Horrible Names For Horses

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ElPrado2 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:25 am
That Voodoo You Do comes from a very old Frank Sinatra song, Opry from the Grand Ole Opry. I'm really dating myself with the song. That must be from the 1950's or earlier.
Yes, but how do the the sire and dam's names add up to Opry? Sinatra wasn't a country singer, and Declaration of War has no connection to Nashville, country music, the Opry or anything else in that vein. OTOH, there was a 2007 foal also named Opry. Her dam was Acuff -- Roy Acuff was a country music legend and the heart and soul of the Opry.

Put That Voodoo Youdo on the "what?" list, too. She's by Speightstown-Our Friend Terry, by Cox's Ridge. Again, probably the favorite song of someone with a say on the name of the horse, who was probably going to name a horse that regardless of pedigree.
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I told you I was dating myself...
I can remember that song from the old Lawrence Welk show. It was usually sung by one of the regular performers, he used to be in western costume. Don't ask me to name him, even my memory isn't that good. :lol:
In the early '60's, my father, in the USAF, was stationed on Okinawa. I lived there for 3 years. 1 TV station. We were stuck with the old Welk show every night at 7:30. Unfortunately, I remember that well.
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i prefer names that aren't pedigree oriented.

moscow burning - MOSCOW ballet x BURNING desire

ah yes, very creative. A+. such imagination. :roll:
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:27 pm

You must hate the way Lipizzaners are named then. Every horse's name is a combination of the sire's name followed by the dam's name. :P :lol:
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Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:25 am

Moscow Burning actually sounds cool... could have been a good name in reference to the Bolshevik revolution, or a WWII name. But I agree sometimes pedigree names get out of hand.

On the other hand though just be glad you aren’t into Shagya Arabians. The stallion I fell in love with last summer, was named Ghazal XXI, son of Ghazal XIX however was the uncle of Ghazal XXII.
There were also several Shagya XXI, and several O’Bajans. Keep in mind those were all stallions standing at the same farm at the same time.

I am sure there has to be some sort of logic in their numeral system and I noticed they sometimes will have the exact same Roman numerals but a different number in front of the name. Like here this stud’s dam’s name is an exact repetition of the damsire but for the number in front.
http://babolnamenes.hu/en/lovak/termekk ... al-xxi-en/
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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Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:24 am

The Nazis never did get to Moscow. They seem to have had this little problem with winter.😰 They did manage to bomb it, though.
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The Nazis never did get to Moscow. They seem to have had this little problem with winter.😰 They did manage to bomb it, though.
"Not much fun in Stalingrad," as "Mr. Hilter" muttered bitterly in that classic Monty Python sketch.
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It wasn't exactly toasty.
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Yeah I was referring to the bombing
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 Oct 03, 2018 10:50 pm

Probably 50% of all horses in Hong Kong have um... interesting names but this new one named today appears to have broken HKJC media rep Andrew Hawkins
A 2yo COLT from Ireland by Dragon Pulse out of St Edith formerly known as Ninetythreetwenty has been named "GRANDMA WIN"

https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewNJHawk ... 4939329536

Andrew Hawkins is a HK horse name connoisseur. "WHAT MAN HORSE" was another name that broke him a few years ago
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:34 am

sweettalk wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:03 pm
i prefer names that aren't pedigree oriented.

moscow burning - MOSCOW ballet x BURNING desire

ah yes, very creative. A+. such imagination. :roll:
I like names that are pedigree oriented, but take a bit of thought as well.

For instance there were two fillies by Man o' War out of a mare called The Nurse.
One was named Florence Nightingale (famous for her actions in the Crimean War); the other was Edith Cavell (a famous WWI British Nurse)

I also like names that are "themed" for lack of a better word.

For example: Real Delight (1949) -> Plum Cake (1958) -> Yule Log (1970) -> Christmas Past (1979) -> Christmas List (1995) -> Check it Twice (2005)

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aethervox wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:34 am
sweettalk wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:03 pm
i prefer names that aren't pedigree oriented.

moscow burning - MOSCOW ballet x BURNING desire

ah yes, very creative. A+. such imagination. :roll:
I like names that are pedigree oriented, but take a bit of thought as well.

For instance there were two fillies by Man o' War out of a mare called The Nurse.
One was named Florence Nightingale (famous for her actions in the Crimean War); the other was Edith Cavell (a famous WWI British Nurse)

I also like names that are "themed" for lack of a better word.

For example: Real Delight (1949) -> Plum Cake (1958) -> Yule Log (1970) -> Christmas Past (1979) -> Christmas List (1995) -> Check it Twice (2005)

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Three of the worst examples of pedigree-based names were cheap horses on the New England circuit in the '70s: a son of the sire Blasting Charge given the name of Charging Blast, and siblings by Free Call-Fay Long named Free Long and Long Call!
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aethervox wrote:
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I also like names that are "themed" for lack of a better word.

For example: Real Delight (1949) -> Plum Cake (1958) -> Yule Log (1970) -> Christmas Past (1979) -> Christmas List (1995) -> Check it Twice (2005)

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Or Oval (1921) -- Goose Egg (1927) -- Shut Out (1939).
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Backseat Lover
Creepy the Crab
Ticticboomdynamite

And!!!!
Out Trump'd Her!!

I think they all ran today.
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One more.
Very distinguished

Fafa


What it means, I have no clue.🙄
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ElPrado2 wrote:
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Backseat Lover
Creepy the Crab
Ticticboomdynamite

And!!!!
Out Trump'd Her!!

I think they all ran today.
Creepy the Crab is in my VS - has been for a spell - don't ask why, too long of a story.

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Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:22 pm

Wegotoldyougotsold - won the last race (4th) I think at Keenland - hate the name
May they run with the WIND
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:59 pm

The Glominator. ?

Thetrashmanscoming

Winandyourin Gin


? The drink or the card game?🤪
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ElPrado2 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:07 am
One more.
Very distinguished

Fafa


What it means, I have no clue.🙄
I foaled him out! My guess it’s some weird nickname that they call him.
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