Tom Durkin calls this one. I laughed so hard, I teared up and had to watch the race over again.
OK, OK. Seriously. Some people do put a lot of thought into naming a horse. Picking any random name just won’t do. It has to represent something of the horse, speaking to the horse’s character and abilities. He must have a “show name” and a “barn name.” A name should give an impression upon reading it in the list of entries!
Macchiato ridden by William Fox-Pitt (GBR): Smooth and sophisticated. Sitting his trot must be like riding on a cloud.
The Frog ridden by Clayton Fredericks (AUS): Doesn’t exactly suggest elegance, but wouldn’t you like to see him jump?
Oingy Boingy ridden by Nici Wilson (GBR): Why not?
I keep a running list of horse names I come up with that I like, should horses suitable for any of them happen to come along at just the right moment (and I have the just the right amount of cash, which is unlikely).
What would you like to name your next horse? Do you have a list?