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Old 01-01-2018, 10:05 PM   #1
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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...?

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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.
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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.
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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" or "Ilikeminefried"...or "TheEggMan'sMyPa"...sorry, there's just something humorous about EggNamesForHorses...I could go on...
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Some of my favorites to run at old Beulah Park in Columbus, Ohio: EECCHHOO, Dasindog, MooMooBuckaroo and Allmyxsliveintexas.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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If you want to see someone who REALLY went deep in naming her horses, look up Suffolk Downs owner/trainer/breeder Patricia Meadows.
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The Rules for Naming

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