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    Default Taco's official name is....

    Rachel Alexandra's boy gets his registered name announced today. I've been watching the Stonestreet website but haven't seen anything yet. Any guesses?

    I like "Kendall Jackson". I know, perhaps a bit predictable, but I still hope that's the one they chose.

    https://twitter.com/StonestreetFarm/...001664/photo/1
    Last edited by Gestalt; Jul. 27, 2012 at 06:07 PM. Reason: added link
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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    Ugh!

    Jess's Dream

    Lame choice. Period.



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    Default Double UGH

    Did not think they would pick a name like that. Bleah
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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    Honestly the suggestion (in jest) made by Matt Carruthers on TVG today - Curling Iron - was better!



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    And I prefer this drinking motif by my wife and I - scraps more
    Last edited by Glimmerglass; Jul. 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Glimmerglass View Post
    And I prefer this drinking motif by my wife and I - scraps more
    Ooh, who's riding the big chestnut in the pic on the table?
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestalt View Post
    Ooh, who's riding the big chestnut in the pic on the table?
    I am. I rode him as a favor in a jumper show. He's a nice prelim level event horse.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Glimmerglass View Post
    I am. I rode him as a favor in a jumper show. He's a nice prelim level event horse.
    Very nice looking boy. And I hope his name isn't as goofy as Taco's. I mean, how corny can you get? Jess's Dream, sounds like a bad movie on the living channel.
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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    Yuck.
    Caitlin
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    The horse I rode is an appendix cross with a decent name.

    For homage to Jess I would've opted for Stonewall as in Jackson. Although picking a Confederate general, for his prowess in militarily command not necessarily for his opinions or allegiance, maybe has its own challenges.



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    I like the name. Simple and sentimental.

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    I don't like it for a boy horse.



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    I am not a grammar scholar. Shouldn't it be Jess' Dream?



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    As if often the complaint with would-be Triple Crown horses, I have to say this name doesn't fit in with the grand names of prior winners ... it "ain't no War Admiral or Citation"



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    A bit off-topic but Rachel's full sister - a yearling - saddled with the not so great name of Samatha Nicole (which sounds like an "employee" at Scores) will be up for auction at Keeneland November sale. Breeder Dolphus Morrison is dispersing his holdings.



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    What is the story behind the name? Who is Jess?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Shine View Post
    What is the story behind the name? Who is Jess?
    Owner of sire, Curlin, and dam, Rachel Alexandra, the late Jess S. Jackson, Jr



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    Thanks GG. That makes sense now.



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    It reminds me of "Ashleigh's Wonder" from the Thoroughbred book series.

    http://whitebrookfarm.blogspot.com/2...ed-wonder.html



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    Well, I suppose it was expected. But as I've seen in other name-the-foal contests, usually the owner picks one they like from everything submitted. I read that they chose this because it was the one most suggested. Whatever.
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