agent said not to bother, he wouldn't get a ham sandwich for her! I guess the agents error was Mr Leveen's good fortune.

I like Expensive Decision by Explosive Bid x Third Wife and Still Guilty by Successful Appeal x Oh Jay.

grits
Sep. 9, 2007, 04:41 PM
Well, not only do I like Smarty Jones, but I also like John Henry, Artie Schiller, George Washington, and all the other proper-sounding names. And I'm still a little galled that the JC balked at the name Sally Hemings. The filly's breeding was perfect for the name!

Nobody has mentioned Birdbirdstheword for clunker. I didn't even like Birdstone as a name.

K~2
Sep. 9, 2007, 05:27 PM
I really enjoy the cleverly named horses, like Native Dancer, but the bad ones always come to the mind much quicker than the classy ones!

Here are a couple that stick out in my mind -

Ive Gota Bad Liver
Cattlewash (whose name was changed to that from Cry of the Tiger - still not the greatest, but a lot classier than what it was changed to.)

spirithorse22
Sep. 9, 2007, 06:25 PM
Bad:

Raw Power Patty (??? That was one of my Tb's dams)



Cool:

Lonesome Glory
Nasrullah
Aether
Nijinsky
Phar Lap
Pharos

Pretty Tricky (my current Tb's dam, a X of Clever Trick and Doxie)
Wee Nip (a previous Tb's relative)

Simkie
Sep. 9, 2007, 06:29 PM
Who remembers Horrible Hairy Hog? He went through CANTER NE several years ago, and is by the same sire as my mare Blushing Maiden. He was a nice looking horse with an unfortunate name.

TKR
Sep. 9, 2007, 06:58 PM
I thought Uzi was a bad name. I had a mare named Jac's Pelican which was a stupid name. There is a famous stallion (from way back) named Sickle -- yuck! What a shame to name a filly "Regret" and then have her win the Derby!
Squirmlikeaworm
Bug Hunter


I liked
Spend A Buck
Violado
Run The Gantlet
Affirmed
Precisionist
Crimson Satan
Dermaloot Dermashoot (! -- cute!)
Barbaro (of course!)
Funny Cide
Lady's Secret
Dahlia
Wild Again
Buckpasser
Cicada
Alleged
Trajectory
Political Coverup
Follywood
Congaree

etc

PennyG

pinkdiamondracing
Sep. 9, 2007, 07:13 PM
horrible name: Coyote Bait

funny name: Opus Onya ( thought it was funny)

great name: point determined ( by point given)

spotted mustang
Sep. 9, 2007, 07:24 PM
one local horse here competed under the name "dogfood"

bugsynskeeter
Sep. 9, 2007, 07:48 PM
Saw a mare once who was named "Half Of Everything." I always thought that was cute...and would like to know the story behind that one.

My friend had a TB mare who was born on her breeder's anniversary, thus the mare was named "Happy Anniversary." Not a big fan of that name...

abrant
Sep. 9, 2007, 08:39 PM
We have in the barn:

"Rusty Bucket"

Don't you dare call him Rusty, his name is Bucket.

No matter what stupid little story the owners come up with to explain the name "Rock Hard Ten" there is a VERY unapologetically dirty part of me that perks up when I hear the phrase "rock hard ten".

I had to name a 2 year old (too late, we had to pay) this week...

Sabona x Miss Utopia

The obvious names had "too many syllables" said his owner.

I named him "Henry David" after Henry David Thoreau who wrote "On Walden Pond" about a utopian philosophy.

I like it, but the two racetrackers I've explained it to have almost roll their eyes out of their heads. The assistant trainer already has him in the book as "Henry Davis" :no:

~Adrienne

miss_critic
Sep. 9, 2007, 08:40 PM
On the point of The Green Monkey...I thought for a very very long time that it was the worst possible name ever to give a horse, especially that horse. A GREEN monkey????
However, when I came to learn what he was named after, I don't think it is so bad. It is a gorgeous golf course-"the most expensive ever built" which makes it kind of fitting. Here is a photo of what the horse was named after. It's beautiful.

http://www.iagto.com/Images/Public/Awards/2007/res-row-sandylane-other1-lg.jpg

Texarkana
Sep. 9, 2007, 09:16 PM
On the point of The Green Monkey...I thought for a very very long time that it was the worst possible name ever to give a horse, especially that horse. A GREEN monkey????
However, when I came to learn what he was named after, I don't think it is so bad. It is a gorgeous golf course-"the most expensive ever built" which makes it kind of fitting. Here is a photo of what the horse was named after. It's beautiful.

http://www.iagto.com/Images/Public/Awards/2007/res-row-sandylane-other1-lg.jpg

I also kinda like his name... I think it suits him well. That's a gorgeous pic, too. I'd never seen a pic of the golf course.

dressagetraks
Sep. 9, 2007, 10:05 PM
I knew it was a golf course, but I've always thought it was kind of a stupid name for a golf course. Are they that desperate in the golf world? Is there some golfing equivalent of the Jockey Club who is sending back the first 8 choices as "unacceptable" so you have to go to the bottom of the barrel to register?

I heard that Hail to Reason's owner always named her horses politically, all related to her views about world events at the close of World War 2. The only other name I remember of hers, though, was No Third Chance.

Read in Blood Horse back in 2001 that they had all kinds of names like Hanging Chad and such reserved by owners for future use. If Hanging Chad ever was actually attached to a horse, I never heard of his exploits.

EponaRoan
Sep. 9, 2007, 11:38 PM
GNITSAOC MI REGLOB 1989

I ran across this one awhile back while listing to Trevor Denman attempt to call his name in a race. He made a valiant effort, then finally said, "Bolger I'm Coasting backwards!" and then figured out a way to sorta make it sound okay. Someone should Youtube it if they have it around because it was hilarious.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/gnitsaoc+mi+reglob

(He was/is by BOLGER out of IM COASTING. )

According to the folks at Pedigree Query, he started 54 times and won 11 times. And made a lot of announcers pull their hair out. :lol:

Exceller_Fund
Sep. 10, 2007, 12:25 AM
Here's a few.....

Just A Swangin
Superhappycombo

and of course the classic....Saggy

and my all time fave.......Sofacanfast (I was told the Jockey Club made the owner change the name after the first race.)

FreeWind
Sep. 10, 2007, 12:44 AM
Some odd names....Let The Big Dog Eat, Expensive One, HeHasNoTaste, Sheza Sharkey, Legs, Western Babe, Sour Cream And Onion, Sexcetra (I can't believe they named the horse that), Hakuna Matata

EponaRoan
Sep. 10, 2007, 02:43 AM
and of course the classic....Saggy

Who was bred to the equally badly named Joppy. Fortunately their famous offspring was not so badly named.


and my all time fave.......Sofacanfast (I was told the Jockey Club made the owner change the name after the first race.)

Better Sofacanfast than Sofacanslow. ;)

InVA
Sep. 10, 2007, 09:41 AM
Great names:
Unbridled
Easy Goer
Smarty Jones

Bad:
April Axe

ravenclaw
Sep. 10, 2007, 10:06 AM
Isitingood.

Not only an awful name, but grammatically incorrect

Isitingood is a Mike Pegram horse. A lot of his horses have awful names. Other Pegram horses are Moo Man, ZippersUp, Diamond Sucker, and Sunshinenbeer. :rolleyes:

Dogwood Stable had a filly several years ago named "Fight the Fudge." That is a terrible name.

My favorite names:
Ruffian
Stop the Music
Pleasant Colony
Vaguely Noble
Icecapade
Cryptoclearance
Fleet Indian
Holy Bull (I heard they wanted to name him "Holy Cow" but it was taken so then went with "Holy Bull" instead)

Lmabernathy
Sep. 10, 2007, 10:34 AM
My vets name is Doctor Dino

witherbee
Sep. 10, 2007, 11:34 AM
TKR, It's "Demaloot Demashoot" not "DERMaloot DERMashoot" - he is a cool horse and we had one by him named Anthony's Legacy (yuck).

Secretariat had 5 other names submitted: Scepter, Royal Line, Games of Chance, Something Special, Deo Volente (Latin for "God Willing").

There was a trotter named OBGYN - terrible lol.

I like:
Unbridled Song
Something Royal
Ruffian
Rough n' Tumble
Clever Trick
Raja Baba
Bold Ruler
Hoist the Flag
Unfurled
Smike Glacken
The Minstral
Theatrical
Grey Dawn II
Cap and bells
Reasonable Sin
Never Bend
Ide
Dixieland Band
Key to the Mint
Damascus
Hail to Reason
War Admiral
Whirlaway
Citation
Ridinghood
Red Ransom
Fanfreluche
True Charm
Untouchable Miss
Alydar
Affirmed
Smarty Jones
Sarava
and too many more to mention!

Don't like:
Sauce Boat
Barbicue Sauce (their spelling)
Sand Buggy
Freeforinternet
Drewman

Exceller_Fund
Sep. 10, 2007, 08:40 PM
Who was bred to the equally badly named Joppy. Fortunately their famous offspring was not so badly named.

One has to wonder if they named "Carry Back" to refer to going back in his pedigree to look for better names?

Edited to add - oh well.... just checked Carry Back's pedigree and he's got some more gawdawful names....Whiz Bang, Starweed, Goody Two-Shoes. If you go back far enough, you'll probably find Cream Checks and Bloody Buttocks.



Better Sofacanfast than Sofacanslow. ;)

Or how about a new name for The Green Monkey......Sofacan Expensive!

:D

Alibhai's Alibar
Sep. 10, 2007, 08:49 PM
GNITSAOC MI REGLOB 1989

I ran across this one awhile back while listing to Trevor Denman attempt to call his name in a race. He made a valiant effort, then finally said, "Bolger I'm Coasting backwards!" and then figured out a way to sorta make it sound okay. Someone should Youtube it if they have it around because it was hilarious.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/gnitsaoc+mi+reglob

(He was/is by BOLGER out of IM COASTING. )

According to the folks at Pedigree Query, he started 54 times and won 11 times. And made a lot of announcers pull their hair out. :lol:

That's a GREAT one!!!

Acertainsmile
Sep. 10, 2007, 09:28 PM
One of my favorite racehorse's... Greatsilverfleet... big white horse...

We have a broodmare named Saskatchewan, I used to have to spell it EVERY time for the entry clerks... hard to name babies using anything to do with that name.. not into Sassy anybodies... we named her first foal Nanjemoy... not great but oh well...

I've seen some horrible names... Uranus and Wrecked Em... both ran at Suffolk in the eighties.. usually the same race... announcer had a tough time keeping a straight face!

TamIAm
Sep. 10, 2007, 10:46 PM
I know she was a harness horse, but there was one I saw on a retraining/rehoming site for ex-racehorses...Pity they saddled such a pretty girl with (harnessed her to?) such a gawdawful name: Size Does Matter.

Glimmerglass
Sep. 10, 2007, 10:50 PM
I always liked the sprinter who damn it just had to be on the lead from the word go yet often was terribly pointed to races past 1-mile: Yessirgeneralsir, the 2004 Texas HOTY and a G3 winner. The name of that homebred's sire makes his own name all the more logical, it was Patton (http://www.dallaskeen.com/horseoftheyear.html).

The great filly/mare Ouija Board had a cool name.

Never liked the names Squirtle Squirt, Devils Bag, Fusaichi Pegasus, or Alysheba, the latter which always sounded like a cat food product.

Someone mentioned Robert Sterling Clark's US-horse which gained more notoriety when he ran in England - Hoist the Flag - and was later retired to their National Stud. Cited once before on another thread is his connection to The Beatles. It was the mother of Pete Best (the infamous 5th Beatle) who purchased (http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/0312319258.asp):


... Number Eight Haymans Green, a giant house whose cellars were transformed into the Casbah when the Best boys discovered rock-and-roll and needed a place to perform and listen to music. The Beatles first performed at the Casbah as the Quarrymen. They played to a crowd of 1,500 and received three pounds as payment.

Mona Best was able to buy the place (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Best) pawning all her jewelry and placing it as a bet on Never Say Die at 33-1 to win the 1954 Epsom Derby with a mere kid up in the irons, Lester Piggot. The rest is history ...

Video: 1954 Epsom Derby (http://youtube.com/watch?v=gXbvoiX37NA&mode=related&search=)

findeight
Sep. 11, 2007, 09:57 AM
Bad:
April Axe

Hey, that's my mare's daddy:D. Better then an obscure golf course with an ugly name;)

Carry Back was by Sloopy? out of Joppy? or was it by Joppy? out of Sloopy?

I remember one called Mustard Plaster that was a pretty good horse back in the day. Remember Bally Ache too...story was trying to come up with a name was giving them a belly ache.

Not ugly but unsuitable was Candy Spots. Cute name for a cute filly...not a strapping big chestnut colt with some little white spots who started the classic races.

You have to wince when some of these names get engraved on various memorials.

flash1
Sep. 11, 2007, 11:59 AM
WatchoutforTrouble
FlashandThunder

dressagetraks
Sep. 11, 2007, 12:05 PM
I went to the races once at Canterbury Park years ago, and they had a horse running that day called Dirty Diaper.

Can't you just see the stallion announcements if he'd really turned into something?

Darley pays $$$$$ for Dirty Diaper.
Dirty Diaper to stand for $100,000 in 2008.
Dirty Diaper full for 2007.

Kim
Sep. 11, 2007, 12:43 PM
Great thread! :)

Names I cannot stand include: Scrappy T, Judge Smells, Devils Bag.

Favorites include: Timely Writer, Secretariat, War Admiral, Buckpasser, Spend A Buck, Appleaday (my mare's dam), Sinister Minister

chism
Sep. 11, 2007, 02:48 PM
My very own horse, "Code Wind", out of a Lost Code mare. To me...his name just epitomizes the essence of an OTTB.

My own not so thrilling OTTB names... "Watrals Nat Star" and "Rudy S". What the heck is a Watrals Nat Star anyway? Rudy reminds me of an old man, and actually that's who he was named after.

I've always loved
Bold Ruler
Charismatic
Count Fleet
Lost Code
Man 'O War

sarapony
Sep. 11, 2007, 02:54 PM
I am a big fan of DarnthatAlarm. A version of what I utter every morning:lol:
Can't say that I object to Go For Gin either.:D

My mare lucked out on the JC name, Retrieve the Gold. She has a sibling, Pinky Freud. Uh, thank god I didn't end up with that!

A fellow CoTHer has a racetrack reject, I don't think she even got her gate card, named So Can I, who I want to send in a pairs class with an OTTB in our barn named Then Again. I can hear it now Now entering the ring we have, Then Again and So Can I"

EponaRoan
Sep. 11, 2007, 04:07 PM
Carry Back was by Sloopy? out of Joppy? or was it by Joppy? out of Sloopy?

By Saggy (sire) out of Joppy (dam). Sloopy sounds s/he may have come from that family though. :D

I wasn't crazy about Alysheba's name either, but I loved the horse. Then again, I wasn't crazy about Secretariat's name either.


Or how about a new name for The Green Monkey......Sofacan Expensive!

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

grayarabs
Sep. 11, 2007, 07:44 PM
Is there a story behind the naming of "Go for Wand"? Always wondered about that name.
Cannot recall - sorry - any relation ship to "Go for Gin?

dressagetraks
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:16 AM
Go for Wand's dam was named Obeah, which was the evil witch woman in some culture (Haiti? Not sure, something like Haiti). When the Obeah woman would come to threaten the village, the people would go for a wand to protect themselves. Sort of a magic wand that her evil couldn't stand against. So ironically enough, Go for Wand was named after a magical good luck charm, trying to dispell the bad vibes of her dam's name. Wish her luck hadn't run out. I was watching live on TV that day, and I'll never forget it.

No relation to Go for Gin that I know of. Anybody know where his name came from? Cards, maybe?

Glimmerglass
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:28 AM
I get tired of all the "cat" names out there save for Sweet Catomine the big filly with such promise for bigger things. Shet did retire aleast having won an Eclipse at 2. She was named for the Neil Diamond song "Sweet Caroline" as reportedly her owned Marty Wygod was listening to the aforementioned song and gave her the name.

For the "modern" names I did like the one bestowed on a sprinter: Too Much Bling

tuppysmom
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:01 AM
We have been pretty fortunate with the names of our current group of OTTBs

The boys:
El Primero
Here's Awesome
Mr. Wonderman
Phone Prank
Buena Time- will compete as Good Times
Yodeler Lake - might change that one
Rocky Shore

The girls:
Proud Mary Turnin - competes as Merry
I'm a Bad Announcer- changing that one

soon to arrive, fingers crossed:

Phantom Commander
Silent Speed

OMGIH !! one should never make a list of the horses they own. what a lota overhead

ShowMeTheGlory
Sep. 12, 2007, 08:35 AM
This is a great thread!

Some bad ones:
Goofy Broad
Pit Lizard (ugh)


The mare Cold Cookie has some great named offspring-Box of Cookies, Hot Cookie, Warm Cookie and then the owner had to go and ruin the line by naming the latest one Fioravanti. The 05' didn't follow the line either.

Some ones I like-
Red Rum
Honour and Glory
Officer
Black Tie Affair
Not For Love

I'm sure I can think of more.

Glimmerglass
Sep. 12, 2007, 09:29 AM
Not a brilliant name but I've liked the 'cute' play on the "official" name: Oprah Winney (http://www.drf.com/news/article/88420.html), who just won the Schenectady Handicap at Belmont. I sincerely doubt the diva "O" if she knew about it would be amused which is all the more reason to like it IMHO ;)

Unquestionably actor Jack Klugman would agree his horse Jaklin Klugman was saddled with a real clunker of a name. Aside from it sounding feminine (he was a colt) it just didn't roll off the toungue. From A Q&A feature with Jack a couple years ago (http://www.ntra.com/content.aspx?type=feature&id=16016):


John Dominguez [a buddy of Jack's] said, “Good, and when the horse is ready to run, we'll name it Jack Klugman, so every time it loses, you'll be humiliated.”

The guy at the farm said it was a filly, so I told him you gotta change the name, so he called it Jaklin Klugman. A year later, the guy turned the horse over to us and it was a colt, stuck with that name….how'd ya like to have that guy in charge of your sex life?

riverbell93
Sep. 12, 2007, 11:09 AM
Good Names
Rock Hard Ten - a stupid name by itself, but it matched that horse to a t
Easy Goer - just a great name
Personal Ensign
The Tetrarch

Bad Names
Secretariat
Funny Cide
Fusaichi Pegasus
Monarchos
Seattle Slew

findeight
Sep. 12, 2007, 11:20 AM
Like
Victory Gallop.
Cherokee Run.
Silver Charm.

Don't
Broad Brush-can't say it.
Alysheba-too girlie.
Silverbulletday-sounds like a beer commercial.
Indian Charlie-just don't like it. Name for a mule in the Grand Canyon.

Glimmerglass
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:16 PM
I didn't care for Bob and John as it just seemed down right dumb as a name!

Most of the Baffert trained, Mike Pergram owned horses have connections to things in his life. e.g., "Captain Steve" in honor of the officer who got Mike out of trouble when he brought a gun to the airport.

I did like the story behind the good runner, Preachinatthebar, whom Bob and Mike named in essence after the Santa Anita bartender, again:


Preachinatthebar's dam is Holy Nola, named for Nola Ferraro, a bartender in the Santa Anita clubhouse who has known Baffert and Pegram for years.

"She's a born-again Christian," Baffert said. "When you go to Nola when you get a drink, you get a little bit of blessing at the same time."

And yep, Silverbulletday was so named in connection to the beer:


Silverbulletday, named for a favorite brand of beer; Icecoldbeeratreds, named for a drinking spot near Del Mar

You'd think the late Bob Lewis would've used either one as he owned one of the largest Budwesier distributorships - since sold back to AB for a few hundred million - in California ;)

WhiteCamry
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:28 PM
Isitingood.

Not only an awful name, but grammatically incorrect and thus offensive to my English majorness. They could have at least named the horse Isitinwell. :D

I believe the name's available, if you're looking to buy an unnamed weanling.

Linny
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:30 PM
No relation to Go for Gin that I know of. Anybody know where his name came from? Cards, maybe?

Go For Gin is out of Never Knock. Knock is a term in the card game, Gin.

Even if I don't care for the name, I like when owners put a bit of effort into the names. Mrs Whitney's drive me crazy they are SO predictable. Dear Birdie bred to Grindstone = Birdstone. Dear Birdie goes to Silver Charm = Bird Charm. BORING!

Though "Nobiz Like Shobiz" is a bit weird, his name comes from Mrs Valando's (deceased) husband's career as a broadway producer. Mrs Valando likes to name her horse "broadway" names in memory of her late husband Tom who's love the game got her interested.

I always thought that most of Pegram's names were "common" and sounded like something you'd here at a fair track someplace.

WhiteCamry
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:41 PM
Worst:
Sunday Silence – loved the horse but the name sounds full of doom and gloom.

Oh, I don't know. It calls to mind the quiet of a Sunday morning, on my couch in my pj's, browsing the Sunday paper with a with a tea on the table, no noise outside and me not caring about what's going on in the world at that moment.
:yes:

WhiteCamry
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:48 PM
and my all time fave.......Sofacanfast (I was told the Jockey Club made the owner change the name after the first race.)

The JC would have broken their own rule if they had. Once a horse starts a race it's stuck with its name.

Glimmerglass
Sep. 12, 2007, 12:53 PM
The JC would have broken their own rule if they had. Once a horse starts a race it's stuck with its name.

Actually no. See the thread on the JC winning the right to bar Sally Hemmings. I added the tale of "Nut Zapper" who raced under that registered name then was forced by the JC to change it afterwards. He now is "Guts" and will race under that name but broke his maiden as "Nut Zapper" which was a confirmed lewd reference ;)

WhiteCamry
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:06 PM
Good or bad -- you tell me:

http://www.pedigreequery.com/big+tits

Laurierace
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:07 PM
Lots of horses have had their names changed after they ran when ordered to do so by the JC. Its not something an owner could do just because they wanted to. I remember one of Pegram's more offensive names got past them for a race or two and then they wised up. I am drawing a blank on the name but it referenced a one eyed trouser snake.....

Linny
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:09 PM
There was a filly a few years ago named after a cartoon clown called "Columbine is Sad." After the shooting at Columbine HS in Colorado, they petitioned the JC to allow for a name change and were granted permission. She completed her career as "Dake."

Innfilly
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:30 PM
I'm another one for Sunday Silence as an awesome name. Really suited the horse, I think. I also like:

Better Talk Now
Eastbound (a little 3 year old I knew when I was exercising, by Eastern Echo)
Affirmed
Mokhieba
Point Given

The bad:

M Dink (the dam of my little TB mare)
Flushing
Kris S.

dressagetraks
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:32 PM
I believe I'd read that Bald Eagle (awesome name), the handicap champion from about the 1960s, started out life as Nassar. His owner petitioned to have the name changed after the person Nassar became a not-so-positive reference. Hence Bald Eagle, going for a very positive, patriotic, good-old-American name.

Did you all hear about the man who, with his scientific betting methods, Daily Form, handicapping, etc., took a non horsey friend to the Derby? The friend picked out War Emblem and Proud Citizen from the program based on "patriotic names" and said that in that first post 9/11 Derby, a patriotic-named horse just HAD to win. The horsey friend tried to talk him out of it, saying why those two wouldn't last to the end, and telling how betting by names was a stupid system. The friend insisted and bet WE/PC in an exacta. The horsey "knowledgable" one bet by his handicapping rules.

What was it the War Emblem/Proud Citizen exacta paid that year? Pretty good price.

Calico
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:38 PM
I have a thing for names that seem to manifest themselves, such as an auctioned horse subsequently named Spectacular Bid and the horse named Upset who handed Man O War his only defeat.

From thoroughbredchampions.com:

"The gavel fell at $37,000 - Harry & Teresa Meyerhoff were now the owners of the steel grey yearling in the auction ring. They called their new colt Spectacular Bid, a name which would surely seem prophetic just a short year later."


And the story of Upset, from the 8.13.19 New York Times:

"The Glen Riddle Farm's great two-year-old, Man o' War, met with his first defeat here today in the running of the Sanford Memorial. He was forced to bow to Harry Payne Whitney's Upset in a neck-and-neck finish in this six-furlong dash."

ravenclaw
Sep. 12, 2007, 01:56 PM
one of Pegram's more offensive names got past them for a race or two and then they wised up. I am drawing a blank on the name but it referenced a one eyed trouser snake.....
:lol::lol::lol:

Edited to add: I like the simple, one-word names that Claiborne Farm picks for a lot of their horses (Swale, Lure, Preach, Arch, Praise, etc.). Those names are unique and pretty cool.

There was a horse that raced in the 80's whose name got changed because of a copyright infringement. His name was Fozzie Bear, but it was changed to Bold Revenue.

Cammie
Sep. 12, 2007, 02:51 PM
Even if I don't care for the name, I like when owners put a bit of effort into the names. Mrs Whitney's drive me crazy they are SO predictable. Dear Birdie bred to Grindstone = Birdstone. Dear Birdie goes to Silver Charm = Bird Charm. BORING!

Just like my poor boy- Lord Tweet, by Lord Buzz out of Tweetsiepie. Bad enough that his parents had awful names. Why in the world did his breeder decide to combine those two? Blech. :dead:

How could he have any dignity as a horse named Lord Tweet??

Texarkana
Sep. 12, 2007, 03:47 PM
Speaking of appropriate names... there was one TB I picked up at the New Holland Auction once for dirt cheap. He probably would have found himself on the meat truck, since the only other person who bid on him was one of the kill buyers.

When I ran his tattoo, I found he was appropriately named:

Tragic Kingdom :eek:

I thought that was a pretty awful name, especially considering what his fate almost was.

sprite
Sep. 13, 2007, 08:12 PM
Autistic Girl. WHY would you name a horse that? I used to work for the farm that owned her dam, and she was a lovely mare. Never could figure it out.

Always liked:

Sunday Silence
Vaquely Noble
Whirlaway
Native Dancer I always thought was a nice combination of sire and dams names.
Mumtaz Mahal and Mumtaz Begum
Discovery
War Emblem
Rainbow Quest
and of course my own Singing Native (Mill Native x Singing Gypsy-The Minstrel)

Never liked:

Seabiscuit (sorry! lol)
Grindstone
Scrappy T
Victory Gallop
Orientate (huh?)

VCT
Sep. 13, 2007, 10:27 PM
Theres a horse at the race barn I'm working at right now called Incredible Play. I really like that name. Theres another called Thadeous.

WhiteCamry
Sep. 14, 2007, 12:04 PM
Good name or bad, you tell me:

http://www.pedigreequery.com/cute+ass

:D

Trrr-ot
Sep. 14, 2007, 12:17 PM
I've always like these two.....

Tabasco Cat
Stymie

Exceller_Fund
Sep. 14, 2007, 12:28 PM
Here's the note on Pedigree Query:

http://www.pedigreequery.com/sofacanfast

Now I had heard that the Jockey Club also forced a name change on this horse - http://www.pedigreequery.com/york+hunt

All it takes is the poor announcer to say that name in a televised race......

Calico
Sep. 14, 2007, 12:55 PM
Speaking of innocent looking names, saw this one run last year - Bad S. Devil

Slewdledo
Sep. 14, 2007, 01:04 PM
Dirt Bag Annie
Chic N Bones
Pima Pants
Adbass
Fuzznuggets

EponaRoan
Sep. 14, 2007, 06:33 PM
Now I had heard that the Jockey Club also forced a name change on this horse - http://www.pedigreequery.com/york+hunt

And then there was his brother, Mike ... :lol::lol::lol:

abrant
Sep. 15, 2007, 08:41 PM
My friend and I had this conversation yesterday:

"So, there's a horse in at Arlington today called 'Crap Shoot'. If I knew the Jockey Club would let you use the word crap, my life would have been a lot easier."

"Umm... Crap Shoot? Like, craps the game, I don't think they'll let you name something 'Piece O' Crap'".

bird4416
Sep. 15, 2007, 09:09 PM
Codex I always think femine hygiene product.

chism
Sep. 15, 2007, 09:39 PM
I took a listing today at the track...."Little Arson Annie". It cracked me up.

WhiteCamry
Sep. 17, 2007, 12:08 PM
And then there was his brother, Mike ... :lol::lol::lol:

Her brother.

:D

danceronice
Sep. 18, 2007, 01:01 PM
Worst one I ever saw (and it is one word):

Spinelessjellyfish

How can a horse stand up for himself and win with a name like that!?

One name that stuck with me was Mister Frisky. I loved that name.

Hey, I LIKE Spinelessjellyfish's name. I'd watch for him on TVG. (And actually I really didn't like Mister Frisky. Sounds like a cat food.)

Honestly, I hated my OTTB's reg name, Bold McKinnon. He got the show name Admiral's Game. Also dislike: Giacomo, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide. (Those were bad Derby years for me. I mean, hard to root for them--do we have any TC winners with stupid names? Sir Barton is probably closest. Oh, yeah--Omaha. I keep forgetting him.) Dr. Fager--don't know why but I can't stand that one.

Like: Citation, Assault, Iron Liege, Easy Goer, War Admiral, War Chant, Man o' War, Exterminator, Unbridled, Rags to Riches, Real Quiet, Forego.

Indy
Sep. 19, 2007, 04:14 PM
I am a big fan of DarnthatAlarm. A version of what I utter every morning:lol:
Can't say that I object to Go For Gin either.:D


I used to care for a Darn That Alarm mare.
Same barn had a gelding named "Two Fisted Drinker" (by Double Edged Sword). That's by far my favorite name of a TB I've personaly known.

rtrules
Sep. 19, 2007, 05:18 PM
Kudos to the breeder that named my foster boy. He's a big bay by Not For Love out of My New Pal. Can you guess his name? It's a keeper and so is he.

Texarkana
Sep. 19, 2007, 06:05 PM
Kudos to the breeder that named my foster boy. He's a big bay by Not For Love out of My New Pal. Can you guess his name? It's a keeper and so is he.

I don't know... but if I was naming him, I would name him Friendwithbenefits. :lol:

Might be too risque to make the cut, though...

rtrules
Sep. 19, 2007, 09:00 PM
Oh Tex, when my hubby heard what his registered name was, he laughed and said "well doesn't that name say it all." My reply........well yes honey, I guess it does.

WhiteCamry
Sep. 20, 2007, 11:43 AM
Lousy name: Spongbobhorsepants.
:dead:

Sounds like some guy came into some $$$, bought a horse and let his kids name him.

abrant
Sep. 20, 2007, 10:00 PM
I don't know... but if I was naming him, I would name him Friendwithbenefits. :lol:

Might be too risque to make the cut, though...

Hahaha... my first thought was "the Jockey Club won't let you use that word!" :lol:

~Adrienne

texang73
Sep. 20, 2007, 10:37 PM
Kudos to the breeder that named my foster boy. He's a big bay by Not For Love out of My New Pal. Can you guess his name? It's a keeper and so is he.

Intruiging... Do tell... :D

It HAS to be better than my now retired OTTB whose registered name was, and no I am not kidding, River Rat Ronald... :o

Vitriolic
Sep. 22, 2007, 09:02 PM
I like the dam's names: Twitch, Tweak, Ta wee. It sure looks neat down the pedigree page. Unbridled is neat and Serena's Song is so elegant.

Tuff Tilly
Sep. 22, 2007, 09:26 PM
I just have to look at my mares papers for the best and worst. ;)

On top she's got a "Hail the Pirates"

On bottom she's got a "Meathook Doll"


Also saw a few of good ones this year at the track.

"Surfer Dude"

"Smart Bob"

"Mucho Salt"

"Infinite Strike"

and a "Red Monkey"

K~2
Sep. 22, 2007, 09:29 PM
The first TB I really ever met had the wonderful name of "Truckstop Cutie" :o

Anne FS
Sep. 23, 2007, 01:53 PM
I thought Sunday Silence was a great name.

Whirlaway
Gallant Fox
Eclipse

Those short names that stick with you are the best, IMHO.

jetandmegs4
Sep. 24, 2007, 01:46 PM
I personally like my ex racer's name Willie Cruise.

charlieo
Sep. 25, 2007, 04:31 PM
For the worst -- Worrisome Hag by Hagley out of Worrisome thing -- and she's a nice mare, too.

<3OTTB
Sep. 25, 2007, 05:50 PM
Explosive Bucks

Cornerpost
Oct. 4, 2007, 09:35 AM
Kudos to the breeder that named my foster boy. He's a big bay by Not For Love out of My New Pal. Can you guess his name? It's a keeper and so is he.

My first guess was Love My Pal, but I think my husband got it with My New Love.

Pat Ness
Oct. 4, 2007, 05:10 PM
I just have to look at my mares papers for the best and worst. ;)

On top she's got a "Hail the Pirates"

On bottom she's got a "Meathook Doll"


Also saw a few of good ones this year at the track.

"Surfer Dude"

"Smart Bob"

"Mucho Salt"

"Infinite Strike"

and a "Red Monkey"

Were you at Canterbury this year? I remember the Red Monkey name and I liked that name as well (I also like The Green Monkey name...)

JoZ
Oct. 4, 2007, 05:51 PM
My all-time favorite is Marquetry. Just a wonderful sound.

EponaRoan
Oct. 5, 2007, 12:39 AM
Plus given the marking on his front leg, it's a very good name for him.


Marquetry is the craft of covering a structural carcass with veneer forming decorative patterns, designs or pictures.

http://www.hillndalefarms.com/stallions/marquetry.shtml

jengersnap
Oct. 5, 2007, 09:55 AM
I was stabled next to "You Know My Name". His barn name was "Hey You". :(

I'm still berating hubby over a horse he bred and named about a decade ago. Poor thing was given "Mito's Sexy Rexy". He's a gelding.

summerly
Oct. 8, 2007, 01:49 PM
My fav's

Dehere of the dog....of course by Dehere
No Soup For You...........Alphabet Soup
Jiboom........filly my husband trains, she's the bomb
Dyshantor........another Juddmonte, they always have great names
Danzig..........classic
Zanjero..........so handsome
Summerly........Summer Squall filly.........of course!!!!

Hate

The Green Monkey.......of course he can't run, but he is beautiful in person

jengersnap
Oct. 10, 2007, 12:36 PM
Hubby and I were watching the last race at Philly yesterday, and as they were loading, the announcer said something like "They're building the line (putting horses in the gate) and we are now waiting on nobody, that is, a horse named Nobody, not nobody as in "nobody"..." and he kind of trailed off after that twisted up explaination, so we both settled in to see how Nobody did in the race.

A horse named Pit Lizard had a clear lead in the stretch, but as the announcer said "And here comes Nobody! Nobody is coming up strong, Nobody challenging Pit Lizard, Nobody is going to win this race!"

Hubby and I just collapsed in giggles as Nobody nailed Pit Lizard on the wire.

EponaRoan
Oct. 10, 2007, 05:04 PM
Nobody is going to win this race!" Love it! :lol::lol::lol:

Another of the names they tried for her was It's Nobody.

NOBODY 2005 by LIGHT OF MORN out of MIMIOFMIAMI .

http://www.pedigreequery.com/nobody4

One thing we debated naming a foal out of a mare named Snow Pack was Snow Fun. We came to the conclusion that might not be a good idea since we could hear some of the announcer comments in our heads. And it seemed like sort of a negative name when you think "it's no fun."

Keep1Belle
Oct. 15, 2007, 02:48 PM
When I was younger we had a horse in our barn named CrazyDumbNut.. His owners renamed him Nutrageous. I think reeses had just come out with the candy bar at that time,.

purplnurpl
Oct. 15, 2007, 05:59 PM
I still feel bad for this horse every time I look at him on the LOPE site.
Born Under a Gate

There was that European 4* eventer neamed Sonofabitch. How terrible is that?

Reed's horse's (RAyers) full name is Makeumshiver. I love that!

ef80
Oct. 15, 2007, 06:13 PM
Someday, I really want to see a horse named A Swarm Of Angry Bees. Might take some creative spelling, but man - any position or prize that horse takes will generate a laugh or two.

Other silly name options: A Rampaging Lion, Three Flying Pigs, Your Mother-In-Law :)