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  1. #1
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    Default Interesting ranking of Derby winner . . .

    By name no less. Not up to date but ORB is ranked #1.

    http://fusion.net/story/128811/all-1...f-their-names/



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    My personal favorites are Riva Ridge and Black Gold.

    As for Orb - lost some money due to him in the Preakness!
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    My wife handicaps using catchy names and her favorite colors. She has a better record than me. She liked the idea of this list.

    I actually believed that ORB would be a TC champion and AP would drop to the claiming ranks. LOL.


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    One horse had the same name as the small town in PA were I was raised but left because there was no future there at all.

    Johnstown


    PS. There is also a town with the same name in NY.
    Sue
    Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you!



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    My first horse was out of a Chateaugay mare.
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    I specially like the three generations of Derby winners with Count in their names: Reigh Count, Count Fleet, and Count Turf. That's one of the reasons I chose Count Fleet as the #1 Triple Crown winner.
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    If SHAMMY DAVIS had won the 97 Derby, I would ranked him #1 on this list. Alas I have spent my time mulling over who would name a horse ZEV.



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    I was actually stunned Zev wasn't on the bottom.

    I think my favorite Derby winner name is still War Admiral.



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    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post
    I was actually stunned Zev wasn't on the bottom.

    I think my favorite Derby winner name is still War Admiral.
    A little off the OP but I remember coming across a colt named Moon Moon Moon some years back and thinking that his original connections must have been a bunch of drunken fraternity brothers.



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    Lol, well, he IS a Malibu Moon...maybe they thought "torrential" moons?



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