The announcements on Monday of new arrivals for first-time sires Corinthian and Invasor got me thinking it’s time for another reader competition, although this one just for fun, not prizes.
Let's see how creative we are—make them seriously appropriate, or fun and naughty, it’s up to you! Just for kicks I have included the as-yet-unborn offsprings of Rags to Riches and Azeri, so provide both filly and colt names if you wish for Rags. If you are really serious, you can check The Jockey Club database to see if the names you select are already taken.
[edited to add Shakespeare and Jazil's new colts]
Filly (Corinthian-Sister Kit, by Storm Cat)
Filly (Senor Swinger-A Wonder She Is, by Three Wonders)
Colt (Invasor-Abby Road, by Danehill)
Filly (English Channel-Ser O No Ser, by Golden Voyager)
Filly (Ghostzapper-Azeri, by Jade Hunter)
Unknown (Giant’s Causeway-Rags to Riches, by A.P. Indy)
Colt (Shakespeare-Cafe Circle, by Vindication)
Colt (Jazil-Art Affair, by Mineshaft)
I'll take a stab at them too—I took the mostly-serious, somewhat esoteric route, so you may have to Google some of these, or be an anal-retentive intellectual geek.
For the Invasor colt, may I suggest “Invading Dane”? The English Channel filly screams “Ophelia” or “Soliloquy” which are both already taken, so I’ll take a different route and go with “Golden Compass.” For Azeri’s filly, I like “Tulpar” (massively appropriate) or maybe “Asheq” or “Ashik”, and the Corinthian filly has to be “Volute.”
As for Rags to Riches, if a colt, it’s got to be “Horatio Alger” (will anyone get that reference these days?) or a filly something equally regal to her dam, like “Maeshowe.” As for the Senor Swinger filly, I’ll take the low road and go with “Wife Swap.”
Oh, and speaking of baby names, congratulations to new father Kevin, The Aspiring Horseplayer, whose second son was born recently! I don’t know...Curlin Stafford has a certain ring to it :)