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VigorsTheGrey 01-01-2018 10:05 PM

On the naming of racehorses....
 
I find it strange and amusing what names owners give to their race horses. Is there any rhyme or reason (no pun intended) to naming...?

I know that some are combinations of sire and dam names as if to form a name from both...but still there are a lot of strange, strange names for example, today there is a horse named "Croissant".....or "Normandy Beach" or "Cimpl Man"...

Now horses are living beings and we have relationships with them..so what, do we as handlers say, "Here, Normandy Beach, here Normandy Beach, come get your carrot, Normandy Beach...?

Or how about the name "Next Shares"...? What has that name got anything to do with a living breathing horse...?

jay68802 01-01-2018 10:34 PM

Like you, I enjoy some of the names and wonder how they came to be.

Some names seem to stick with you, like the horse named Skinny Peter has stuck in my memory. Why was the horse named that.

I think it was Mike Repole who named the horse Stopchargingmaria because his wife had a spending problem while they were building their house. I thought that was sort of funny. And at least when he names a horse Stopbangingthepoolboy, we will know the status of their relationship.:)

Fager Fan 01-01-2018 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by VigorsTheGrey (Post 2256340)
I find it strange and amusing what names owners give to their race horses. Is there any rhyme or reason (no pun intended) to naming...?

I know that some are combinations of sire and dam names as if to form a name from both...but still there are a lot of strange, strange names for example, today there is a horse named "Croissant".....or "Normandy Beach" or "Cimpl Man"...

Now horses are living beings and we have relationships with them..so what, do we as handlers say, "Here, Normandy Beach, here Normandy Beach, come get your carrot, Normandy Beach...?

Or how about the name "Next Shares"...? What has that name got anything to do with a living breathing horse...?

The names usually get shortened around the barn, if they can be shortened. Normandy Beach is probably Normandy or even Norm.

It can be hard to name the horses because of availability. Most short one or two word great names are already taken (at least until the annual release of names). I always wanted to name a horse Godspeed, but it's permanently unavailable.

I hardly ever worry with trying a combination of the sire and dam's names, though occasionally a dam comes along with a name that can inspire names for the offspring. The best I've heard lately is the first offspring out of Egg Drop who is getting close to debuting. His name? Scrambled.

VigorsTheGrey 01-02-2018 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Fager Fan (Post 2256352)
The names usually get shortened around the barn, if they can be shortened. Normandy Beach is probably Normandy or even Norm.

It can be hard to name the horses because of availability. Most short one or two word great names are already taken (at least until the annual release of names). I always wanted to name a horse Godspeed, but it's permanently unavailable.

I hardly ever worry with trying a combination of the sire and dam's names, though occasionally a dam comes along with a name that can inspire names for the offspring. The best I've heard lately is the first offspring out of Egg Drop who is getting close to debuting. His name? Scrambled.

That's pretty funny..! There are probably lot's of good "Egg Drop" names...like maybe "Humpty Dumpty"...but that's probably already been hatched...

How about "Hesagoodegg" :lol: or "Ilikeminefried"...or "TheEggMan'sMyPa"...sorry, there's just something humorous about EggNamesForHorses...I could go on...

Sparky13 01-02-2018 09:30 AM

Some of my favorites to run at old Beulah Park in Columbus, Ohio: EECCHHOO, Dasindog, MooMooBuckaroo and Allmyxsliveintexas.

onefast99 01-02-2018 10:06 AM

I have to tell you, this isn't as easy a task as you think. Once you come up with a name that you like you have to go to the registry and make sure the name can be used. I'm sure cimpl man was originally going to be simple man and per the registry it was already taken. Repole named stopchargingmaria based on the fact his wife charged while shopping(if I sell a company and pocket 1.3b I would let my wife shop all day). How about those who name a horse after a loved one and then the horse gets claimed? It happened to my trainer who bred the horse, he named it after his daughter it took a while but he claimed her back and then made her a riding pony.

Zaf 01-02-2018 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Sparky13 (Post 2256389)
Some of my favorites to run at old Beulah Park in Columbus, Ohio: EECCHHOO, Dasindog, MooMooBuckaroo and Allmyxsliveintexas.

Lol

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cj 01-02-2018 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Zaf (Post 2256456)
Lol

George Strait All My Ex's Live In Texas Live - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMNw_-yUm_0

When I was in Basic Training, our TI used to make us march to that song. I wish I was kidding.

Zaf 01-02-2018 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by cj (Post 2256462)
When I was in Basic Training, our TI used to make us march to that song. I wish I was kidding.

LOL:pound:

Racetrack Playa 01-02-2018 12:49 PM

The Green Monkey? a frog
Ghostzapper? a joint
:cool:

RunForTheRoses 01-02-2018 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Racetrack Playa (Post 2256465)
The Green Monkey? a frog
Ghostzapper? a joint
:cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmQ5FCAb6vc

I like owners that do something unique like the one word namer- Lure was one, and the owner who named after air stations- Arazi was on of the horses.

linrom1 01-02-2018 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by RunForTheRoses (Post 2256484)
I like owners that do something unique like the one word namer- Lure was one, and the owner who named after air stations- Arazi was on of the horses.


Allen Paulson --All of the horses that he got to name were named after airport navigational checkpoints that he had flown through during his piloting career. Some other horses he owned named after checkpoints include Arazi, Azeri, Yagli and Diazo and Cigar.

It certainly far nobler than that "sicko" who names his horses after financial terms, who I hope will never receive an Eclipse.

elhelmete 01-02-2018 02:44 PM

If you want to see someone who REALLY went deep in naming her horses, look up Suffolk Downs owner/trainer/breeder Patricia Meadows.

VigorsTheGrey 01-02-2018 02:57 PM

The Rules for Naming
 

onefast99 01-02-2018 03:28 PM

bodacious tatas a Dennis Drazin owned horse. Nice name. Last raced in 1991.

chadk66 01-02-2018 04:58 PM

My dad named one of our home breds "Fling It At Em".

VigorsTheGrey 01-02-2018 05:43 PM

Here's one: "Eight Barking Dogs (2014)" Now why in the world would anyone name a horse "Eight Barking Dogs"...? So you see my point...it sometimes is totally irrational, I mean we don't name our dogs "Ten Hurdling Horses" so it is just sort of weird when you really think about it...
...And I know it all has to do with the Registry, and coming up with a unique name and all that stuff, but still...its just the way it is, because there really is no alternative :popcorn:

ultracapper 01-02-2018 05:47 PM

Mr. M T Pockets

Mulerider 01-02-2018 08:01 PM

A Nice Slewish Boy

davew 01-02-2018 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by VigorsTheGrey (Post 2256573)
Here's one: "Eight Barking Dogs (2014)" Now why in the world would anyone name a horse "Eight Barking Dogs"...? So you see my point...it sometimes is totally irrational, I mean we don't name our dogs "Ten Hurdling Horses" so it is just sort of weird when you really think about it...
...And I know it all has to do with the Registry, and coming up with a unique name and all that stuff, but still...its just the way it is, because there really is no alternative :popcorn:

18 characters or less

What would you come up with if you had to name 50 animals EVERY year?

SaratogaSteve 01-02-2018 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by onefast99 (Post 2256532)
bodacious tatas a Dennis Drazin owned horse. Nice name. Last raced in 1991.

Think that was Cesar Kimmel.not Drazin.

His most infamous name was Cunning Stunt. :D

RunForTheRoses 01-02-2018 08:54 PM


RunForTheRoses 01-02-2018 08:58 PM

There are also a slew of Grateful Dead inspired names, including an owner who has posted here-Scarlet Begonias, China Rider, Althea?

MonmouthParkJoe 01-02-2018 10:03 PM

One of my favorites was a horse that ran at Monmouth named Richiefromshoprite, another chicken wing haha.

If/when I own a horse (come on mega millions!) rest assured it will have a human name. I had cats named Pete, Repete, and Threepete. I currently have two dogs, Charlie and Doug. 😊

Ocala Mike 01-02-2018 10:33 PM

A subject near and dear to my heart.

I won a WinStar naming contest a few years back with this name for a 2011 filly:

BLUEGRASS CAT X THEREGOESMSAMERICA - I named her REDWHITENBLUEGRASS and won a key chain. The filly wound up racing in Korea.

When I was in the breeding business (short-lived), I named our horses somewhat less imaginatively.

ISLAND WHIRL X PARTY CUT UP = ISLAND PARTY
WILD ESCAPADE X I BIEN READY = BIEN WILD
MR. LIVINGSTON X I BIEN READY = PRESUMED READY

The late Norman Casse had fun naming his horses. He had one that he called ISITINGOOD. Not sure of the parentage, and always wondered how he got that past the registry. LOL.

reckless 01-03-2018 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by SaratogaSteve (Post 2256663)
Think that was Cesar Kimmel.not Drazin.

His most infamous name was Cunning Stunt. :D

Yes it is Kimmel with the thought-provoking names for his horses.

He was part of the Warner Communications conglomerate of the 1970s with the late, great Steve Ross. The last I heard was that Kimmel was still running a casino in Russia, hard to believe.

My favorite was a mare named Honor And Offer.

VigorsTheGrey 01-03-2018 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by davew (Post 2256646)
18 characters or less

What would you come up with if you had to name 50 animals EVERY year?

How about " DoUnoInoTheynoWeno"...:)

Sparky13 01-03-2018 08:45 AM

Sometimes I think people make the name of the horses difficult so the announcers have a hard time announcing during the race.

spiketoo 01-03-2018 08:57 AM

I lived for awhile off the winnings from Notorious Pleasure. I still live by that mantra.

Fager Fan 01-03-2018 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by SaratogaSteve (Post 2256663)
Think that was Cesar Kimmel.not Drazin.

His most infamous name was Cunning Stunt. :D

Both bad, particularly the latter. I guess I'm a prude about liking respectful names on the horses.

Fager Fan 01-03-2018 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ocala Mike (Post 2256686)
A subject near and dear to my heart.

I won a WinStar naming contest a few years back with this name for a 2011 filly:

BLUEGRASS CAT X THEREGOESMSAMERICA - I named her REDWHITENBLUEGRASS and won a key chain. The filly wound up racing in Korea.

When I was in the breeding business (short-lived), I named our horses somewhat less imaginatively.

ISLAND WHIRL X PARTY CUT UP = ISLAND PARTY
WILD ESCAPADE X I BIEN READY = BIEN WILD
MR. LIVINGSTON X I BIEN READY = PRESUMED READY

The late Norman Casse had fun naming his horses. He had one that he called ISITINGOOD. Not sure of the parentage, and always wondered how he got that past the registry. LOL.

Wasn't Norman still in elementary school when that one ran? He was owned by Pegram and trained by Baffert. A lot of giggles about Isitingood, but it only made me think Pegram was sexually inept.

Frost king 01-03-2018 09:28 AM

Woodbine had a couple of horses. One named Blondeinamotel and the other one that got past the JC was Manga Kayka.

onefast99 01-03-2018 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by SaratogaSteve (Post 2256663)
Think that was Cesar Kimmel.not Drazin.

His most infamous name was Cunning Stunt. :D

Drazin owned the horse with Kimmel, he told me the story several years back that he would never be able to name another horse similar to that one due to the JC not allowing it.

Ocala Mike 01-03-2018 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Fager Fan (Post 2256729)
Wasn't Norman still in elementary school when that one ran? He was owned by Pegram and trained by Baffert. A lot of giggles about Isitingood, but it only made me think Pegram was sexually inept.

I'm talking about Norman Casse, Sr. who I worked for down here at OBS ITW in the 90's. You must be thinking about Norm, Jr.

Fager Fan 01-03-2018 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ocala Mike (Post 2256939)
I'm talking about Norman Casse, Sr. who I worked for down here at OBS ITW in the 90's. You must be thinking about Norm, Jr.

I realized that after I posted. But did the elder Casse train him later on? I remember him being a Pegram horse trained by Baffert.

Edit: I just looked him up. I must've misunderstood you as I see Casse was the co-breeder.

Ocala Mike 01-03-2018 10:13 PM

Yes, he had Cardinal Hill Farm down here back then.

Benni 01-04-2018 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Sparky13 (Post 2256722)
Sometimes I think people make the name of the horses difficult so the announcers have a hard time announcing during the race.

Like this one?


How about this gelding named...

Sex Machine (AUS)

TB, B, G, foaled November 2, 1997
( Shagny - Dominuette (AUS), by Domino (AUS) )

Jockey: Alex O. Solis
Trainer: Ronald L. McAnally
Owner: Angelo Vasili
Breeder: Pelubra Park Pty Ltd

Raced in California from 2003 to 2006.

PaceAdvantage 01-07-2018 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by linrom1 (Post 2256489)
It certainly far nobler than that "sicko" who names his horses after financial terms, who I hope will never receive an Eclipse.

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F?

Baron Star Gregg 01-08-2018 01:37 PM

I agree with Josh Pons as he said in his book. A horse deserves a good name.

onefast99 01-08-2018 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by MonmouthParkJoe (Post 2256683)
One of my favorites was a horse that ran at Monmouth named Richiefromshoprite, another chicken wing haha.

If/when I own a horse (come on mega millions!) rest assured it will have a human name. I had cats named Pete, Repete, and Threepete. I currently have two dogs, Charlie and Doug. ��

Joel Kligman trained him, he ran into the barn wall and died. Favorite amongst many at MP.


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