I was thinking about racehorses that were named for a living or dead person and I wonder what other COTH members think would be these names.
From the current news, I don't think a race caller will ever announce the names of Anthony Weiner, Bill Crosby, and Barrack Obama. I don't think will see the names Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter either. just can't see a Nancy Pelosi in a starting field. Well maybe a filly named Nancy Pelosi might sneak in at Gold Gate Fields but hardly think it would happen at Charles Town.
What are some of the names you all think might never leave a race announcers lips?
Ok, I'll admit I laughed so hard at that I spit diet coke.
My wife says that the stain will come out if you get it out immediately. There are lots of things you can blame on the JC, but unfortunately spitting your diet coke is not one of them. Unless you want to submit "spityourdietcoke" as a name for one of your juvenile horses.
You may not know this but around some farms, ours included, "Diet Coke" is use to clean the acid build up on machinery battery poles. I find learning new things makes you sleep better at night.
Can't help but wonder how Tom Durkin would handle a race call with that name in it. Maybe "Holy cr*p, it's Spityourdietcoke" moving along the rail leaving the field in its wake of dust like they were all Diet Dr. Pepper drinkers."
Are these all Standarbreds? If so, the Standardbred registration office must be more fun than the Jockey Club.
Yes, those are Standardbreds but the rules are the same, no person living or dead without written permission from the person or his/her heirs, no lewd names, no repeat of certain horse names (a long list) and now they sound out the names after Norfolk And Way......they should have started with Fog Ducker and the TB registry should have started with Fog Duckin who was of the same era. I asked my friend, who was an announcer about that particular pair and he would just blush furiously because he mixed up the F and D on both horses. That said, way back when Stoner Creek was still breeding, they came up with interesting and sometimes slightly racy names for their horses - Hot Pants, D Cup, Fried Egg but also named some of the greats
FWIW, there once was a boxer named after a pretty decent trotter of the latter part of the 19th century.....the horse was Cassius M Clay and his groom was a Mr Clay, some distant relative of the aforementioned boxer; for the younger set, the boxer is Mohammed Ali.
Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!
I saw a yearling in the Harrisburg catalogue out of the mare Gluteus Maximus. They'd named him Nice Rs Blue Chip.
Sk_pacer: It does look like the Standardbred Registration is more fun than the JC. But just about everything is more fun than the JC. I'll bet Catholics who self-flagellate are ten times more likely to have fun than the JC.
I don't know WTF these goofs were thinking when they let this one in:
C U NEXT TUESDAY (2A7141, M)
COLE MUFFLER - PANDELABRA - ABERCROMBIE (2003 foal)
I think one of the SB registration rules is that the horse owner be unable to put together a complete sentence or can consistently spell incorrectly. Anyone who would think of being involved in a equine sport that includes riding a bicycle cart within inches of the horse's dock at 30 miles an hour is either crazy or has a "bad smells" fetish or has a manic dare devil high speed composting passion. Beaver Breeze is going to love harness racing. Can you imagine being involved in a sport that is easy on the eyes, is exhilerating, and clears the sinus of quality air every time the gate is opened behind a polluting, CO2 emitting, inefficent fuel consuming late model 1960's model GM car purchased from a Cuban used car dealer in Havana that just missed a recall by 10 years.
Beaver Breeze, I'm with you on this.
Well like I said anything is more fun than the JC. This a sport the self-flagellating Catholics can love. And if the compost is well scented solidly congealed and aerated, it can be sold for extra cash. What's not to love about harness horseracing.