‘Tis the birthing season for thoroughbreds, so it’s time once again to play the new foal naming game. Let’s see how creative we are—whether serious or funny (or even naughty), it’s up to you! You can check The Jockey Club database to see if the names you select are already taken. Lots of fillies thus far which, considering how the fairer sex has dominated racing in the past few years, is probably a good thing.
Colt (Student Council, out of the Unbridled mare Unbridledobsession) born Jan 4
Colt (Indygo Shiner, out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Jade Queen) born Jan 8
Filly (Zanjero, out of the Broken Vow mare Frangible) born Jan 8
Colt (Xchanger, out of High Brite mare Maiden of Honor) born Jan 8
Filly (Theatrical, out of the Geiger Counter mare Antique Auction) born Jan 11
Filly (Curlin, out of Hawkster mare Zophie) born Jan 12
Filly (Raven’s Pass, out of Danehill mare Pure Illusion) born Jan 12
Filly (The Green Monkey, out of Kayrawan mare I’m Angela) born Jan 13
Filly (Majestic Warrior, out of Hennessy mare Express Chick) born Jan 17
Filly (War Pass, out of Smoke Glacken mare Throbbin’ Heart) born Jan 19
Filly (Midnight Lute, out of Tiznow mare Tough Tiz’s Sis) born Jan 19
Filly (Spring At Last, out of Gold Fever mare Havana Gold) born Jan 19
Filly (Harlington, out of A.P. Indy mare Appleby Gardens) born Jan 20
My thoughts (albeit a little twisted, or esoteric at times) include:
If the Student Council foal had been a filly, I think Tracy Flick would have been perfect! Folks familiar with the Renee Witherspoon film “Election” will get it. However, since it’s a colt, I’m inclined to go with Class President.
Jade Emperor sounds regal for the Indygo Shiner colt, while the Xchanger colt could be Xchanging Vows.
For the Majestic Warrior filly, it would be too easy to go with Majestic Chick, wouldn’t it? Maybe something more regal, like Boudica or Valkyrie Warrior? Along those lines, how about Warrior’s Heart for the War Pass filly?
I’m a huge fan of Tough Tiz’s Sis so seeing her filly by Midnight Lute run will be a real pleasure—but, I’m completely at a loss for a name! Same is true of Curlin’s little girl—maybe Princess Zophie?
Would it be too mean to name The Green Monkey’s daughter I’m a Monkey Too?