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mariasmon
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:00 pm

Coolmore has been more communicative since they acquired American Pharoah, but basically they're still their same old secretive selves. The only situation where they actually gave more info than anyone would've expected was with St. Nicholas Abbey and his injury/recovery/death.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:46 pm

St. Nick was a star and he had a huge fan base, so I think that they knew they were going to be better off updating news about the colt than going into silent mode. I also believe he was a stable favorite and the lads really thought he was going to make it. :(
It's a case where, IMHO, his death hit the Ballydoyle Boys hard enough that their feelings actually showed.
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 am

I think they realized that they'd have an easier time of it if they were proactive with the American Pharoah updates, too. And social media is the simplest way to do it. They're mostly not sharing anything but fluff, but fans feel like they're in the loop and it probably cut down significantly on the annoying phone calls and emails they would be had to put up with.
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:58 am

mariasmon wrote:They haven't submitted a name yet, but I noticed the 2015 Shanghai Bobby out of Opulence (Giant's Causeway/Rags to Riches) now has a gelding notation in his file. I can about guarantee, in keeping with Coolmore norms, he's not going to get a good name if he's already been gelded.
"The Bobby" has been submitted for him. Why do they hate him so much? :lol:
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:28 am

They really missed an opportunity to name him 'Ricky Bobby'
weeeeeeeee
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mariasmon
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:14 am

The Bobby was rejected anyway.
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:04 pm

They really missed an opportunity to name him 'Ricky Bobby'

Or maybe 'Riches Bobby,' for his illustrious grand dam? ;)
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Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:31 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:They really missed an opportunity to name him 'Ricky Bobby'

Or maybe 'Riches Bobby,' for his illustrious grand dam? ;)
Richy Bobby... :lol:
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Will's Pioneer - Grey or Roan colt Pioneerof the Nile x Holy Bubbette (full to Cairo Prince)
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:37 am

Pretty At War - f. War Front x Plum Pretty
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Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:30 pm

mariasmon wrote:Pretty At War - f. War Front x Plum Pretty
Couldn't they come up with something better?
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mariasmon wrote:Pretty At War - f. War Front x Plum Pretty
That's really, really terrible. Not just the lack of creativity, but the imagery itself is terrible. Who wants to be "pretty" at a war? Just no.

Personally, I would have named her Salicina. It's lovely and feminine and rolls nicely off the tongue. P. salicina is one of the most commercial plum species.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:02 am

bare it all wrote:
mariasmon wrote:Pretty At War - f. War Front x Plum Pretty
That's really, really terrible. Not just the lack of creativity, but the imagery itself is terrible. Who wants to be "pretty" at a war? Just no.

Personally, I would have named her Salicina. It's lovely and feminine and rolls nicely off the tongue. P. salicina is one of the most commercial plum species.
They could have gone with War Isn't Pretty. It still combines both parents names and makes a political statement.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:50 am

I wonder how often owners submit cool, clever or classy names, only to get stuck with their 2nd or 3rd choice when their preferred name gets rejected by the JC for some reason. :?
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Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:10 pm

Unfortunately, Pretty at War was the first and only name submitted in this case.
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:11 am

Was Wonder Woman/Diana Prince taken?
I think the Wonder Woman film showed the grace and beauty in the sheer athleticism of the amazons, so that could evoke a certain imagery without glorifying warfare. Plus in terms of comics canon, the amazons fight with honour and nobility, and for a just cause. It doesn't have quite the same infantilised connotations of "pretty". Or they could've tried a name pertaining to cultures with warrior women/famous warrior women of the past.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:35 pm

Treve wrote:Was Wonder Woman/Diana Prince taken?
Both of those names would be considered copyrighted material and not be allowed to be used. The only way you could get around it is if you knew a real person named Diana Prince and she gave you written permission to use her name.
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