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