Full Stride, that mare wouldnt, by chance be by Die Laughing?
I have two interesting names to add:
1) Left At Sale, and he was. No Saled and was just left there. He was 'rescued', had a name change and went on to race.
2) Get Me Papers. His dam was sold, and the seller had 'lost' the papers, never did find them but it got sorted and duplicate reg was issued just before the deadline for registration. He is a pretty decent race horse, far exceeded expectations, obviously got speed from his sire, not the dam.
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Old, old, old story but goodie. I read that Colonel Bradley of Idle Hour Farm fame was just getting rolling, not a big name yet. He named a horse Bad News in the hopes that it would travel fast. Turned out to be his best yet by far, and he went on to name all his horses B names (Black Toney, etc.)
But I love the idea of a race horse named Bad News so it would travel fast.