Horrible Names For Horses

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Senator L wrote:
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I couldn't bet 5 bucks on this one
That's a name for the Easter bunny
Going through threads beginning to end and found this gem.

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Sharecropper - by Pioneer of the Nile/Blue Violet 2017 Colt - Bred by Winstar, owned by Spendthrift

Really?
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Here’s one: Abusive Gary
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Mylute wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Most standardbred names would qualify for this thread.

Muscles muscles muscles Hanover Hanover Hanover
And quarter horses: Corona Corona Corona Dash Dash Dash Jet Jet Jet ... and, of course, Cartel Cartel Cartel, the brazen salute to the source of the money laundered through ownership and racing of QHs in New Mexico for years.
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I have to speak up about the whole "Cartel" name and pass on some wisdom received from a certain QH expert (MountainMajesty) from another forum.
When I made a remark about Corona Cartel being named by the members of said cartel, he/she took umbrage and pointed out that the horse was named by his owner/breeder well before the criminal element got involved in QH ownership. ;)
I don't really have a problem with horses recognizing their bloodline in their names, or names that reflect the breeding farm. It tells you something about their background and pedigree, which I enjoy.
Are you also objecting to horses with Slew, Indy or Tap in their names? Or the Lipizzaner practice of naming every foal with the sire/dam name? ;) :lol:
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:56 pm
I have to speak up about the whole "Cartel" name and pass on some wisdom received from a certain QH expert (MountainMajesty) from another forum.
When I made a remark about Corona Cartel being named by the members of said cartel, he/she took umbrage and pointed out that the horse was named by his owner/breeder well before the criminal element got involved in QH ownership. ;)
I don't really have a problem with horses recognizing their bloodline in their names, or names that reflect the breeding farm. It tells you something about their background and pedigree, which I enjoy.
Are you also objecting to horses with Slew, Indy or Tap in their names? Or the Lipizzaner practice of naming every foal with the sire/dam name? ;) :lol:
No, but I might find the latter annoying if I were to start betting on Lipizzaner races. As for the Slews, Indys and Taps (and yes, even the Kittens), they're OK, mainly because there are so many t-bred runners (and stallions) that aren't named for their sires. Certain sire lines dominate QH names, and certain sire lines/farms dominate standardbred names, that the names become nearly indistinguishable. If you're going to name a QH or standardbred Cigar or Justified, why dilute the simple, straightforward impact of the name by calling him Dashing Cigar Cartel or Justified Seelster?
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https://www.pedigreequery.com/slimey

Daughter of Quality Road- she has been racing at Saratoga in the past few weeks: Why in the heck would anyone name their horse Slimey?
(it is pronounced like it is usually spelled: Slimy)- I don't understand how owners can give a horse such a terrible name. I feel bad for the horse so I root for her.
Slimey won an allowance at Aqueduct today.

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Perhaps there's a reason for it, like maybe she got out of the paddock as a youngster and got into something slimy and sticky?
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Mylute wrote:
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Perhaps there's a reason for it, like maybe she got out of the paddock as a youngster and got into something slimy and sticky?
The name also ruins a superb naming history on Slimey's dam side. It started with Oratorio (bred to Verbatim, no less) five generations back and continued through Right Word, Words of War and Verbal to Slimey's dam, Argue. Has Argue had other female foals to race that have had names more in keeping with the "word" theme?
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I would like to nominate Grumps Little Tots (Sky Mesa x W W American)for this thread. Doesn't even have the excuse of being from the Roberta Grump family like the WV-bred Grump horses.
Mylute wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Most standardbred names would qualify for this thread.

Muscles muscles muscles Hanover Hanover Hanover
I like the reserved farm/family names better than, say, Wiggle It Jiggleit.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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^^^^^^ LOL
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WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:07 am
Mylute wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Perhaps there's a reason for it, like maybe she got out of the paddock as a youngster and got into something slimy and sticky?
The name also ruins a superb naming history on Slimey's dam side. It started with Oratorio (bred to Verbatim, no less) five generations back and continued through Right Word, Words of War and Verbal to Slimey's dam, Argue. Has Argue had other female foals to race that have had names more in keeping with the "word" theme?
She has:
Sashay, 2012 filly by Stroll
Argot, 2013 colt by Stroll
She's Right Again, 2014 filly by Discreetly Mine
Slimey, 2016 by Quality Road
Quality Response, 2017 by Quality Road
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Flanders wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:02 am
WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:07 am
Mylute wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Perhaps there's a reason for it, like maybe she got out of the paddock as a youngster and got into something slimy and sticky?
The name also ruins a superb naming history on Slimey's dam side. It started with Oratorio (bred to Verbatim, no less) five generations back and continued through Right Word, Words of War and Verbal to Slimey's dam, Argue. Has Argue had other female foals to race that have had names more in keeping with the "word" theme?
She has:
Sashay, 2012 filly by Stroll
Argot, 2013 colt by Stroll
She's Right Again, 2014 filly by Discreetly Mine
Slimey, 2016 by Quality Road
Quality Response, 2017 by Quality Road
Argot is excellent and She's Right Again plays on Argue. Quality Reponse works, too. Sashay is fine for a Stroll filly but abandons the "verbal" aspect. Leaving only Slimey as the "What were they thinking" horse.
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At least with Slimey, it makes her more memorable.
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Mylute wrote:
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Want to get this thread up and running again, since names are so important to me (even the bad ones).

Swamp Rat (Hat Trick x R Smarty Pants) Just finished second in the Skidmore Stakes.

Bloodletting (Idiot Proof x Advantage Player) A name I think of when people say "bad name".

Conquest Corn Dog (Northern Afleet x My Favorite Tune) Wanted to buy her from their dispersal just so I could rename her. Too good of a pedigree for a name like that. Really no horse should be named this.
Conquest Corn Dog was bred to Secret Circle in 2017 but produced no foal. The Breeders' Cup website lists no other matings or foals.

I was hoping whoever bought her would pay to rename her. She was a maiden in two starts.
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Mylute wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Mylute wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Want to get this thread up and running again, since names are so important to me (even the bad ones).

Swamp Rat (Hat Trick x R Smarty Pants) Just finished second in the Skidmore Stakes.

Bloodletting (Idiot Proof x Advantage Player) A name I think of when people say "bad name".

Conquest Corn Dog (Northern Afleet x My Favorite Tune) Wanted to buy her from their dispersal just so I could rename her. Too good of a pedigree for a name like that. Really no horse should be named this.
Conquest Corn Dog was bred to Secret Circle in 2017 but produced no foal. The Breeders' Cup website lists no other matings or foals.

I was hoping whoever bought her would pay to rename her. She was a maiden in two starts.
They don't allow horses to have their names changed after that raced unless there is a completely valid reason, like the name is vulgar. The name just being stupid wouldn't be a valid reason.
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WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Flanders wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:02 am
WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:07 am


The name also ruins a superb naming history on Slimey's dam side. It started with Oratorio (bred to Verbatim, no less) five generations back and continued through Right Word, Words of War and Verbal to Slimey's dam, Argue. Has Argue had other female foals to race that have had names more in keeping with the "word" theme?
She has:
Sashay, 2012 filly by Stroll
Argot, 2013 colt by Stroll
She's Right Again, 2014 filly by Discreetly Mine
Slimey, 2016 by Quality Road
Quality Response, 2017 by Quality Road
Argot is excellent and She's Right Again plays on Argue. Quality Reponse works, too. Sashay is fine for a Stroll filly but abandons the "verbal" aspect. Leaving only Slimey as the "What were they thinking" horse.
And Quality Response made her family proud when she won the Phone Chatter Stakes, LOL.
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