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  1. #1
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    Default Jockey Club Name Released?

    The Jockey Club recently released the name of a 2002 gelding I used to have. Does this mean that he's dead or do they routinely release the names of non-racing geldings past a certain age? I checked the registry and it didn't say that a death report was received.



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    Yes, they release the names of geldings over 10 years old if they haven't raced in a while (not sure the exact time frame) unless the horse was famous and the name retired.
    Freeing worms from cans everywhere!



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    As CHT said, they do release non retired names after a period of time.
    I just checked, and my 2002 gelding's name has also been released. He is very much alive (or at least was when I last saw him an hour ago )



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    What's the release time span for mares? I recently found out that there's a 4 year old colt out there with my 1983 model mare's name. Gotta say, he's a much better racehorse than my girl would ever have been.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    Lucky's a 2002, but since his last race was in late 2009, his name is still taken. If I read the rule correctly, it'll be free for use in 2014 as he hasn't raced since and obviously he won't be breeding anything!



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    Lucky's Peppermint Habit is a cute name too!


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    ROFL...too bad it's six letters too long for the JC! I wonder if Peppermint Habit is taken....



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