Horrible Names For Horses

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Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:16 pm

Life At Zen wrote:My reaction to the name has nothing to do with it being about horse meat. Actually I've never thought of it that way.

It's just a terrible, bland name. And the ones you posted were not much better. Did they run out of unique name ideas? How do you look at a horse and go, "I'm gonna name that one Gourmet Dinner!"
Blandness is in the ear of the beholder. His dam is Potluck Dinner, who was out of Romantic Dinner, who was by Who's For Dinner! Gourmet Dinner is several steps up in class over all of those other dinners. The reason the breeder or owner chose the name is obvious. Horse names often aren't so obvious, and just about all of those cryptic names have a story behind them. My favorite is Open Mind. How do you look at a horse and go, "I'm gonna name that one Open Mind!"? Easy, when you're D. Wayne Lukas and you've just convinced your son Jeff to "keep an open mind" about a filly by a then-unproven stallion named Deputy Minister!
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Is this thread not about everyone's opinion of a bad name...

What some love, others hate. I love Notacatbutallama. Many hate it. The reason behind the name doesnt matter.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:32 pm

Afrashad wrote:A few years ago, Godolphin had a horse named Skanky Biscuit.
They also had a 'Sandusky' in training last year... It was in England so I am not sure if whoever named it was following headlines, but it's not like it is particularly catchy name otherwise... :?:
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:26 am

The Tin Man wrote:
Flanders wrote:Eagle Eye Fleagle. Found it when doing some random horse progeny search the other day. I have no idea what it means.
Wasn't Fleagle one of The Banana Splits?
I have no idea who "The Banana Splits" are.
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Flanders wrote:
The Tin Man wrote:
Flanders wrote:Eagle Eye Fleagle. Found it when doing some random horse progeny search the other day. I have no idea what it means.
Wasn't Fleagle one of The Banana Splits?
I have no idea who "The Banana Splits" are.

Wow ... You must be a youngster! ;)

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Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:29 am

Evil Eye Fleagle was also a cartoon character from L'il Abner by Al Capp...
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:35 am

Northport wrote:
Afrashad wrote:A few years ago, Godolphin had a horse named Skanky Biscuit.
They also had a 'Sandusky' in training last year... It was in England so I am not sure if whoever named it was following headlines, but it's not like it is particularly catchy name otherwise... :?:
Bred by Godolphin and born in 2008, according to Pedigree Query. I suppose it's possible somebody waited until 2011 (when the scandal broke) to name him, but probably not. More likely he was simply named after the city in Ohio, as at least four other horses have been.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:39 am

Wow- I just had a flashback with the mention of the Banana Splits
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:47 pm

Just scanning the workouts at Hollywood Park and there's an unraced gelding named Pot Roast. Purim x. bye Love, by Hennesey. What's with these beef names? I think I posted "Charbroiled" on the old thread. :roll:
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:44 pm

This name always made me sad.

Nobody
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:39 pm

TouchOfGrey wrote:This name always made me sad.

Nobody
At least Nobody wasn't really a nobody. Earned a little cash in his day, and was not exactly a horrible racer.
I hope he is still around somewhere enjoying a long and happy retirement...


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Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:33 pm

There's one out here called "No Name Needed" ...

Another one that I personally like is called "Banged His Eye". :)
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http://www.faniq.com/blog/The-Dirtiest- ... -Blog-8579

Here's a link to some horrible names like:

Cunning Stunt
No Fat Chicks
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War Admiral wrote:http://www.faniq.com/blog/The-Dirtiest- ... -Blog-8579

Here's a link to some horrible names like:

Cunning Stunt
No Fat Chicks

Cunning Stunt is one of those notorious Caesar Kimmel filly names, which belong in a category all their own. Bodacious Tatas, Honor an Offer, Cold As a Witch's, Black Beaver -- he loved to see what he could get past the Jockey Club.
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WarBiscuit wrote:
TouchOfGrey wrote:This name always made me sad.

Nobody
At least Nobody wasn't really a nobody. Earned a little cash in his day, and was not exactly a horrible racer.
I hope he is still around somewhere enjoying a long and happy retirement...


WarBiscuit
There was a nice Canadian runner in the '80s by the name of No Class. Multiple stakes winner, IIRC.
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:18 am

Last Saturday - the day after Halloween - there was a son of Ghostzapper named Monster Mash running at Calder. I couldn't resist betting him and he won going away as the favorite. And for several hours after, I had the song "Monster Mash" going over and over in my head. :)
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:41 am

Several years ago the NY Times ran an article about bad race horse names:
http://therail.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0 ... ed-horses/

The list of 500 entries includes names like: Myexwifesashes, Tossthejockey, Iamsbound, Runningfor diapers, etc.
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Sexual Harrasment, by Silver Deputy -- Why??

Ride Me Fast, by Candy Ride, who's actually a stakes winner.

Both names make me cringe.
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Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:23 am

Personal Ensign wrote:Thread Revival
Had to dig up the initial post in this old thread to opine that Thread Revival, which rolls off the tongue, would make a damn good horse name.
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