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Luca_brasi
2nd Nov 2001, 06:24
With the Melbourne Cup been run in a few days i was looking at which one of the horses would provide me with some additional income and there were quite a few interesting names of the horses running. So i was thinking what are some of the more unusual or interesting horse (or greyhound) names you have heard. Some of mine include:

Maythehorsebewithyou
Pasta Express
The Secondmortgage
Frenzel Rhomb (isnt this a band?)
Russian Defence
Glue Factory (i think the owners are being a little pessimistic)
Whykickamoocow

and in the greyhounds

Shutthefridgedoor

Are there any others??

Arm out the window
2nd Nov 2001, 08:52
Derek and Clive (aka a pi$$ed Peter Cook and Dudley Moore) did a very funny phantom race call on one of their albums - I vote for the names they used, such as 'The ******', 'The Prick' or 'Vagina'.
Much funnier than Phar Lap, Fine Cotton and all those other boring ones.

HugMonster
2nd Nov 2001, 13:36
Two genuine names of horses in the UK were Betty Swallocks and Mary Hinge...

captainowie
2nd Nov 2001, 14:16
If I owned a racehorse it would be called one of two things:

"Nads" - All the punters would line the side of the track yelling "Go Nads, go Nads"

or

"Hoof Hearted" - Imagine the race caller..."It's Hoof Hearted by a nose, coming into the final straight. Hoof Hearted! Hoof Hearted!"

Just a thought....... :D

Azure
2nd Nov 2001, 14:23
I had to read that a few times before it finally clicked! :D

If I was swift....I'd be in Florida by now!

gravity victim
2nd Nov 2001, 15:09
I'm happy to report that Hoof Hearted is an actual racehorse, although I don't know if it uses this technique for that vital, race-winning final burst of speed over the line......

Dr Jekyll
2nd Nov 2001, 16:39
Someone did try to register 'Wear the fox hat' but it was spotted in time, shame.

4llA
2nd Nov 2001, 19:32
Luca Brasi
Sorry moosh you really let the side down by insisting on using i instead of I.
The main thing is that it causes readers to stop and think - 'Is that an i or an I?'
So they miss the message.
And we know you can type capitals because you do.

Please wake up and smell the coffee.
(Nicked from somewhere else)

Regards from Flagstaff.

PaulDeGearup
3rd Nov 2001, 19:36
I rather like " Norfolk and Chance".

Just say it quickly :D :D :D

HugMonster
3rd Nov 2001, 20:57
Not sure if it's the Burleigh or the Badminton Horse Trials that are sponsored by Pedigree Chum, but one of them certainly has been in the past...

engage left autopilot
4th Nov 2001, 07:58
Out of the TV sitcom "just shoot me"; Jack Gallows horse 'Tax Dodge' - might name my boat after it...

min
4th Nov 2001, 08:39
Maybe the Pedigree Chum sponsorship is used by the owners as negative reinforcement...you know...if you don't do the right bloody thing, THAT is where you'll end up!!

M.

Luca_brasi
4th Nov 2001, 09:26
There is always those who try to register their horse "RichardKranium" or "Richardhead"

I wonder if there is a horse named "Pprune" yet? Could be one way to bolster the Pprune fund :rolleyes:

maximus
4th Nov 2001, 15:51
What about "Princess Anne",seems a good name for a horse to me!

scran
5th Nov 2001, 01:53
CAPTAINOWE

NADS has been done. The NSW Footy Show had a greyhound by that name 2 years ago.

Luca_brasi
5th Nov 2001, 07:55
And the Victorian Footy Show had the greyhound called "You Idiot" didnt they?

chloe
5th Nov 2001, 10:51
Back in the late 70's when "the dismissal" was still a hot topic (well may they say God save the queen. But nothing will save the Governor General.) there was a horse going around by the name of "Sirjonkerr". :p

captainowie
5th Nov 2001, 11:22
Hey, I never said that I thought of them. It just seemed relevant to the topic.

scran
7th Nov 2001, 03:55
Sorry Captainowie (spelt it right this time), I humbly apologize!!!

captainowie
7th Nov 2001, 16:03
All is forgiven, even the spelling!

tony draper
7th Nov 2001, 16:15
Seen a Irish Zebra called Spot. ;)