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  1. #1
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    Default Most Awesome/Not So Awesome Names

    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



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    Default not so great...

    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 )



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    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



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    There was the famous Pot8os, I always wondered if there were a Tom8os...



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    Dylan Thomas
    Maraheel
    Red Rocks
    Duke of Marmalade
    Red Rock Canyon
    Finsceal Beo



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    Dylan Thomas
    Maraheel
    Red Rocks
    Duke of Marmalade
    Red Rock Canyon
    Finsceal Beo
    Dude, those are like totally awesome names.



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    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.



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    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.



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    Some more very awesome names..

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



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    I'm sorry but no name will ever beat Weanlinggotbig for WORST name.
    *The Quietman ~ Irish Approved Gr.1 Stallion
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    Exclamation don't forget !

    Bold Ruler!
    breeder of Mercury!

    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans



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    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.
    Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO



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    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.



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    Some of my faves:

    Unbridled
    Silver Ghost
    Shenanigans
    Theatrical
    Ashado
    Blackglamma
    Slewpy
    Takemedrunkimhome

    I guess I have a thing for one word names.



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    Iron Leige
    breeder of Mercury!

    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans



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    Awesome: Three Magic Beans

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



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassenach View Post
    I'm sorry but no name will ever beat Weanlinggotbig for WORST name.
    I dunno, I thought Stake or Steak was pretty bad.....



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    Piston Broke, I named him ....my ex kept him. The name fit them



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    I got a kck out of "Lost in the Fog" and how he got his name...



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    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.



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