Once again, it’s the birthing season for a new crop of thoroughbreds—which means it's time to play the new foal naming game! Considering some of the god-awful names that owners come up with, how could we possibly do worse? Consult The Jockey Club database to see if a name is taken already if you are really serious. Otherwise, let’s have some fun!
Filly, by Cowboy Cal out of Do Nice, by Unbridled (January 2)
Filly, by Zensational out of Queenie Cat, by Storm Cat (January 4)
Filly, by Exchange Rate out of Royal Card, by Chapel Royal (January 6)
Colt, by Yeats out of Suma Flamenca, by Rock of Gibraltar (January 8)
Filly, by Dunkirk out of Sculpture, by Deputy Minister (January 10)
Colt, by My Pal Charlie out of Pegasus Rose, by Fusaichi Pegasus (January 11)
Colt, by Two Step Salsa out of Blindfold, by Metfield (January 12)
Colt, by Birdstone out of Upscale Storm, by Storm Cat (January 15)
Colt, by Old Fashioned out of Destiny’s Yield, by High Yield (January 15)
Filly, by Champs Elysees out of Shuttle Mission, by Sadler’s Wells (January 17)
Filly, by Doctor Dino out of Angelina, by Kaldounevees (January 17)
Colt, by Sea the Stars out of Centreofattention, by Danehill (January 21)
Colt, by Papa Clem out of Candi Capri, by Slewdledo (January 25)
Not terribly creative, but how about Nice Cowgirl, Zensational Queen and Blind Step Salsa? Unfortunately, Royal Exchange is taken, so maybe Royal Kate (in honor of the upcoming wedding)? For the Sculpture filly, how about Camille Claudel? Sticking with my geeky art historian tendencies, how about the Candi Capri colt named after Palladio’s Villa Capri? The Champs Elysees filly—Parisian Mission?