What’s in a Name?

Lot’s of casual punters, when asked how they came to pick a horse to bet on, say that they just went with a name they liked. They often sound quietly confident when they do so, as if they’re suddenly in the know, or that a name conveys  secret all revealing informatin to them. It puts me in the mind of the Carry on Film scenes with Joey the Budgie:

 


 

I’m sure horse owners too appreciate the importance of a name, but some of them have a comedic take on the process. Certain names are disallowed if they are too full on or inappropriate in some way. Here’s a list of funny horse names that got the go ahead though. They’re all real. Some of them are mischievous – designed to make commentators to look silly – others are witty, others silly. Take a look:

Flat Fleet Feet (tongue twister!)

Arrrrr    (scream, commenttor, scream!)

Geespot  (naughty play on words)

Ha Ha Ha (how to make a commentator sound unprofessional)

Pianist (I beg your pardon!)

Hoof Hearted (Kicking up a stink)

Mucho Macho Man (I prefer ‘In The Navy!)

Hoarse (Pass that nag a lozenge)

Horsey McHorseFace (the legend.. needs no introduction!)

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